Good for hiking with the family. There are sections of fire roads as well.
An ~8.5-mile mix of singletrack and fire roads. Great for post work or a morning quickie. These loops all connect to a fairly central hub which makes for great repeats if you're trying to put in additional time/mileage.
The gates to the sports complex close at 10pm. If you prefer night riding past that time, park north of this area on Descanso or any of the other adjacent neighborhoods.
Need to Know
Water points would be at the start at the sports complex. On the trail, there is a rest area called "Ultimate Destination", which is a small offshoot to your left at mile 3.1.
Park in the main lot for the Glendale Sports Complex or ride up from Verdugo. Parking gates close at 10pm.
The start of the Sports Complex Loop begins near the entrance to the lot to the left of the maintenance garage. It loops east then south on the Catalina Verdugo Trail towards Ridge Motorway fire road.
Plug the route into your Garmin or use the MTB Project mobile app and ride away. Most of the singletrack sections are hardpack with sand. The last singletrack section goes through a shady area so the ground is usually nice and tacky.