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Level: Intermediate
Length: 29 mi (46.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,051/ -959 ft
Total: 114 riders
 

Mountain Biking Turnbull Canyon

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#20 of 1,004 mountain bike trails in California
#467 in the world

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!

First added by raleighman91 on Apr 5, 2007. Last updated Apr 27, 2023. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: no
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Go Up Turnbull Canyon Road and turn on skyline road and you will dead end into a trail. There are 3 acsess points. One on Beverly Blvd, Turnbull Canyon road, 7th AVE.
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Q: Is there access to water, natural or otherwise, on this trail?
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.