La Tuna Loop

 14 votes

9.1 Miles 14.6 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

1,735' 529 m

Ascent

-1,767' -539 m

Descent

2,997' 913 m

High

1,339' 408 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Bad / Closed

13 days agoUpdate

A mostly fireroad loop with short, rewarding singletrack.

Chris Woodruff

Overview

This is a solid training ride. The climb is sustained and checks in at about 1300 feet. Take in the views of Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Mountains and enjoy the dusty singletrack back down.

Need to Know

There have been more than a few break-ins at the parking lot for this trail. Be sure not to leave any valuables in your car. Also, watch out for poison oak in the canyons.

Description

Start off on South La Tuna Canyon Road heading east. This will take you up a steep road climb for a bit until you hit the dirt. Continue up Hostetter Fire Road. This wide open fire road takes you up about 1200 feet over 3 miles. There isn't much shade out here, so be prepared in the warmer months.

At the top of the climb, you'll intersect with Verdugo Motorway. Turn right and head down towards La Tuna Canyon Trail. On the way, there are a few fun singletrack deviations from the fire road. Each one is less than a quarter mile and they all stay close to the main fire road following the ridgeline.

After about 2.1 miles, turn right onto the La Tuna Canyon Trail. This is a fun downhill singletrack. It can get dusty and loose here depending on the time of year. There are a couple of steep sections that keep you on your toes. Count the number of rusty old abandoned trucks you find the canyons on the way down.

When you get to the bottom, turn right and ride up La Tuna Canyon Road back to your car.

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Jun 6, 2017
Gavin Wright
First time out there, only got a little off track once. Kept it on 2 wheels though!
Jun 4, 2017
Gray B
Exposed fire road ascent. Parked at the lot where the La Tuna canyon trail let's out. La Tuna trail singletrack was over grown, dry and slippery.
Apr 15, 2017
Nick Hall
9mi
Apr 2, 2017
Jason Arnold
Tough lol 9.2mi
Dec 10, 2016
Garrett Johnston
Oct 23, 2016
Lilly Shoup
Oct 22, 2016
Arnaldo Salazar
Oct 11, 2016
George Boyd

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  2.9 from 14 votes

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Conditions


Bad / Closed 13 days ago
Hostetter fire road is open but the fire destroyed all the vegetation and there's not much left of the singletrack. First heavy rains and it will most likely disappear.
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Climb is ruff but the ride down can be fun many different side trails that mostly come back together. Some drops and fast steep sections. some jumps too. Dec 20, 2015
Did this trail today and didn't care too much for it. The climb is good and fairly easy but once you get near the creek on the descent it's rough and seems a bit dangerous. Be care Mar 3, 2016
Scott Strawn
La Crescenta, CA
Scott Strawn   La Crescenta, CA
All burnt up. Not much left after the La Tuna fire. Sep 6, 2017

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