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Los Pinetos

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 3.9 (15)

Los Pinetos has it all - great views, 100% singletrack, and technical challenges.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Singletrack

3,124' 952 m

High

1,814' 553 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

1,311' 400 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

The Los Pinetos trail connects the Angeles National Forest to the Placerita Nature Center park. It is a very tough climb from the Placerita Nature Center so most climb the Santa Clara Truck Route from the South end of Newhall Avenue and then come down the mountain via the Los Pinetos trail.

The trail is very steep, loose, and rutted at the bottom. But near the top the trail is shaded by oak trees and very pleasant to ride ... up or down. It's a bitch to climb, but great fun to descend. 100% singletrack.

Los Pinetos is very popular with hikers and equestrians. So be very careful coming down. There are countless blind corners. It's not uncommon to find a hiker coming up around a corner when you're on your way down.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ken Raleigh with improvements by Chris Sorensen

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 15 votes

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  3.9 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#411

in California

#6,721

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2,843 Since Oct 6, 2013
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Photos

Local ripper, Spencer Rathkamp, making the best of a recently torched zone on Los Pinetos.
Dec 23, 2016 near San Fer…, CA
Placerita - on Los Pinetos Trail
Jan 18, 2015 near San Fer…, CA
Easy dh thru the fire road for a 1/4 of mile.
Feb 6, 2018 near San Fer…, CA
Los Pinetos Trail
Jul 29, 2016 near San Fer…, CA
Pedal up "The Beast" to ride Los Pinetos down. Quick overlay of the entire ride followed by trail footage going down Los Pinetos.
Mar 12, 2021 near San Fer…, CA
About halfway up Los Pinetos.
Jun 14, 2020 near San Fer…, CA

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Jun 14, 2020
Chris Sorensen
Had to stop 5 times going up. Walked 2 sections. 2.3mi — 0h 39m
May 18, 2020
Ozzy Romo
Mar 23, 2019
Sean Stephan
Trail is in very poor condition. Many fallen trees, water flow through the trail has created holes and ruts. 2.3mi
Jun 27, 2015
Ron Ocampo
Good if you go when there aren't any hikers
May 6, 2015
Jay Snell
Mar 9, 2015
Ken Raleigh
Dec 24, 2014
John Fox
O&B ride has easy start along Placerita Canyon. Los Pinetos is steep in a few spots. The down run is excellent, not hard. I stopped for 2 hikers. 10.7mi — 2h 02m