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Turnbull Canyon

 25 votes

Length

12.0 Miles 19.4 Kilometers


60%

Singletrack

Elevation

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

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

David Gregg

Overview

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.

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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Jan 6, 2018
Spencer Magapan
Boulders take the fun out of fast descents on switchbacks at 7th street 11mi
Jan 1, 2018
Vien To
Aug 24, 2017
Oscar Mendoza
met Obie, took rattlesnake downhill 12mi
Aug 11, 2017
Tony Cachanilla
Jul 16, 2017
Moco Mono
Note the big white gate near rattlesnake is locked closed. Either lift your bike over or take side route behind fence 8.1mi
Jul 1, 2017
James Wee
Jun 11, 2017
Moco Mono
Jun 4, 2017
armando guerrero
Staring!!!

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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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