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Turnbull Canyon

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.6 (33) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

12.0

Miles

19.4

KM

60%

Singletrack

1,331' 406 m

High

551' 168 m

Low

2,038' 621 m

Up

2,037' 621 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

Overview

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.

Description

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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Dave Gregg

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 33 votes

#566

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  3.6 from 33 votes
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Photos

Looking westward from the trailhead, enjoy a phenomenal view down the valley.
Mar 6, 2017 near Whittier, CA
Turnball Canyon Trail Guide.
Oct 20, 2018 near Haciend…, CA
Shaded by trees and the north facing slope, this trail is like being in Lord of the Rings.
Feb 8, 2014 near Avocado…, CA
Cow Trail - Turnbull Canyon, Whittier, CA
Feb 29, 2020 near Whittier, CA
It's all downhill from here.... NOT!
Feb 16, 2020 near Avocado…, CA
Water Tank
Nov 6, 2016 near Haciend…, CA

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Jun 6, 2020
Rex Lacambacal
May 30, 2020
Albert Nogalez Reynoso
May 10, 2020
Chris Lepiz
Feb 8, 2020
Glenn Chu
14.6mi — 2h 11m
Jul 7, 2019
Jeremy L
singletrack totally overgrown, someone please update when it's been cleared, thanks!
Jun 9, 2019
Zach Bowman
May 11, 2019
William Lee
The 7th Street loop singletrack is overgrown with thorny nettles at this time. Long sleeves and pants are a must, but I would recommend skipping it.
May 7, 2019
Hugo Calixto