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TMTA/Lehigh Trails

Intermediate/Difficult

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9.7 mile 15.6 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,115' 340 m
Descent: -1,116' -340 m
High: 4,415' 1,346 m
Low: 4,006' 1,221 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Primo singletrack with beautiful views of Tehachapi. Over 13 miles of trail in multiple loops.

Steve Hansen

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

Family Friendly 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.

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

Overview

This is an excellent trail system with multiple loops and some decent elevation gain. Definitely recommend you check them out if you're in the area. 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 over 15. I'll work on getting the current gpx files uploaded.

There is a daily fee of $5 or a $35 annual family membership required to ride these trails. You may pay via the QR code square on the kiosk at the trailhead, in person at the Tehachapi Visitor's Center at the corner of Curry and Tehachapi Blvd, or via the websitetehachapitrails.com

Have FUN and enjoy the trails!

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.
***VERY IMPORTANT***
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".

Description

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.

*NOTE*
***Shameless Plugs***

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!
www.facebook.com/groups/tehachapitrails/
Or on the web at:
www.tehachapitrails.com

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Dec 1, 2019
Craig Monti
Nov 17, 2019
Alan Small
Wife & I took our time, took it easy, taking photos. Would have ridden further, but were running out of time. Highly recommend. Will return! 5.4mi
Sep 23, 2019
Israel Garcia
Jun 29, 2019
Austin Gerlach
Did the climb to the peak. It's not on the map yet because it is so new. Awesome ride. Difficult to summit. Not many points of relief once past Germo
May 25, 2019
Peter Fulks
With the kids, great place to ride. 5mi
Mar 1, 2019
Clay Cooper
Conditions are good. Trail system is pretty basic and i was bored by the end of it. Probably wont be back.
Sep 15, 2018
Brandon Hanna
Sep 9, 2018
Steve Hansen
Short ride with Brandon. Trails are pristine. 6.7mi — 1h 00m

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Photos

Climbing Aimee's loop. Kevin "Doc" Schmidt, Mike McCool, and Ed Zulueta in the front.
Sep 8, 2016 near Tehachapi, CA
Punchy little climb in the Warrior Loop.
Jun 29, 2015 near Tehachapi, CA
FUN!
Aug 14, 2015 near Tehachapi, CA
Just a little mid altitude MTB with Tehachapi in the background.
Dec 27, 2018 near Tehachapi, CA
Part 2. Credit to Aidan Epp for the excellent videos!
Jul 6, 2016 near Tehachapi, CA
Geoff Welch (DVO) and Mike McCool (TMTA) showing off the DVO bridge at the TMTA//Lehigh Trails
Sep 29, 2018 near Tehachapi, CA

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