Triunfo Creek Park-Pentachaeta Trail/Westlake Vista Trail

Trail Stats: 4 miles, 750 ft elevation gain This is a pleasant area. The Pentachaeta Trail is good for all uses. The Pentachaeta Trail is an intermediate trail and a moderate grade with loose and embedded rocks. The  trail leads from Lindero Canyon Road to Triunfo Canyon Road. Westlake Vista Trail is a hiking and equestrian trail. From the trailhead Westlake Vista Trail travels south and Pentachaeta Trail travels east. Westlake Vista Trail becomes a hike a bike trail for bikes as you near the reservoir.   Buy the Trail Book Share...

Las Virgenes Canyon Trail/Sheep Corral Trail

Trail Stats: 9.2 miles, 1050 ft elevation gain This is a very popular intermediate to advanced mountain bike trail with a moderate grade. The footing ranges from firm smooth ground, loose rocks, uneven terrain to sandy patches.   Share this:ShareFacebookGoogleTumblrPinterestTwitterLinkedInReddit

Upper Las Virgenes Open Space – Laskey Mesa Loop

Trail Stats: 8 miles, 850 ft elevation gain The trails in Upper Las Virgenes Open Space are non-technical, wide open fire roads with full sun exposure spotted with oak trees. The grade is moderate with firm, smooth footing. Laskey Mesa Loop is good for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and families. There are many hikers on the Laskey Mesa Loop throughout the day.   Buy the Trail Book Share this:ShareFacebookGoogleTumblrPinterestTwitterLinkedInReddit

Topanga – Caballero Canyon Trail / Sullivan Canyon Loop

Trail Stats: 14 miles, 2177 ft elevation gain The grade is moderate, and the footing varies from soft and firm to rocky in places. The climb up Caballero Canyon Trail is gradual leading to a steeper section with deep ruts from the rain. There is some shade on the pleasant Sullivan Canyon Trail with a moderate grade. This route can be crowded on the weekends. The ride is good for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.   Buy the Trail Book Share...

Topanga-Mulholland Drive to San Vicente Mountain Park

Trail Stats: 3.6 miles one way, 7.2 miles round trip; 800 ft total elevation NOTE: The MRCA has installed hidden cameras at the stop sign near the top of Reseda Blvd at the Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park. The fine for running the stop sign is $100. This trail is good for families, novice mountain bikers, horseback riders, and hikers. The area gets hot in the summer time with no shade until you reach San Vicente Mountain Park. The trail follows along Mulholland Drive on a gravel/dirt road leading to San Vicente Mountain Park. There are restrooms, a drinking fountain, a lovely panoramic view spot, and picnic benches in the shade.   Buy the Trail Book Share...

Topanga State Park-Temescal Ridge Fire Road/East Topanga Fire Road

Trail Stats: 16 miles, 2600 ft elevation gain There are four miles of street riding to connect the trails to do the entire loop. There is limited street parking on steep, narrow streets in Pacific Palisades.  Horse trailer parking is recommended at the main entrance of the park. For equestrians: From the main parking lot take East Topanga Fire Rd south (right turn) toward the Parker Mesa Overlook for a 3 mile one way trip. Hikers and mountain bikers may begin at Trailer Canyon trailhead on Michael Lane. To avoid street travel, an out and back is recommended with 11.3 miles one way. The fire road skirts along the edge of the park beginning in Pacific Palisades and ending in Pacific Palisades. You will pass near the main entrance.   Buy the Trail Book Share...

Topanga-Backbone Trail to Will Rogers State Park

Trail Stats: 10.3 miles one way, 20.6 miles roundtrip; 3400 ft total elevation gain Backbone to Will Rogers is an out-and-back following the Backbone single track trail dropping down to Will Rogers State Park with ocean views. Backbone Trail has a moderate grade and gets steeper as you near the bottom near Will Rogers. The footing varies with firm, smooth, and loose with rocks. There is a 300–ft section just past the view point above Will Rogers State Park to walk your bike because the trail becomes narrow,  steep, and rocky. Backbone Trail is good for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.   Buy the Trail Book Share...

Topanga State Park-Caballero Canyon/Sullivan Canyon/Westridge Trail

Trail Stats: 16.3 miles, 2500 ft elevation gain The trails are a combination of non-technical, wide-open fire roads with full sun exposure and a shaded fire road that has become a single track trail. The route begins up Caballero Canyon Trail. The trail begins flat in the wash, and  narrows beginning the ascent up the hill with ruts from the rain. The grade is moderate with firm and loose footing and rocky sections. This route is good to hike, bike, and horseback ride.   Buy the Trail Book Share...

Thousand Oaks-Santa Rosa Trail/Lower Butte Trail

Trail Stats: 4 miles, 700 ft elevation gain Mesa Trail and Santa Rosa Trail in Wildwood Park are active trails. Many people turn back at the top of the Santa Rosa Trail. Santa Rosa Trail is a steep rocky trail lined with cactus that climbs up steep switchbacks. The footing is loose in sections and the cactus is very close to the edge of the trail. There are panoramic views at the top of Santa Rosa Trail. The volcanic rocks on the Santa Rosa Trail makes the trail challenging and fun for mountain bikers. This trail is not recommended for children and equestrians.   Buy the Trail Book Share...

Wildwood Park – Box Canyon Trail / Lower Butte

Trail Stats: 6.6 miles, 1000 ft elevation gain This loop is an option for those who don’t want to ride along the narrow trail among the cactus on Upper Santa Rosa Trail. This route is a great get away from crowds. The footing is hard packed, loose rocks; the hills are mostly moderate; a few switchbacks with a couple steep hills. There is a low tunnel; equestrians should dismount before entering the tunnel. Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are recommended. There is approximately .4 mile of residential street riding. This loop is not  recommended for bikes during the wet season.   Video Buy the Trail Book Share...