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Kenter Coaster

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 42

Around 140 whoop-de-doos, one after the other. A good way to sharpen those bike mag cover skills, or break a collarbone.
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Latitude
34.10000726293642
Longitude
-118.48102569580078
Trail Directions
Off the 405 freeway, take sunset blvd. west until Kenter road. Turn right (north) on Kenter, and follow this all the way to the gate. Travel through the gate, up to the top of the paved hill, descend about 10 yards, take the singletrack to the right. After cresting another small hill, descend to the open area, which is the bottom of the Coaster. Take the hill to the right up until it flattens on top of the ridge. Look left and you will see the entrance to the Coaster.
Trail Length
1 mile loop
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Brentwood
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Review Date
April 2, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: bobinitacnh ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The trail isn't too long, about .8 miles only top to bottom but is a fast fun trail. The top has nice singletrack, a little overgrown but definitely still rideable. The jumps near the top are much smaller and increase in size as you go down, culminating in the gulley jump, a jump over a sizable canyon. Don't be intimidated by the size of the jumps because every single jump is optional and the trail is still super fast and flawy for those not looking to his a jump but are rather are looking to go fast.

Recommended Route:
Hiking up the fire road is the quickest route to the top of the trail. The hike takes about 5-10 minutes so multiple laps can be taken per hour. You may also bike up the actual trail which isn't steep but i don't recommend this unless the trail is completely empty.



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Review Date
July 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: RodgerT ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail is definitely still open and still fun, but it seems like the top is getting pretty overgrown. Not too many people start at the top and there are usually packs of kids at the bottom section playing on the jumps. It is still fast and flowey with plenty of jumps. My only wish is that this trail was 10 times longer. I haven't timed it, but it probably takes less than 5 minutes to come down. Pedaling up...that's another story.

Recommended Route:
Park at top of Kenter, pedal (or walk) up the fire road, keep your eyes peeled for the trail dropping off to your left after you climb a while.



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Review Date
April 8, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: slickrick ,  Downhiller

Summary:
For all the Bs masters that are saying its closed or rangers are there...please step a side and keep going down next to the jumps..let all the people who like to ride,jump or ball sack like you do what they want...the place is open to all...have fun!



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Review Date
June 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Scarier ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
As a newbie, I took bundy dr and went north, then it became Kenter ave. Kept going all the way up, the climb was pretty tough, i had to rest alot, walked up, and pedal up until i got to the top and met the gate. Message says to be careful of mountain lion, had me chuckled. But there's a single track that lets you go up, and then it splits into multiple routes. I tried to take the easiest ones, but even so it was still rough. No experience, not skilled enough. Thank god there weren't any other bikers around on the trail cuz i probably would've hit them. But it's a nice clean trail, i can see it being really fun once i'm more skilled and conditioned. Can't wait to go at it again.



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Review Date
September 27, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: scifibassman ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The previous reviews seem to be out of date so here is an update. For starters, the trail is OPEN. Take Kenter ave all the way to the top and park on the street. PLEASE RESPECT THE NEIGHBORS! They seem to be cool with people using the trail as long as you are quiet and respect their property. Also, share the trail with the many hikers, joggers, and dog walkers I see up there. I've never seen any park rangers out there but I did once see 5 cops on mtn bikes coming down the trail. They just said a quick hello and were on their way, so if trail use were an issue they would have said something then.

As for the trail itself, there is something for everyone. It's a great place to train for DH, and it's not too long to push/pedal back to the top for multiple runs. There a lot of huge dirt jumps on the bottom half of the trail. While this is not my particular ball of wax, they're not in the way and you can zoom in between them. Just watch out for the big chasm that's about 2/3 the way down. It's about 10 feet across and you can hurt yourself pretty bad if you don't have the skills. So if you are unsure about it, break to the left to go around. Other than that this trail is a lot of fun. Bring plenty of water! Sunscreen isn't a bad idea either, as the trail gets blasted by sun around midday. You might want to ride early in the day because the way the sun moves there is plenty of shade in the morning.



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