Turnbull Canyon

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.09 out of 5
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Intermediate
29
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,000 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
538
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Turnbull Canyon is a popular LA area mountain bike spot located in Whittier. It’s also pretty popular with hikers, so be sure to keep your eyes open, but the mountain biking contingent here is strong!

There’s a combination of doubletrack/fireroads and singletrack out here. From the Beverly lot (the GPS location given for the trailhead), start grinding up the fireroad to the top of the ridge. Once on top, there are a number of options for some awesome descending down the front side, or you could hit up 7th street and descend down the opposite side of the ridge, but be prepared for the ride back up!

On the opposite side of Turnbull Canyon Road you’ll find some fireroads and some great singletrack—specifically, the Worsham Canyon Trail is an absolute joy to ride!

While you won’t be on singletrack the entire time you’re here, Turnbull is a great place to get in as much as 15-20 miles of legit mountain biking!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is there access to water, natural or otherwise, on this trail? -Guest

A: As far as I can remember, there's no natural water, and there are very few facilities at the trailhead. However, this entire area is located in town, so there are gas stations just a couple miles down the road from the trails.

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System Trails (5)
System Trails (5)
7th Street
Worsham Canyon
Peppergrass
Turnbull Canyon Trail
Sumac
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Granny Gear

July 8, 2016
Fuknchris Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great ride just make sure your brakes are adjusted and you let some pressure out for traction

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Gramcounter


July 7, 2016
Dv_Cho Gramcounter  
 
Review: Entrance options have narrowed which made for congested weekend traffic heading into the trail. Not as bike friendly as i remember it being in the past.

Similar Trail: Backbone

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Gnarly


March 18, 2016
Diego Mata Gnarly  
 
Review: The A-line trail and the Rattlesnake Trail are what make Turnbull Canyon so good. Minus 1 star for the inconsiderate hikers

Similar Trail: claremont

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Gramcounter

November 30, 2015
nohyphens Gramcounter  
 
Review: This was a great trail system, but it can be quite confusing. I used my phone's GPS and MTBProject to help me find the trails, but still asked people where certain features were located. A-Line is a quick singletrack downhill with a steep drop, but seems to be marked as "Mariposa" near the upper, West side of the trail. Rattlesnake is probably the highlight of the trail system, as it features really steep descents and twisting singletrack with multiple trail options. Ride this 3 or 4 times for a good workout.

Trail is probably closer to a 3.5 than a 4, but I'll round up because it can be quite fun. There are a lot of hikers and loads of fire roads to climb, but you will be rewarded if you find the right trails.

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August 20, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Nice Trail but full of hikers. Conditions were crazy Dusty and they do not like bikers

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Granny Gear

May 15, 2015
 
Review: Not a hard trail, very fun and a good trail to ride, unfortunately its crowded with hikers in the mornings and has sections of destroyed asphalt that are uphill which make it kind of annoying to go up.

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Granny Gear

August 25, 2014
jdp1037 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Mostly fire roads not really technical . Nice steep climbs up to 32%

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Granny Gear

October 26, 2013
SyrupKing Granny Gear  
 
Review: I rode Worsham Canyon about a month ago and it was a pretty good short ride. I've hiked in a few areas, but I haven't rode around too much in the Whittier Hills and I live here. I only know of a few people that ride and they don't ride as much as I want to. So if you're in Whittier or heading to Whittier, hit me up.

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Granny Gear

June 18, 2013
jolson28 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Super fun place to ride! Went up there for the first time today and loved it. Theres a good amount of hikers to watch out for, but other than that this place has everything! I started up the fire road at the trailhead, then went past the tower at the top and took rattlesnake down... Pretty fun switchback, lots of rocks and ruts but theres some good lines. After rattlesnake, i met back up with another fire road, pedaled back up to the tower and came down the otherside on a sick single track that spit me out on Friends Ave. Good amount of climbing but the downhill is worth it! I cant wait to come back and check out all of the other trails.

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World Champ


July 8, 2012
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: Great trail system! The Peppergrass Trail and Worsham Canyon are both amazing! 7th street is pretty good too. Now if only there was more singletrack to climb on instead of gravel roads...

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Turnbull Canyon MTB Trail 4.09 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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