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Haskell Canyon Open Space Ride

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 3.8 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A grinding climb to rippin singletrack that has lots of air time features, tight turns, and some old wood features.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

45%

Singletrack

1,845' 562 m

High

1,432' 436 m

Low

508' 155 m

Up

507' 155 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This is a great local loop for riders who want some speed and air time. You'll have to earn the descent with a steep fire road climb, but fortunately, it passes quickly and riders can soon start a fast descent with plenty of opportunities for optional jumps, small ladders, and some nice large drops.

Need to Know

  • The area is popular with other trail users. Be on the lookout and yield appropriately.
  • There are hip gaps in the back section, some ladder drops can be a little sketchy.

Description

Head east from the parking area to access the fire road. The first .4 miles is really steep and hike-a-biking isn't uncommon. Once you cross under the power lines the road remains at a casual pedal until a final climb to the start of the descent.

On the way down, there's a lot of opportunity for air time with a few small wood ladders and a couple of nice 5-8 foot drops the back of the trail.

History & Background

Built back in the late 2000's by a few mechanics at a local bike shop. Originally these trails were very hidden and the city came in to clean out the original jump packs. More recently the are became popular again after it was re-opened in the Haskell Canyon Open Space.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jeff Zabrecky

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  3.8 from 8 votes

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Second from the top wood ladder drop.
Sep 26, 2016 near Santa C…, CA
Don't expect any shade along the Haskell Canyon Fire Road.
Mar 20, 2017 near Santa C…, CA

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Apr 29, 2020
Daav Seeley
Apr 19, 2020
Daav Seeley
May 12, 2019
Nathan Guyton
The parts of the trail at the top with the wooden features are very overgrown. At the top, had to go down a route that is not mapped yet.
Jan 19, 2019
Jimmy M
Initial uphill is not for the faint of heart. Going to take an alternate uphill next time.
Nov 28, 2017
Jimmy Duncan
Jul 9, 2017
Daniel Garcia
Apr 28, 2017
Mason Siebe
if anyone can make the first climb at the east entrance all the way up without hiking give them a damn medal. very worth it once you start the descent