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One of the most epic rides in Los Angeles, singletrack, exposure, jumps and drops... oh my.


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7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

50%

Singletrack

4,048' 1,234 m

High

2,159' 658 m

Low

1,894' 577 m

Up

1,894' 577 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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Overview

Haines Canyon has it all. It starts with a massive climb (75-90 minutes) up the fire road, and then drops into amazing winding singletrack with a lot of exposure.

The bottom section is a well-groomed jump line with gaps, drops, and technical sections. Super fun and jumps can mostly be avoided, so a great place to work on your progression.

Need to Know

Reborn Coffee nearby is a great spot for an after-ride drink and snack. The trail is definitely advanced and you must be very comfortable with heights.

Description

This ride starts at the Haines Canyon reservoir. Head up the fire road to the right. The left takes you to the Gateway to the Rim of the Valley Trail fire road (used to be more of a trail until LA started burning, now it's a straight up fire road). Climb up the fire road for about 90 minutes. It's steep and soft and has a lot of small rocks.

There's a pretty obvious turn off for Old Mt. Lukens Trail (Blue Bug).There's even a rock painted blue in the middle of the fire road, though it's a little worn off.

From here, you descend along a winding singletrack with pretty extreme exposure (not for the faint of heart), but it is gorgeous and well maintained. The workers have been out there a lot lately so make sure to say high and thank them.

The bottom section, which can be done on its own if you don't feel like climbing, is a jump line with small to medium jumps that flows back to the reservoir. There are a few larger drops, but most everything can be avoided if desired. This is a great place to work on your progression and start hitting those gaps.

Shared By:

Gregory Tuzin with improvements by Matt Hogan

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The bottom of Haines canyon. This is right as you drop into the jump line. The burms and jumps have all been recently cleaned up (11/08/21), and a few new features have been added
Nov 8, 2021 near La Cres…, CA
Hitting the triple right before crossroads.
Apr 17, 2023 near La Cres…, CA
A rider airs a drop before a tight left-hander under the spillway.
Jan 6, 2017 near La Cres…, CA
Full send on Sister Elsie
Feb 13, 2019 near La Cres…, CA
Lots of lines available, left to right: The Go-'Round, The Jump, and The Gap.
Feb 13, 2019 near La Cres…, CA
On the Haines Canyon Trail.
Oct 8, 2016 near La Cres…, CA
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