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El Prieto Trail

Consensus:    (details)
 4.6 from 13 votes
  Intermediate/Difficult from 5 votes
Rank: #1 in the Los Angeles area
#1 in CA, #18 Overall
Views: 1,929. Last 30 days: 127
Condition:
Oct 31 Sweet!
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°)
Overview
5:09 average ride time for 4.9 miles. Details

Description
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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COMMENTS
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PHOTOS of El Prieto Trail
 3.0 from 4 votes
A bit of technical fun on the way down El Prieto. (La Canada Flintridge, CA)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Watch your noggin, those bushes are dangerous! (La Cañada Flintridge, CA)
 2.3 from 3 votes
A long, but very good, video of the entire downhill run at El Prieto Can... (La Cañada Flintridge, CA)
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