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Los Pinetos

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -1,311' -400 m
High: 3,124' 952 m
Low: 1,814' 553 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Ken Raleigh

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

Ken Raleigh

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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.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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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
Aug 19, 2014
Justin Terry
Rode up and back down Los Pinetos. 4.6mi

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Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 12 votes

#7631

Overall
  3.7 from 12 votes
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Trail Rankings

#503

in California

#7,631

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8 Views Last Month
2,187 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
Wilson Canyon Saddle, to the right is Los Pinetos, around the corner is Santa Clara Truck Trail.
Mar 26, 2015 near San Fer…, CA

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