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Golden Eagle Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (12)

A beautiful, fast, flowing trail through a forested area with great views all around!


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.4

KM

Singletrack

5,749' 1,752 m

High

4,207' 1,282 m

Low

190' 58 m

Up

1,732' 528 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The fact that this trail is so remote adds to its appeal - you won't find too many hikers or cyclists here. You pretty much have the trail all to yourself! This trail is truly an epic ride!

There are many many spots to stop and snap a picture or two, but, unfortunately, you won't want to because the downhill is so much fun! I was struggling between looking at the trail in front of me or looking at the surrounding views.

The upper part of the trail runs through a forested area that provides some shade, while the lower part opens up to low chaparral and shrubs.

The trail itself is hard-packed dirt, without any rocks or rock gardens. You can pick up speed rather easily along the straight sections. Be prepared for a couple of sharp turns here and there, but nothing an intermediate rider can't handle.

Contacts

Shared By:

Doron Weinstein

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 12 votes

#5131

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  4.3 from 12 votes
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Trail Rankings

#274

in California

#5,131

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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
Mojave desert and the Tehachapi Range
Jun 2, 2016 near Lebec, CA
Fun downhill!
Jun 2, 2016 near Lebec, CA
Mojave desert and the Tehachapi Range.
Jun 2, 2016 near Castaic, CA
Pyramid Lake in the distance
Apr 21, 2019 near Lebec, CA

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May 9, 2020
Fredrik Chien
10mi
Dec 22, 2018
Sarah Ream
Great trail, lots of fallen oak trees and large branches at the top. And little patches of snow at the top 16.4mi
Sep 1, 2018
Jon Fulp
10mi — 1h 51m
Jan 15, 2018
Gregg Horwitz
21mi — 1h 34m
Dec 16, 2017
Doron Weinstein
No rain = Sandy trail. I would wait until we get a couple of rain events to ride this trail again. 16mi — 2h 00m
Mar 11, 2017
Juan Carlos Ducca
3,400 feet gain. Clear skies 22mi