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A short trail connecting Calabasas and the Top of Topanga, offering an alternative to riding on Topanga Cyn. Blvd.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Singletrack

1,591' 485 m

High

1,278' 389 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

316' 96 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

The lower end of this trail ends in a Calabasas neighbor. Be courteous, quiet, respectful and don't loiter by the homes. This trail passes very close behind some homes (the home closest to the trail has two dogs which bark like crazy if they notice you). When trail users create a nuisance, trail access gets restricted. Ride down to Dardenne Ave. or better yet, Mulholland Highway just 2 blocks further down.

Description

This short singletrack trail can be ridden in either direction. The upper portion starts on the Summit to Summit Motorway, just a little southwest of the Top of Topanga Canyon and descends to Dunmore Drive in Calabasas. It provides a nice alternative to riding up or down Topanga Canyon Blvd., which can get very busy with cars.

The upper portion of the trail is smooth and flowy, taking you through some dense vegetation and tree canopies. At 0.12 miles, there's a very brief ascent and then the vegetation opens up and the trail descends at a little steeper incline. The trail becomes looser as you descend and eventually you come to a clearing where you are looking west out over Calabasas. This is a great spot to watch the sunset.

The trail does a sweeping turn to the right as you weave your way through the trees and chaparral. At 0.54 miles, the trail intersects with another singletrack trail. Going left takes you to the trailhead at Dunmore Dr. and going right is a gentle climbing singletrack that takes you to Topanga Canyon Blvd., about two-thirds of the way up between Mulholland Drive and the Top of Topanga (however it crosses private property and there is a gate at Topanga Cyn Blvd requiring a hike-a-bike, so it's not recommended). When you make your left at the trail intersection, the trail flattens out, passes just above A.C. Steele Middle School, and goes quite close to homes in the cul-de-sac of Dunmore. Out of courtesy for the neighbors, it is best not to congregate here. Instead, continue down the street. Making a right at each of the next two streets will take you to Mulholland Highway.

The trail can be traveled in the opposite direction as well. At roughly 0.2 miles from the start at Dunmore, look for the trail to intersect on the right. The climb gets a little technical on the loose and steeper section, but it is all rideable.

Spring 2019 - I've been riding and maintaining this trail since moving into the area in the early 2000s. The trail doesn't see a tremendous amount of use and can get overgrown. After the heavy rains of Winter 2018/2019, this trail has become very overgrown. Tools I hid near the trail for trail maintenance were recently stolen, so maintenance this Spring has been lacking.

Shared By:

Jay B.

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Photos

Straightaway on the lower portion of Topanga-Calabasas Connector descent
Apr 28, 2019 near Woodlan…, CA
Clearing just past the lower end trailhead of the Topanga-Calabasas Connector
Apr 28, 2019 near Woodlan…, CA
Just before the Calabasas end of the Topanga-Calabasas Connector
Apr 28, 2019 near Woodlan…, CA
Top of U-Capa Trail. Looking South.
Oct 22, 2017 near Woodlan…, CA
Towards the top of the Topanga-Calabasas Connector trail as it descends through trees and vegetation.
May 4, 2019 near Woodlan…, CA
Looking up the middle section of the Topanga-Calabasas Connector trail.
May 25, 2019 near Woodlan…, CA

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