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La Tuna Canyon loop

Average Rating:    (3.68 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 25

La Tuna Canyon - Starting from the gate ride until you reach a steep asphalt paved climb and turn right here to Hostetter fire road(mile 0.5). You'll notice nice views of the cities below. Once you reach the intersection of Hostetter fire road and Verdugo Fire road (T instersection) you can stop here and rest (mile 3.4, elevation gain approx 1200 feet) Enjoy the view. Turn right to Verdugo Fire road and note your mileage. You'll need to descend this fire road and locate the unsigned trail at mile 5.8 on the right hand side. Descend the trail, be careful, the trail is narrow and rutty due to the recent rain storms. Descend to the canyon and climb out the canyon to La Tuna Canyon road. Turn Right and be careful while riding the road back to your car. The people driving this road are very careless and not very courteous. Singletrack=30%% Dirt Road=50%% Paved Path=20%% Charles a 30 year old riding a Trek Y-33 from Pasadena,California E-mail:mtbguy@pacbell.net
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Latitude
34.23351891899771
Longitude
-118.29030990600586
Trail Directions
La Tuna Canyon Loop - Tujunga Taking the 210 freeway east bound exit at La Tuna Canyon road. Immeadiatly next to the on ramp of the 210 freeway heading towards Pasadena, California is the parking lot for this ride. Park here. Thomas Guide page
Trail Length
10
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Tujunga
   


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Review Date
April 8, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: matt tucker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
LA TUNA
This is my regular training ride and I absolutely love it... aerobic uphill, technical on top and fast downhill/single track to finish. In the summer it can get super hot and it's pretty busy on weekends.

This said last week the fast downhill section (by MG wreck) appeared to have deteriorated severely and was almost un ridable due to heavy dust, rocks and large channels cut across the trail. Hopefully this is just due to weather and it will clear itself up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chantry Flats / Mount Zion



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Review Date
March 28, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ryan1584 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a pretty decent ride for LA. There is some singletrack but its sketchy due to serious exposure. I had fun riding the fire break until it got too steep. I won't be going back here but the view of the valleys was killer! If you are looking for a good fire road climb and some mildly terrifying singletrack this is your ride.

Recommended Route:
Rode the trail route as its described in "Where to Bike: Los Angeles Mountain Biking." Took fire road starting at shady underpass trailhead up to top, checked out verdugo peak, then headed down to the single track that starts at the grey memorial recliner seat (only marker). Singletrack and firebreak hard to distinguish between. I ended up blasting down the firebreak until it was so steep I had to get off and walk. Finally connected back up with the singletrack which had a LOT OF EXPOSURE. If you don't like heights this isn't your ride. Exposure slowed me down a bit considering it was instant death if I fell right. Worst part of riding was riding La Tuna Canyon Road back uphill at 4 pm. I wish I had parked my car down there and done the whole climb first.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I preferred Tapia Canyon to this one. That has killer views but the singletrack is much more fun and managable (no real exposure so you can shred!).



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Review Date
July 20, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: salazar44 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I had my first time back in the saddle after a 2 year layoff. Decided to keep it nearby and go to la tuna canyon on 7/19/08. Parked at my usual spot, off the 210 fwy. My car got broken into and they jacked my dvd head unit.

Guy parked next to me was asking if i wanted to buy a bike. Brown sentra (or something like that). I hate him. Mexican dude, bout 5'6".

Its too damn easy for thiefs to steal from people there. Needless to say im pissed and I hope i see him again.

Road leading up to dirt fireroad is as tuff as i remember! Didnt go to top... still working the legs on that one! Do not know single track status.



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Review Date
July 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: philip_jp ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:

the single track is closed and is private property now

Recommended Route:
dont go down the single track



Comments
geoliquid (06/26/2008)
no, the single track is not closed and is not private property.
charlesinoc (05/31/2010)
You went the wrong way! I got lost there about 16 years ago.
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Review Date
May 22, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TeamSween ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've only been riding about 2 months and have no real technical ability, but this trail was easily navigated. There were a few ruts that I had to walk but a more experienced rider could probably clear them without a problem. That being said, the trail was in good shape. It was not overgrown at all. A great introduction to singletrack.

Recommended Route:
Up Stough canyon, left at the T, unmarked trail starts at the second turnout.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Brown Mtn.



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