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Liebre Mountain Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (15) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great loop ride with a good amount of climbing, beautiful views and a fun descent.


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17.1

Miles

27.5

KM

50%

Singletrack

5,761' 1,756 m

High

3,962' 1,208 m

Low

2,228' 679 m

Up

2,230' 680 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

After descending Golden Eagle Trail, I think this is a much better option than riding up Golden Eagle Trail. If you do this loop, you'll get double the views and an easier climb to the top.

Need to Know

This ride is remote. I would not recommend riding it by yourself. Be prepared with tools, snacks, and water.

The Pacific Crest Trail runs around this ride. It is not a multi-use trail.

Description

From 138, turn south onto Ridge Route Road and drive for about four miles. Head straight through the intersection with Mesa View Dr and Pine Canyon Rd and park at the dirt parking lot on the side of the road after the "S" curve.

From the dirt parking lot, start climbing south on the paved Ridge Route Road. Around mile 3, you'll turn to the left and start your climb to the top on 7N23 Liebre Mountain Trail. After around 3.5 miles, turn right onto the Golden Eagle Trail. After a couple miles on the Golden Eagle Trail, the trail will cross 7N23 Liebre Mountain Trail. Turn right onto 7N23 Liebre Mountain.

Continue for another couple miles as the fire road start to level off. There are several trails/fire roads that cross the main road, in addition to the Pacific Crest Trail, which is not designated for bikes, so stick to the GPS tracks.

At mile 10.3, look for the left turn onto a doubletrack that will head north for a couple hundred yards before you turn left to return on the Golden Eagle Trail. At mile 14.3, stay to the right, continuing on Golden Eagle Trail back to Old Ridge Road near the parking area.

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Shared By:

Doron Weinstein

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  4.6 from 15 votes

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The Golden Eagle Ride
Jun 2, 2016 near Lebec, CA
Highly recommended when the hills are green after the first couple of rains in the fall or in the spring.
Jul 7, 2016 near Lebec, CA
Top of Liebre Mountain looking southwest.
Jun 2, 2016 near Castaic, CA
Beautiful views from the top!
Jun 2, 2016 near Castaic, CA
Mojave desert and the Tehachapi Range
Jun 2, 2016 near Lebec, CA
Fun downhill!
Jun 2, 2016 near Lebec, CA

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Jan 18, 2021
Jeff Sewell
Upper Golden Eagle Trail is superb. Lower is fun, but dense foliage and narrow trail keeps speed down. Which is OK because people hike here, too
Jan 10, 2021
BTosz Roz
Long laid back climb with a fun singletrack to cap off the loop. Trail markings are nearly nonexistent. Keep the GPS handy if it's your first time. 16.9mi
Feb 29, 2020
Flavia Fleischer
Looks like trail is being maintained- esp. Golden Eagle. Great singletrack DH run. Started on road to Liebre then to Golden Eagle- down to Ridge Rd 13mi — 2h 00m
Feb 2, 2020
Pavel Stamboliyski
May 25, 2019
Brian P
Feb 25, 2018
Nick Humby
We climbed up the fire road then looped around at the top on the singletrack for extra credit, then did the singletrack top to bottom. 20mi — 2h 00m
Sep 16, 2017
John Gump
saw 2 mtn lions on drive in. 17.1mi
Aug 13, 2017
Damon Stewart
18mi — 3h 00m