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Some easy riding trails, a couple hard rocky/sandy trails and one down a 3 foot crevice. Most of them are relatively short except one (straight ahead and to the right from 5 points). That one goes up to the fire station and the old nike missile silo. Good luck on that one.
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Latitude
34.30785283883622
Longitude
-118.47553253173828
Trail Directions
From LA: 405N till it merges with I5. Take I5 to I210W. Get off at Roxford, Left Turn. Go Around Bend until you reach a stop sign. Turn Left (Into Hospital. Fitting eh??) Go all the way back to the back parking lot (just follow street until dead ends). Trail Head is on the right. Go up trail (very steep S climbs) and over small summit to the bottom. There is between 4-6 different trailheads there.
Trail Length
1-10 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Sylmar
   


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Review Date
January 20, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ROAD WARRIOR ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is written after the fire. The trails are still open. Rode up from the hospital, took the trail to the double track and then onto the Wilson Truck Trail and then up to the Wilson Saddle. Great views from the saddle. The first mile of trail is very loose and sandy, but gets better further up, never quite makes it to hard pack. Sand and 1800' elv. gain makes it quite a workout, but a blast coming back down. lots of hikers and horses near the bottom. Trail is marked as a non-motorized, multi-use, horse trail.

Recommended Route:
any of the starting points on the reviews will work



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Review Date
May 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: hagios ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is fun!! We took a slightly different route. Go past the hospital and turn left on Olive View, go up the paved road and park in the dirt at the top. There you will see a short singletrack behind some poles that leads to a steep doubletrack (look for the red dirt). This double track goes up about a half mile, very cool red dirt, some ruts, great view, and warm-up. You will come to a fork, take the left which is a downhill singletrack (fun). You will come to a very steep, rocky, and soft section, take it slow or walk it, this will lead to some short fairly technical singletrack which will take you to a very fast and rocky downhill to a fireroad. Here is a fork, left goes back to the car (don't go there until the ride back), the right takes you down to a very nice little canopy of trees. There are picnic benches here if you want to eat. You will see a trail to the right and straight ahead; do not go to the right it's a dead end. Go straight, follow this trail and keep an eye on the left side, here you will find a singletrack, take it. (NOTE: you will see about 3-4 other trails besides the singletrack, they are all dead ends). This uphill, sandy, rocky, singletrack will take you up to the fireroad. At the fireroad go right, dig in, and get ready for miles and miles of sometimes steep climbing. We must have ridden 12 miles and did not get to the top. The descent is fast and worth every bit of climbing. Take the same way back down through the canopy and take the right fork back to your car.

Loved every second of this ride, even the sand... There are some pretty technical parts, some sandy spots, and lots of rocks. Bring plenty of water and food on this one folks, this is a long ride!

Recommended Route:
Above directions, but pass hospital and take Olive View up and park. Sheriffs patrol the hospital parking lot so not sure if parking there is a good idea. The up-side is the patrol Olive View too, so your ride is safe.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Towsley Canyon, San Fernando Rd. (Viper), Sullivan Canyon (Brentwood)



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Review Date
September 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tim , from La Canada

Summary:
Starting inside Veterans Park is a 5 mile paved road (May Cyn) to the summit. The bottom is steep but perseverence will reward you with a nice friendly ride to the top. I've run into deer, a bobcat, covies of quail and a fox. At the top, a right turn takes you on an easy ridge ride to the fire station (refill your water bottle) and then to Little Tujunga Rd.. A left turn takes you to a downhill dirt bonanza, Viper or San Fernando/Newhall and/or Wilson Cyn(5 Pts.). The last if you bear left at the sign, is a non-technical ride down to the hospital but watch out for horses and riders as this is a popular trail. Take the streets back to the park. When I lived in Sylmar, this was my evening sanity ride after work twice a week. Great views from the top with occasional snow in the winter.You can actually see highway 14 going towards Palmdale and the SF Valley from the same vantage point.

Recommended Route:
I like to start at Veterans Park off Sayer St and come down to 5 pts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santa Monica preserve off The Old Highway (Newhall Pass).



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Review Date
July 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: singltracker , from Torrance

Summary:
Climb the trail until you reach the top summit or flat area where the fire road is. It usually takes about an hour. Then, iF YOU LOOK TO THE RIGHT AS YOU ENTER THIS SECTION,THERE IS A SINGLE TRACK HIDDEN IN THE BUSHES. This is where the ride gets GOOD...VERY GOOD. This trail starts with a little climb, but it becomes this super technical and super technical, slippery singletrack downhill. This is more extreme than VIPER (before they groomed the drops). I love this ride.

Recommended Route:
Start behind the hospital per instructions above.



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Review Date
January 13, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: steve benson , from santa monica,ca

Summary:
A lot of horse riders on lower sections of trail. If your one of those sierra club types who believe bikes do more damage than horses you might change your mind if your ride this area. Trail condition better in winter (better traction, fewer horses). All fireroad, but a good workout. Perfect trail if you work at the hospital (I'm a 2nd year resident there, I often go riding if I'm on call and have a break, My pager and cell phone work all the way to the top of the hill, and I can get from top to hospital in 10-15 min!)

Recommended Route:
from olive view-ucla med cntr



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