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La Tuna Loop

 2.9 (14)

9.1 Miles 14.6 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

1,735' 529 m

Ascent

-1,767' -539 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

2,997' 913 m

High

1,339' 408 m

Low

Shared By Chris Woodruff

Conditions


Bad / Closed 69 days ago

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A mostly fireroad loop with short, rewarding singletrack.

Chris Woodruff

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

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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Oct 24, 2018
A R
Apr 21, 2018
Noah J
Mar 17, 2018
matt rod
Jan 4, 2018
Ryan Reedom
Oct 28, 2017
Evan S.
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

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 14 votes

#2613

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  2.9 from 14 votes
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in California

#2,613

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Scott Strawn
La Crescenta, CA
Scott Strawn   La Crescenta, CA
All burnt up. Not much left after the La Tuna fire. Sep 6, 2017
CLOSED and not rideable, coming from Verdugo/Stough side there are no markings that the loop is closed. Do not drop in. The west side of the loop down to La Tuna Canyon road is gone. Jan 5, 2018
Regarding Ryan Reedom's post, I did the "site survey" ride today to check on the status. Saw bunch of guys from L.A. Conservation Corp working the trail.They estimated 2 to 4 weeks time to complete the repair. Nov 1, 2018

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