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Casa Viejo Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Fun loop in Brentwood - road climb leading to fun singletrack descent including the whoop-de-doo jumps.


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3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

45%

Singletrack

1,458' 444 m

High

698' 213 m

Low

811' 247 m

Up

808' 246 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

Gate closes from 8pm to 6am daily

Overview

A steep road climb up N Kenter Ave through the Crestwood Hills neighborhood of Brentwood onto the Kenter Fire Road and Lower Canyon Back Trail. There are great views the Santa Monica mountains and Los Angeles' west side.

The quick singletrack descent starts down the Whoops Trail with the fun whoop-de-doo jumps above Mandeville Canyon before connecting to the Casa Viejo Trail with great views of some Brentwood estates.

Need to Know

Beware of rattlesnakes.

Description

TL;DR: Loop from N Kenter Ave (w/ optional detour up Lower Canyon Back Trail) to The Whoops Trail to Casa Viejo Trail.

Start in Crestwood Hills around the intersection of N Kenter Ave and Honeywood Rd. Street parking is easily available. Climb up steep N Kenter Ave through the Mid-Century homes. Enter the Kenter Fire Road through the gate. After the short uphill, take a right turn onto the dirt trail (Lower Canyon Back Trail) that leads up towards the water tower.

Ride down the trail back to the Kenter Fire Road and continue up the fire road until you've reached the intersection to The Whoops Trail. (For an easier climb, take Kenter Fire road for the entire ascent). The intersection to The Whoops Trail is alongside a cable fence as the trail flattens out and as you approach the fifth power line tower. You'll see homes in Mandeville Canyon below and great views of the Santa Monica Mountains to your left.

Ride the fun singletrack through the whoop-de-doo jumps until you're spit out back on the Kenter fire road. Take a right to continue downhill on the fire road. As the fire road begins to slope uphill, take a right onto the dirt trail (Casa Viejo Trail). Continue down on the winding singletrack trail through both chainlink gates. Enjoy the views of the Brentwood estates. As the trail intersects with a few homes, climb down the wooden steps onto Teakwood Rd. Take the first left onto Honeywood Rd back to where you began on N Kenter Ave.

Contacts

Shared By:

Derek W with improvements by Sam Samara

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  5.0 from 3 votes

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Snake on fire road
Sep 13, 2020 near Santa M…, CA
Riding the Kenter Whoops with some session jumps.
Mar 12, 2021 near Santa M…, CA
High jumps that were definitely not made for me... I will keep whoopin down the Canyon Back Trail for practice. Loved the downhill.
Feb 16, 2016 near Santa M…, CA

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Mar 1, 2021
Jaime Castañeda
Sep 9, 2020
Cort Barrett
The whoops need some work but great trail.
Aug 13, 2020
Jeff Skinner