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Hanson Dam

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

beginners trail with minimum climbs, also used as a horse trail.
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Latitude
34.26232401737632
Longitude
-118.38729858398437
Trail Directions
405 north or 5 north to the 118 east then 210 east towards pasadena. take the hanson dam turn off.
Trail Length
15 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Sylmar
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 5, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Krow ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Pretty fun area to ride. Beginner/Intermediate riding in the basin. Explore the trails toward the center with caution. Very easy to get lost and get stuck in sand >.< You can also bike across the dam for a very easy ride. A nice cool down.

Recommended Route:
Follow along the very bottom of the dam. This trail will break off into various smaller trails to explore.



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Review Date
September 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: SoCalAl , from North Hollywood

Summary:
The reasons I have ridden this area-
1. It's fairly close to where I live, pretty good for a quick ride after work.
2. There's not much traffic on these trails.
3. The number of small trails off to the side make exploring the area interesting. The reasons NOT to ride this area-
1. Transients live in the heavily wooded areas of the park. I actually did a night ride there once, I don't know what I was thinking.
2. Sand, sand, and more sand; very hard on the bike and the legs.
3. 95% of the riding isn't all that great, definitely not worth much travel.
4. There's better riding within a few miles. Up Little Tujunga paved and down the fire road into Kagel Canyon is pretty good. No singletrack but very secluded and pretty long if you're into distance. It's all in the Thomas Guide. La Tuna's not too far from Hansen, either. Also, Don't be tempted to ride the wash going towards Big Tujunga, it's all deep sand.

Recommended Route:
Around the lake.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
La Tuna, Little Tujunga to Kagel Canyon.



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