Brand Park Mountain Way
ElevationAscent: 1,847' 563 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 2,678' 816 m
Low: 831' 253 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
Current trail conditions
Popular rides nearby
Gabrielino Trail: JPL to the USFS Dam
8.8 mi 14.1 km • Out and Back • 577 ft Ascent 175.77 m Ascent
Singletrack La Cañada Flintridge, CA( 50 )
El Prieto Loop
8.3 mi 13.4 km • Loop • 1,262 ft Ascent 384.6 m Ascent
Singletrack La Cañada Flintridge, CA( 56 )
Strawberry Peak Loop
15.6 mi 25.0 km • Loop • 2,593 ft Ascent 790.29 m Ascent
Singletrack Altadena, CA( 41 )
Mt. Wilson Enduro Loop
32.5 mi 52.3 km • Loop • 6,479 ft Ascent 1974.7 m Ascent
Singletrack Monrovia, CA( 4 )
East Walker Ranch
3.0 mi 4.9 km • Loop • 352 ft Ascent 107.37 m Ascent
Singletrack San Fernando, CA( 2 )
Pedalfest Race Course
3.0 mi 4.9 km • Loop • 365 ft Ascent 111.27 m Ascent
Singletrack San Fernando, CA( 1 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A nice climb to the park bench at the top with beautiful views and access to other trails in the Verdugo Mountains area.”— Fo Realz
Begin your ride on the paved road up and past the Doctor's house and then make a left onto the Brand Park Motorway paved road. This turns into a pretty steep climb and then eventually the road ends and the trail begins. You do have to lift the bike over a yellow fence/gate that is always closed.
My friend and I have been only mountain biking a few months, but this killed our legs/energy levels. From there, it pretty much turned into a hike up the trail while we pushed our bikes up.
You have to have the lightest bike and calves the size of tree trunks or a giant grandma gear to climb this one... it took us over an hour and a half on foot to get up and only 15 minutes to get down. Once you are at the top, it connects with Verdugo Motorway or you can turn around and head back down the way you came.
The trail itself is pretty wide, but there are some chunky rock sections and recent rockslides that narrow the path a bit. It's fast and a bit wind-y so you'll be working your brakes pretty good depending on your tires. There may be the occasional hiker on their way up, too, that you have to watch out for.
Biked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Features, E-Bikes Allowed