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Canyon Back Trail

 5 votes

4.3 Miles 6.9 Kilometers


239' 73 m


-786' -240 m


1,697' 517 m


1,091' 333 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (8°)



A nice fireroad between Dirt Mulholland and Kenter; also contains the famous whoop-de-doo's.

Ari Cheren


Gate at bottom of trail at Kenter locks at night.
Family Friendly: Easy access from the top of Kenter, or access via public streets in Mountaingate.


This road is also known as Kenter. It traverses between Dirt Mulholland and either the top of Kenter or Teakwood Rd. Can be ridden as a climb or descent.

To climb: ride or drive to the top of Kenter and take the trail up past power poles or to the left alongside them. Stay on the fire road up past another water tank and the trail levels off on asphalt before dropping into Mountain Gate. Ride along the top street and exit the community at the tennis courts and continue the climb up to Dirt Mulholland. At this point, you can ride up to the Nike Missile Base park (San Vicente Park) to make a loop by connecting to Westridge Singletrack or Sullivan Canyon or Sullivan Fire Trail .

To descend, find the top of the trail by the blockhouse gate on Dirt Mulholland and ride through Mountain Gate. Near the bottom of the trail you'll see a small side trail going off to the right, near a new concrete retaining wall. These are the famous Kenter bumps, aka the Whoops. They go through a sweet pump track section and connect up with the asphalt road above Brentwood Estates. Take the asphalt for 30 seconds and peel off to the right alongside an ivy-covered chain link fence that abuts the community below. Fun singletrack that spills out onto Teakwood.


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Oct 15, 2017
DK Troz
Jul 8, 2017
Josh R
Started at Kenter, road up to Nike Missile Site then down to Mandeville Canyon Road
May 27, 2017
Miguel Gamboa
One of the sweetest trails in the area. Condition is good as of 5/22/17
May 20, 2017
Kyle Luhr
May 7, 2017
Jason Gallagher
Rode up to the housing community and then down. Still getting used to the bike.
Apr 7, 2017
Nick Hall
lets get a map started for the off shoots 10mi — 3h 00m
Aug 21, 2016
Jeff Manno
Started off of kenter, up to Mulholland. Hell of a ride coming down! 8.6mi
Aug 3, 2016
Miles Cable
Hiked and biked up, enjoyed the ride down! 8.6mi

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Going to ride this trail today! Super excited to find new trails on MTB Project near home. Thanks :) Feb 3, 2016

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