February 5, 2015
This trail is actually called "Sunset Ridge Trail" and is technically located in the Millard Canyon area of Altadena.
I discovered this trail through a friend who took me hiking here once. I saw a lot of tire tracks on our way up and knew this would be a fun and technical downhill. My next trip back I brought a friend who also rides and we took the fire road all the way up (such a grind!) for about 3 miles until we hit the upper trailhead. As mentioned by other reviewers, this is a downhill not to be missed in SoCal. Huge rocks, some decent drops, hairpin switchbacks with steps leading to them-if you're not careful or pick the wrong line, you're going over your handlebars.
Sunset Ridge is now our favorite trail to ride as we both live in the area. We've nicknamed the entire experience "Hammerdick Hill" because of the grueling fire road climb and exhilarating singletrack down. Oh, and be wary of hikers with dogs!