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Viper

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 3.7 (26)

Best downhill trail in Santa Clarita


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

Singletrack

3,176' 968 m

High

1,492' 455 m

Low

17' 5 m

Up

1,702' 519 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Viper is a well-known downhill trail named after a roller coaster at Magic Mountain. The name is appropriate as the ride kinda feels like a roller coaster ride with all the ups and downs and twists and turns. The trail is very fast (20 mph+ in most sections) and includes two short very steep, loose rock, rutted sections that are tricky yet very rideable. If you are a less experienced rider you may need to dismount these 2 sections. If you're an experienced aggressive rider you'll absolutely bomb this trail and have fun doing it. Its quite the thrill.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ken Raleigh with improvements by Steve Messer

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 26 votes

#5990

Overall
  3.7 from 26 votes
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Trail Rankings

#331

in California

#5,990

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Photos

Beginning of Viper
Jan 7, 2014 near San Fer…, CA
Looking back towards the beginning of Viper
Jan 7, 2014 near Santa C…, CA
One of the steeper sections of the trail
Jan 7, 2014 near Santa C…, CA
The steepest most rutted downhill on the ride
Jan 7, 2014 near Santa C…, CA
Hitting Viper in Santa Clarita! One of the more fun sections.
Mar 20, 2016 near Santa C…, CA
Viper Trail
Jan 5, 2016 near San Fer…, CA

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Apr 2, 2022
Jonathan Aguirre
Don't waste your time. This trail sucks. After you finish the beast, your reward is this? Huge up hill sections. Super steep sections rutted out
May 3, 2020
Colin Weatherby
Trail is barely rideable. Lots of washed out spots and rutting.
Jan 23, 2018
Naterzz Limey
Rode course wrong way!!
Dec 25, 2017
Juan Gutierrez Acosta
Sep 16, 2017
Jr. Terry
Jun 17, 2017
Anthony Pieroni
It's definitely a roller coaster. 3.5mi
Nov 25, 2016
Diogo Gomes
Viper is turning into a fire road not much of a singletrack anymore! Not worth the climb the trail is all messed up. What a bummer 8mi
Feb 20, 2016
Robbie Bennett