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Johnson Motorway (Rocky Peak)

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Long climb with various technical sections. At the top can continue to Chumash trail and Rocky Peak. GREAT RIDE BACK DOWN!!! Dries out well after rain.
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Latitude
34.28104913547968
Longitude
-118.60960006713867
Trail Directions
118 freeway, get off Topanga (South) to Santa Susana Pass, make a right, pass Rocky Peak church, make a right on Iverson. Park under the overpass. Ride into the gated community and follow the green stripe to the trailhead.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Chatsworth
   


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Review Date
October 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: 62kona ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Really fun trail. I like it more than Chummash and Hummingbird. Longer than both, a lot more technical then Chummash and a hell of a lot faster than Hummingbird. Its a long climb up the fireroad, but worth the trip down. When I got to the bottom, I got lost in the neighborhood of mansions. Had to climb all the way back up Santa Sue to my car. Long, fun ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chummash, Hummingbird



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Review Date
March 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Tex , from Sylmar CA

Summary:
Its pretty nutz. You can gain some mad speed but watch out for some of the deep ruts. I ate shit pretty bad on that trail too. Oh and if your 1 of the guys that ride the trail on horses get a life.

Recommended Route:
Go like your going to the hummingbird trail but go farther up and once you get up to the top of the mountain look to your right. cant miss it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
hummingbird, chewmash



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Review Date
September 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Tom , from great falls Montana

Summary:
i think this is one of the best trail on rockey peak for the down hill. I have only seen two people on horses once out of the many times i have ridden the trail.It is a really fast down hill. It was my favorite trail until i found a few secret trails on rockey peak that have a lot more difficult stuff

Other recommended trails in the same area:
look for small single tracks going off the main rockey peak fire road and see what you find



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Review Date
June 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jesse , from Van Nuys, CA

Summary:
Rode this trail yesterday, a steep uphill climb to the top, the fire road is either sandy or rocky. I had difficulty trying to ride up because of the deep sand pits in some areas. The views of the mountains and the San Fernando Valley are great though! Makes the workout worthwhile. If you are in the SFV / Simi area its a close enough trail to ride. One other note is that I was on a hardtail and coming down was pretty teeth shattering because of the amount of rocks, guys on full suspension bikes should have a blast on the downhill.

Recommended Route:
Take 118 and exit Rocky Peak, at the off ramp make a quick right, can't miss it.



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Review Date
March 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jason , from Northridge

Summary:
There's basically only one trail from the main trailhead to the peak. But then again, I wasn't paying much attention to anything else because the ride was intense! All I could think of was where's the next plateau?? This was one of the steepest inclines I've ever ridden and it wouldn't stop until I got to the top! But it's all worth it when you get to the top and take one of the single tracks to the many rocky peaks that exist up there. I did it in about 40 mins. but I hear the 'Good' rider can do it sub-30 mins. If you're an intermediate rider and are looking for a solid workout and a challenge, this is it! Sure beats any Santa Monica Mountain trails I've been on.

Recommended Route:
From Northridge, I headed West on 118 Fwy. and exited Rocky Peak Road. At the STOP sign, look for parking on the right culdesac. If it's full, park past the freeway overpass. Do Not Park on the overpass. I've heard people say that the cops give out tickets.
I Started out from the main Rocky Peak Road trailhead and finished at the Rocky Peak. Very beautiful and quiet!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
From the junction at the top of the Rocky Peak, I hear if you continue straight, you'll meet up with the Chumash trail. If you turn right at the junction, there's a Rim of the Valley trail which is just as tough as the Rocky Peak Trail but longer. Something to think about when you've conquered the Rocky Peak!



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