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Turnbull Canyon

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12.0 Miles 19.4 Kilometers



2,038' 621 m


-2,037' -621 m



Avg Grade (4°)


Max Grade (12°)

1,331' 406 m


551' 168 m


Shared By David Gregg


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A huge mountain bike playground with a vast combination of trails, loops and connectors.

David Gregg

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Watch for the new "Preferred Parking" zones on and around Beverly Blvd. Open from sunrise to sunset only. Lots of hikers and bikers, with the occasional horse. No public bathrooms. Usually closed for 48 hours after a good rain.


This complex of trails and loops are tailor-made to put together in a ton of fun and interesting combinations. There's tree-covered singletrack; darting, hill-side singletrack; a fast, smooth, freeway-like stretch of pure speed, and plenty of drops and switchbacks. With the exception of 7th St Loop and Escalator the climbs are wide, easy fire roads.


The most popular combination for weekend warriors at Turnull is to park along Beverly Blvd / Friends Ave, watching for the "Preferred Parking" zones. Take Rose Hills Fire Rd to the top, and past the rusted, graffiti-covered water tower. Then down the back-side, to the awesome drop of 7th St Loop. The tree-covered climb back to the top is a hidden SoCal gem, especially on those hot days. Climb back up to the rusted tower and take your last break before going down 3-B's. But be careful, it's like a freeway for hikers.

For extra credit, figure out ways to incorporate the other trails: Cow Trail, Rattlesnake, Escalator, Freeway, Tank Fire Rd.

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Dec 27, 2018
John Gump
trail was closed in many places on last visit. shitty ride as best trail was closed Mariposa. 12mi
Dec 16, 2018
marcelo Lalau
Nov 23, 2018
Vien To
Nov 22, 2018
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Nov 17, 2018
Charles Barber
Great place to ride. My first time here. Took some time to explore the trails. Will be back. 7mi
Sep 16, 2018
Michael Weinstein
Sep 6, 2018
Jake Yi
Didn't do that bottom loop. Went down rattlesnake (someone put up a sign that said it was cactus trail) and returned to the beginning. 9.5mi — 1h 34m
Aug 30, 2018
Jake Yi
Got hella lost. The downhills are awesome the climbing is a little brutal. Just like everyone says, the parking situation kinda sucks. 12.5mi — 2h 12m

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Blake Mattern
Simi Valley, CA
Blake Mattern   Simi Valley, CA
Then I tried circling around the neighborhood and found the above parking directions just a tad misleading. It makes it sound like there are streets that you could park on, just not certain ones. Nope. It appears the City of Whittier doesn't want anyone parking ANYWHERE even close to the trail unless they are presumably residents and have the parking permit from the city. Apr 3, 2017
Luis Hernandez
Hacienda Heights, CA
Luis Hernandez   Hacienda Heights, CA
What is going on at these trails with the rangers ticketing riders? I've been riding here for a long time and never had I issues! Its a Bunch of bS! May 23, 2017
Derek Allison
Derek Allison   Covina
If you go to the habitat authority site, it states that mairposa (A line) and peppergrass are closed to bikes. All other trails are fine so you shouldn't have to worry. Even foot traffic is limited on the above trails because of extreme overuse, so they are attempting restoration. Aug 11, 2017

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