This has the potential of being a great route with tons of switchbacks and a
“doable” gradient both ascending and descending. The trail tread is in very
good shape … as of this posting, however, the trail is getting overgrown in
several places. Expect to be pulling weeds out of your spokes and a scratchy
ride. It’s worth it to have this nice singletrack loop easily available to the urban
There are a couple places you come on “Caution” signs indicating tight
switchbacks. Believe them! These switchbacks apparently weren’t designed
with mountain bikes in mind. The exposure is pretty extreme. Put a foot
down (or both feet)! There are plenty of other switchbacks on this loop you
can practice on.
The Bark Park Trail begins at the north end of the dog park (Bark Park).
@ mile 0.29 the trail forks. Go left.
@ mile 1.13 you intersect the New Millenium Loop Trail. Recommend doing the
loop clockwise, so turn left.
@ mile 3.21 you intersect the Anza Loop Trail. Turn right onto this double
track and follow it up to the end.
@ mile 4.08 you hit asphalt. Go another 100 yards and take the singletrack
@ mile five there is a fork / junction. You will turn a hard right at the fork, but
be alert – this is an easy corner to miss. There is a sign hidden in the bush on
the left. If you hit asphalt close to HWY 101, you’ve gone too far. Retrace
your steps a quarter of a mile to the junction.
@ mile 7.29 you cross Calabasas Parkway. This is an alternate start point if it
is more conveniently located for you.
@ mile 11.54 you come to a trail junction. Go right.
@ mile 12.36 you complete the loop. Turn left to retrace your route down the
Bark Park Trail to the trailhead.
@ mile 13.5 you should be back at your vehicle.