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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: +737/ -722 ft
Total: 37 riders

Mountain Biking Chilao / Silver Moccasin

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#185 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#2,473 in the world

Some tough climbs. Long fireroad climb. Great scenery. Starting at about 5000 feet and climbing to about 6200 where you can stop at "lunch rock" and take in the view. Rocky, rough technical singletrack downhill follows.

First added by bpierro on Oct 25, 2008. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the 210 highway take route 2 north up into Angeles Crest. Park at the Chilao campground. Start riding.
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Rider questions

Q: Has anyone ridden from the top of silver moccasin(13 miles) to the Gabrieleno trail over to the lower campground of Switzer(9 miles)
A: yes, a few months back. the gabrieleno trail had some trees down, but I hear they have cleaned it up. It is a great ride. Super fun trail with lots of drops and rocky technical areas. You do have to climb a 1/4 mile of steep paved road to get back up to switzer at the end of the trail.

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  • Eltoca21

    Very enjoyable. At the time of riding the trail was in excellent condition other than a few fallen trees. This course has a bit of everything. The climb is very reasonable. There are one or two very short hike-a-bike sections. Be aware of the bushy trees that sometimes partially obstruct the trail as they cause painful scratches.

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  • Dv_Cho

    As of March 11, 2017. Lots of large downed trees south of silver moccasin trail. Very time consuming in which daylight (riding lights), water, and nutrition may become an issue. Used the SCOA shuttle service dropping off at Hillyer.

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  • macr88   ✓ supporter

    Pretty fun trail but you definitely need to get used to the different grip levels the terrain offers, some sections remind you of trying to ride on the beach while others provide decent grip. Overall fun trail

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