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Santa Clara Truck Trail "The Beast"

Intermediate
 3.5 (11)

A fire road climb to access Viper and Los Pinetos.


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Map Key

4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

Doubletrack

3,200' 975 m

High

1,447' 441 m

Low

1,753' 534 m

Up

82' 25 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Want to ride Viper or Los Pinetos but don't want to climb up either of them? Then this is the trail for you. Although not really a trail, this fire road climbs high above the Santa Clarita Valley. Start from the Newhall Park and Ride and begin climbing the dirt road just on the west side of the parking lot. About 2 miles up you'll come to a gate, take the bypass to the right and continue climbing.

After 3.7 miles the turn off for Viper is on your left, continue for another 0.4 miles and veer left for Los Pinetos when you reach Wilson Creek Saddle. At Wilson Creek Saddle there are some bathrooms and picnic tables if you need a break.

Since this is mostly a climb all the hikers aren't a problem and there's plenty of room for everyone.

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Justin Terry

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 11 votes

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  3.5 from 11 votes
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#967

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#12,314

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Photos

Beginning of Viper
Jan 7, 2014 near San Fer…, CA
Elsmere Canyon Trail MTB.
Oct 12, 2016 near Santa C…, CA
Elsmere Canyon Open Space
Mar 30, 2015 near Santa C…, CA
Easy dh thru the fire road for a 1/4 of mile.
Feb 6, 2018 near San Fer…, CA
Viper Trail
Jan 5, 2016 near San Fer…, CA
Elsmere Canyon Open Space - Santa Clara Truck Trail "The Beast"
Mar 30, 2015 near Santa C…, CA

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May 9, 2020
Ben Jacoby
May 9, 2020
CL 4sales
Apr 10, 2020
Kim Cerioni
Dec 28, 2019
Wendy H
Good dirt. Small amounts of mud. Ruts were fun. Snow at very top at Camp 9. 8mi — 12h 09m
Dec 16, 2018
Maxwell Pearson
up and down. 52min up, 14 down. 8.7mi
Dec 25, 2017
Juan Gutierrez Acosta
Jun 17, 2017
Anthony Pieroni
4.2mi
May 31, 2017
Andy Chang