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A gorgeous descent into a deep, shaded forest full of fast flow and tight switchbacks.


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3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

0%

Singletrack

1,170' 357 m

High

647' 197 m

Low

576' 176 m

Up

579' 176 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Overview

This loop ties a fun descent on Ahwingna Trail to a nice climb on Native Oak Trail.

Description

The first 1/2 mile is a super fast, flowy singletrack. At the split, stay left and descend a steep hillside. Into the tree-covered slope the trail cuts long straight lines separated by many tight, steep switchbacks. At the bottom of the ravine green is everywhere, like Lord of the Rings. The trail resumes the swoopy, race track and eventually emerges from shade into a small clearing where you can prepare for the climb out.

Similar to the descent, the climb is almost completely shaded and full of green. Cresting the final hill, you emerge into a steep rock chute. Be careful through this mini-luge, the rocks are loose. Follow the trail left along the chain link fence 1/2 mile to the original break to complete the loop.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Gregg with improvements by Alex Hernandez

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 23 votes

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in Whittier

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Overall
  3.7 from 23 votes
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Photos

Shaded by trees and the north facing slope, this trail is like being in Lord of the Rings.
Feb 8, 2014 near Avocado…, CA
Turnball Canyon Trail Guide.
Oct 20, 2018 near Haciend…, CA
It's all downhill from here.... NOT!
Feb 16, 2020 near Avocado…, CA
Water Tank
Nov 6, 2016 near Haciend…, CA
The first of many clean switchbacks, this descent is beautiful and thrilling.
Feb 8, 2014 near Avocado…, CA
A high-speed flow starts this incredible 3 mile loop.
Feb 8, 2014 near Haciend…, CA

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Feb 17, 2024
Brandon Ingram
Fun! Ricks are a little loose about 3/4 way on the descent.
Jul 26, 2023
Adam Bartlett
Did 7th street loop via Schbarum Skyline the paved climb is pretty tough and not shaded. Starting the loop in the neighborhood off Ahwinga 8.9mi — 2h 01m
May 14, 2022
Dieter von Zengler
This trail has some ridiculous uphill sections.
Nov 5, 2021
Stephen Morgan
Feb 8, 2021
J Hensley
Great, Spring conditions. Tacky and trail is in perfect shape
Sep 23, 2020
Nate M
Ahwingna to 7th St to Native Oak and back down Ahwingna. Steep and sandy, but the downhill switchbacks are sweet. Integrated jumps throughout. 4.9mi — 1h 00m
Oct 17, 2019
Eduardo Peniche
May 11, 2019
William Lee
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