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El Prieto Trail

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 4.7 from 19 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 8 votes
Rank: #1 in the Los Angeles area
#1 in CA, #2 Overall
Views: 2,644. Last 30 days: 176
Jun 30 Green - Dry
Trail near La Canada Flintridge,  area, 
“Sweet singletrack with lots of technical riding.”
Christopher Woodruff on Jun 1, 2013
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1.62.6 milesKilometers 12’4 m Ascent 2,024’617 m High 9% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -711’-217 m Descent 1,324’404 m Low 22% Max Grade (12°)
3:47 average time for 6.0 miles. Details

There are a couple of splits in the trail, but they come back together. I usually stay left on the first split and right on the second split. Enjoy the fantastic technical descent with drops, tight switchbacks, stream crossings, and rock gardens. The vegetation around the stream provides for some great shade, but it also supports quite a bit of poison oak. This is really some of the best singletrack in SoCal.
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