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Zuma Loop

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13.2 Miles 21.2 Kilometers



2,760' 841 m


-2,757' -840 m



Avg Grade (5°)


Max Grade (15°)

1,793' 547 m


26' 8 m


Shared By Edward Bx



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A loop with lots of climbing surrounded by views around Zuma Canyon.

Edward Bx

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An uncrowded double-summit ride with steep climbs and fun descents. The majority of the ride follows multi-use access roads so progress is more cardio than technical. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding hills from the top!

Need to Know

The Zuma Beach Parking area is fee based.


From the parking area, head west on the Pacific Coast Highway and take the first left on Busch Drive. Follow the road north for a warm-up pedal to the Zuma Ridge Trailhead. Start onto the Zuma Ridge Trail for a long, steady climb. It's all uphill, but it's not overly steep. At mile four, the trail intersects with Zuma Edison Road.

The views from here are superb so make sure to enjoy your perch high above the ocean. You'll also be able to see the daunting view of the ride's second climb to the east.

Follow Zuma Edison Road for a two-mile descent that's pretty fun and not technical. Get ready, because the hard part comes afterward.

The grade turns upward again and what starts as a gradual climb, soon steepens into a long grind that doesn't back off for over a mile. Turn right onto the Zuma Canyon Connector Trail and take another opportunity to rest and enjoy the views before heading into a final straightforward descent.

This section of singletrack switchbacks down to the Kanan - Edison Road where another right turn keeps the descent going. The trail here is a narrower doubletrack, but still easily manageable. Note that both the Canyon View Trail and Ocean View Trail that intersect this section are closed to bikers. At the bottom, turn right onto Kanan Dune Road and follow it down to the Pacific Coast Highway. Make another right and pedal back to the parking area.


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Jun 23, 2018
Michael Bluhm
Jun 17, 2018
Juan Bedoya
Feb 25, 2018
Kyle Alu
Start: 10:00 am End : 1:20 pm Sunny and 60 degrees 13.2mi
Nov 12, 2017
Chris Hartley
Oct 1, 2016
Edward Bx
Tough at 1pm...but really nice views and no one around.
Mar 2, 2016
Ryan McGuire

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this is really funny that you're reporting a trail where bikes are not allowed. Its a shame as this trail is really good with almost nobody using it exept horse just along the pch where so many bike riders dies. Somebody as to do something Nov 8, 2015

Can you still ride on it regardless ? Nov 17, 2015
This trail is fine. i just did it and it is not closed to the bikes. There were plenty of other bikers out. There is a 'connector' trail to the side just out of the trailhead parking lot and that is closed to bikes but that is not part of the proposed route on this page. Nov 25, 2016

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