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Canyon Back Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 239' 73 m
Descent: -786' -240 m
High: 1,697' 517 m
Low: 1,091' 333 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Ari Cheren

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

Ari Cheren

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Features -none-

Family Friendly Easy access from the top of Kenter, or access via public streets in Mountaingate.

Gate at bottom of trail at Kenter locks at night.

Description

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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Peter Worton
Sep 11, 2019
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Jul 20, 2019
Colin Arnott
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Apr 13, 2019
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Dec 8, 2018
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5mi
Dec 8, 2018
zach Meyerson
Nov 8, 2018
Miguel Garcia
Sep 15, 2018
Ali Torbati
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High jumps that were definitely not made for me... I will keep whoopin down the Canyon Back Trail for practice. Loved the downhill.
Feb 16, 2016 near Santa M…, CA
Loved this part of the downhill! The Canyon Back singletrack is a treat, especially in the trees!
Feb 16, 2016 near Santa M…, CA
Perfect little jumps made for me ;)
Feb 16, 2016 near Santa M…, CA

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