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Turnbull Canyon

 3.6 (25)

12.0 Miles 19.4 Kilometers


60%

Singletrack

2,038' 621 m

Ascent

-2,037' -621 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

1,331' 406 m

High

551' 168 m

Low

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.

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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Mar 24, 2020
Moco Mono
Don’t bother trying to park near this trailhead. Access only from 7th street or Rio Hondo sides.
Jul 15, 2018
Kyle Chin
Jun 16, 2018
Mkey Stiles
Jun 9, 2018
Kyle Chin
May 17, 2018
Vien To
Apr 15, 2018
Vien To
Apr 14, 2018
Kyle Chin
Apr 13, 2018
Veronica Valencia
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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
Covina
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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