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Towsley Canyon

 16 votes

Length

5.1 Miles 8.2 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,097' 334 m

Ascent

-1,102' -336 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

2,444' 745 m

High

1,383' 421 m

Low

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A short ride that combines a leg burning climb with fast fun downhill.

Justin Terry

Overview

A great way to get in a tough workout and some fun downhill when you don't have a lot of time.

The biggest drawback is the number of hikers.

Need to Know

Unless you have legs of steel, ride this trail in the counter-clockwise direction.

Description

An awesome little piece of trail that can be ridden for multiple laps. The trail starts with an easy warm up as you head out on a gravel path for just over a mile. After the path, a short hike-a-bike section takes you through a creek bed and over some large rocks. On the other side of the creek the climb begins, and it's a leg burner. Averaging roughly 13% the climb covers just under a mile and a half as it works its way up to just over 2,400 feet (~840 feet gain). There is a killer section of switchbacks of the climb but no other technical features on the way up.

From the top there's a short jaunt across the summit before the heading down the other side. The upper section is mostly fun turns with flat(ish) sections connecting them. The middle section is two steep hills that bring you most of the way back down. The end is where the most fun is really. A fast, flowy section of wide singletrack with small jumps and berms to shred.

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Nov 2, 2017
Ben Sanchez
Oct 28, 2017
Scott Hall
climb was harder than expected, fun quick loop. 5.1mi
Jun 11, 2017
Gelmart Gellecanao
Apr 8, 2017
tony chong
Apr 2, 2017
Arnaldo Salazar
5.1mi
Jan 28, 2017
Michael LaBorde
Jul 10, 2015
Ray Jr
Quite a bit of hike a bike on the last half of the uphill. Pretty vicious switchbacks but the view at the top and the downhill was very rewarding. ...
Jan 14, 2015
John Fox
Tough up hill, but the downhill makes is all worth it! Watch for hikers and dogs off the leash. — 1h 05m

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  3.4 from 16 votes

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  3.4 from 16 votes
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#228

in California

#1,855

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Watch out for hikers. There are lots of them here. A bell is a good idea. Mar 9, 2015
Fun trail has a hike a bike section in the bike. Really popular with hikers, just call out on turns and sections when you can't see them. I have been riding here for years! Feb 3, 2017
We like hiking and biking this trail for a nice half day trip up to Santa Clarita. Have a short trip report on my site with trail details: shedreamsofalpine.com/blog/… Nov 2, 2017

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