“Primo singletrack with beautiful views of Tehachapi. Over 13 miles of trail in multiple loops.
— Steve Hansen
Great for a short family outing as you can take the beginner mountain bikers on the lower loops. Hikers: Take a picnic basket/snacks and check out the views from the upper loops.
This is an excellent trail system with multiple loops and some decent elevation gain. Beautiful views can be had from the upper loops. Mature oaks are plentiful and wildflowers are in bloom in the spring. With the addition of the NICA
loop on the east side and the Geronimo
section up top the actual mileage is up to around 14-15. I'll work on getting the current gpx files uploaded.
You must be a member of Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association (TMTA), or a Lehigh Hanson employee. The daily use fee is $5, payable via the website/square (www.tehachapitrails.com) or in person at the City of Tehachapi visitors center located on the corner of Curry and Tehachapi Blvd downtown. An annual Family membership is a mere $35! Check us out on Facebook.
or on the web attehachapitrails.com
Need to Know
There are cattle and sheep on the property on occasion. Lehigh has a feed lease agreement with some local ranchers. Please be courteous and careful. Be sure to close the gate behind you coming and going. Watch out for rattlesnakes. The trails are rocky and technical in sections. Please walk whatever you're not comfortable riding. Challenge yourself but please be careful. We want people to have fun, not get hurt. Also, thin racing tires can easily get shredded if you don't choose your lines carefully. Mount up your heavier trail tires if you have a set laying around.
Please keep out of fenced off areas and old mine ruins/quarries. Trails are clearly marked. Please do not trail blaze or freeride. We have explicit permission from the property manager to construct and maintain trails here. Don't ruin it for everyone else and be "that guy".
This pristine undulating land is owned by Lehigh cement company. They have allowed us to build trail and ride on it for the past several years. If you are in the area, I highly encourage you to check it out and let us know how you liked them or if they can be improved. There are some really great views from the top. Daily individual use fee is a mere $5, or $35 annually for a family membership payable online via the website (www.tehachapitrails.com) or in person at the City of Tehachapi visitors center located on the corner of Curry and Tehachapi Blvd downtown. All proceeds are tax deductible and help us pay for our insurance and maintenance of these awesome trails.
Take your time and enjoy the scenery. You can get a fairly decent workout in a short ride or a few loops. The most common route is Aimee's Loop
to Carcass Cutoff
to Jane's Loop
around to Warrior Loop
then the new NICA
section which wraps back around to the west and then Mifflin Loop
. Any of them can be ridden in either direction so watch for traffic. Local route clue: From the northern most point of Mifflin Loop
, head southwest through the g-outs and watch for a sharp left turn. If you keep left, you can catch a technical rocky section down through a ravine, keep right and you'll end up on the high speed run down the hill. Either way is the payoff for all of your hard work climbing. Have fun!
Night rides on these trails are also a BLAST. Check out our FB page to see when our next one is scheduled.
If you are coming in from out of town I highly recommend you make a day of it and visit Red House BBQ, The Shed, or TK Pizza. They not only support us, but they also have GREAT FOOD and CRAFT BEER.
If you need help with your bike while you're in our quaint little town, look no further than Cycle N Go at 121 East F Street, in downtown Tehachapi. Marvin Amato is a fantastic mechanic and he's VERY reasonable. He also has bikes for rent if you need a whip for your friend to thrash around for a day.
We host several major events annually. The SoCal NICA
finals are held here every May or April. Next year (2019) we may be hosting the STATE FINALS!!! Seesocaldirt.org
for event info and details. Every October we have our annual Tehachapi MTB Brewfondo! This year's event will be October 20th. In December, we host a PedalFest series endurance event, The Santa Claus Gran Prix. It's a 6 hour mountain bike endurance race that can be accomplished solo or as a two person team. Check our website (www.tehachapitrails.com) for details and entry fees.
History & Background
We (TMTA) have teamed with Lehigh, Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District (TVRPD) and The City of Tehachapi. We have hosted the SoCal Regional Finals NICA
(High School and Middle School) event in 2016, 2017 and 2018! We plan to host the STATE FINALS in 2019!!! Come and check them out for yourself!
Please join our club! We are a super fun ACTIVE group that is into mountain biking, cycling, hiking, and other outdoor activities with a focus in creating and preserving multiuse non-motorized trails in the greater Tehachapi area. We proudly support several local High School NICA
MTB teams. We often do organized rides in Kernville (Cannell Meadow Trail, Portuguese Pass, Dutch Flat, Just Outstanding, et.al), Mt. Pinos, Edwards AFB, Bakersfield, Palmdale, Rosamond, and many others.
Check us out on Facebook!
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