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Malaga Dunes

Intermediate
 4.0 (12)

A small network of great singletrack and a few dirt jumps.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Singletrack

379' 115 m

High

211' 64 m

Low

168' 51 m

Up

155' 47 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

Description

Malaga Dunes is a great little network of singletrack. As you can imagine from the name, there are some sandy spots, but also some hard packed dirt.

Climb up from Via Tejon or Valmonte Trail, then flow back down your route of choice. There are more options than indicated on the map, and they are all good. It's a small area, so you'll probably either take laps and hit all the different arteries, or combine it with nearby trails.

There are a few dirt jumps varying in size and condition. Some of them need work. There are a few smaller table top jumps that are more beginner friendly, and then there are bigger gap jumps for experts only. The big jump lines are more towards the middle, near the top. You can't miss them if you look around.

The sand makes the landings soft and forgiving. Be careful and scope out the jumps before you hit them. There is also a nice log drop down one of the central paths toward the bottom. If jumping is not your thing, there's still plenty of singletrack to enjoy.

Shared By:

Jake Norman with improvements by Jack K

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 12 votes

#1

in Malaga Cove

#5953

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  4.0 from 12 votes
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#1

in Malaga Cove

#366

in California

#5,953

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Photos

Editing/filming project at Malaga Jumps
Jan 13, 2020 near Palos V…, CA
Jumps at Malaga Dunes.
May 21, 2016 near Palos V…, CA
Top of Malaga Dunes, looking down the path on the left (south).
May 25, 2016 near Palos V…, CA
Where Valmonte Trail connects with Malaga Dunes
May 21, 2016 near Palos V…, CA
Bunny features at Malaga Dunes: little rock drop, small jump, & small log drop.
Aug 5, 2017 near Palos V…, CA
Singletrack at Malaga Dunes.
May 25, 2016 near Palos V…, CA

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