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Del Cerro to Starbucks

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A ride toward the coast from Del Cerro park in Rolling Hills, CA.

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1,194' 364 m


189' 58 m


1,397' 426 m


1,372' 418 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (16°)

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Respect parking restrictions. Jacks Hat Trail is closed.


This ride is notable for its great ocean views. You'll need to shuttle back up to the starting point or it is a long, uphill ride back to the Del Cerro Park starting point. You can loop back through Zote's Cutacross Trail up to Crest Road and back to Crenshaw Blvd., or loop back through the Barkentine Trail, onto McCarrell Canyon Trail, and quickly onto McBride Trail, which will bring you back up to Crest Road then east towards Crenshaw Blvd. I live in the area and can speak to the numerous variations of rides with all the trails. Enjoy!

Need to Know

Park at Del Cerro Park (be respectful as the homeowners have complained in the past). This is an out-and-back so be prepared for the return trip. There are some steep sections where hiking may be necessary, or have a friend park at the bottom for the ride back.

As an alternative to Starbucks you can go to Terranea coffee shop at the hotel entrance.


From Del Cerro Park, this ride descends towards the coastline, hugging the steeper terraces from above. You can stop anywhere on the trail for a shorter route. This is a great up and down ride for some good exercise and fast, downhill runs.

From the awesome views on Burma Fire Road, head right on to Kelvin Canyon Trail. This fast, downhill singletrack can have hikers so use a trail bell and be aware of your speed. The trail can be ridden in either direction and provides a great connection through the middle of the reserve. From Kelvin Canyon Trail, bear left onto Zote's Cutacross Trail.

Zote's starts with a small climb where hike-a-bike may be necessary. Turn left at the fork onto Jack's Hat Trail for a fast downhill. Jack's Hat Trail is mostly singletrack with some doubletrack mixed in. If taken from east to west, riders will be rewarded with a fast downhill. Let the brakes go and feel the wind! Head past the singletrack beside the fence to continue on to Barkentine Trail. This is certainly the fastest part of the ride that stretches from Del Cerro park to the Vicente Bluffs Reserve.

From here, turn left onto Three Sisters Trail, then left again onto Tramonto Trail. Tramonto is part of the public gardens and provides a connector to or from the Three Sisters Reserve. From Tramonto Trail, let your legs rest by taking Palos Verdes Dr. all the way to a coffee at Starbucks.

Once you've had your caffeine fill, turn around and either head back exactly the way you came, or take a few fun alternates!

On this mapping I added Alta Vicente Trail instead of Palos Verdes Dr. as well as turning left onto Barkentine Trail to connect to McBride Trail. Other than the initial descent and ascent from the end of Ocean Boulevard, the grade of this trail is low and accessible to all abilities. Use this trail to continue on to McCarrell Canyon Trail near the western entrance and Zote's Cutacross Trail near the eastern entrance. Be aware, this trail runs along private residences.

From the end of McBride Trail, turn right onto Crest Rd, which will take you back to your car.

History & Background

Terranea was the former Marineland.


Shared By:

Michael Cervantes with improvements by Person InTheWorld

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Jan 12, 2022
Mehron Pejooh
Aug 17, 2020
Paul Vega
Did a couple of the loops and thought it was really fun. I am a beginner mountain bike rider at the age of 46. so a little difficult for me. 8.7mi
May 26, 2019
David Hoang
Aug 15, 2017
Michael Cervantes
The city is now trying to close the trail between Zoe's cutacross trail to Three sisters trail. The alternative is to go up McBride to Barkentine to 3
May 4, 2017
Chris Lindemann
Don't try to go past Zote, very much closed 5.7mi
Apr 1, 2017
Mike Garcia
3rd time mountain biking with Ian and the gang on the Ishibashi Trail x4
Oct 23, 2016
Adam Heitzman
My first time on a bike in a couple years. Trail was good. 5mi
Oct 2, 2016
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