Del Cerro to Starbucks
ElevationAscent: 1,234' 376 m
Descent: -1,197' -365 m
High: 1,196' 365 m
Low: 188' 57 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A ride toward the coast from Del Cerro park in Rolling Hills, CA.”— Michael Cervantes
As an alternative to Starbucks you can go to Terranea coffee shop at the hotel entrance.
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.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy