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Betty B. Dearing Trail (Fryman Canyon)

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4.4 Miles 7.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

976' 297 m

Ascent

-668' -203 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

1,136' 346 m

High

692' 211 m

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Shared By Dean OMalley

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A fun up-and-down singletrack in the hills above Studio City.

Dean OMalley

Dogs Leashed

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This trail network starts at the parking lot at Laurel Canyon Blvd and Fryman Road, with numerous loop and out-and-back trail options. The trails vary between singletrack and fire road.

Due to being in the middle of Los Angeles, you can expect to see a lot of hikers on the trails, especially on the weekends. Depending on the trail(s) you choose, the vertical climb can be anywhere from 500 feet to over 2,000 feet, but it's broken up into several up and down sections rather than any extended climbs/descents.

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Aug 18, 2018
Vince Sanchez
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  4.2 from 6 votes

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#1

in Wilacre Park

#337

in California

#5,515

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According to CORBA, this trail is closed to mountain bikes and equestrian. The Fryman Canyon Park website, it's open to hikers, equestrians, and dogs on leash under owner’s control but emphasizes once again, that no mountain bikes are allowed on the Dearing Trail. (Vent: So, it's okay for a horse to trod and trample on the trails and leave it's feces behind for people to step in and dogs to roll around on...but a mountain bike is not allowed? Riding a bike leaves behind a smaller carbon footprint...especially if you rode your bike to the trail- unlike the horse wagon and SUVKs needed to haul 'em.) Get your priorities straight City of L.A. We bike riders are a larger constituency, tax base, population, and positive force-bringing stoke to our kids, families, and sharing in the joy and the outdoors together. We care for the trails and respect what we have and the hikers who share them. Oct 27, 2018
For the record, I have no problem with horses sharing the trails with bikes but when it's the city deciding that riding large animals takes priority over riding bicycles on a scarce urban resource such as the Dearing trail..it made me feel like I had to vent. Oct 27, 2018

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