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Marshal Canyon

Average Rating:    (4.59 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 37

Very scenic single-track (I've even seen a family of deer) combined with dirt roads....not really fire-roads. This place does NOT handle the rain well, so avoid it after a storm. PLEASE heed the warnings about parking and disturbing the neighbors. You'll find numerous different routes to get to the same destination -- making each trip a new experience. You can make a loop or one-way trip all the way to Mills Ave in Claremont. There is a small stream/creek running through the trails that must be crossed several times. Since the soil is sandy, you can expect to get the crunch/scrape sounds from your pedals/brakes/etc. The good thing, is it doesn't cake-up/clog cleats/tires. This is a VERY nice place to ride. So, please don't "ruin" it for the locals by causing parking/traffic problems, dressing/undressing in public, making loud noises, etc. THANKS!!!
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Latitude
34.12416862647368
Longitude
-117.76554107666015
Trail Directions
East on the 210 freeway until it ends at Foothill; take Foothill to Wheeler Avenue (2 or 3 lights); make a left (north) on Wheeler; to Baseline; right (east) on Baseline. You'll have to follow the wash north to the trailhead.
Trail Length
10-15 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
LaVerne/San Dimas
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Review Date
October 2, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Luis M. ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
One of my favorite places to ride. Not extremely technical but some of the trails are definitely not for beginners. I like that there's plenty of coverage, shade that is, in the summer months. A couple of stream crossings, with some slightly rocky sections keeps it all fun. Plenty of climbing and descending but nothing that would require a full DH rig.



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Review Date
July 2, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: dirtyBob ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
this is the best freakin trail ever. period. it was my home ride when i lived in l.a. the best route is if you can park or get dropped off at potato mtn. on baldy. stay right at all the forks. the fire trails from potato before you ever get to marshall are awesome too. great high speed jumps for those that like to fly and they can just me zoomed over for those that don't. Once you get to marshall... goodness. single track gorgeousness with jumps. pure awesomeness.

Recommended Route:
potato mtn. to marshall

Other recommended trails in the same area:
tons. the san gabriels are the shizzle.



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Review Date
May 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: MensenMTB ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Alright so this trail is best when started at Mills Street in Claremont. You Climb Cobal Canyon trail which is a pretty decent climb roughly 2000ft. The reward is dropping into marshall canyon and riding through one of the most fun trails I've ridden. Lots of stream crossings and alternative paths with jumps =D.



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Review Date
October 24, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ron.mich ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
i heard alot great reviews of this trail. I've only ridden it once this past weekend and so far it was great, i love the streams. Due to work i couldn't really explore more than i wanted too. The trail i took stops at a golf course, does it end there or is there another way?? I parked on Oak Mesa Park, from their followed the wash through the trail. Was there another trail i was suppose to follow??



Comments
Harj (11/02/2007)
Once you hit the golf course going north on Marshall Canyon, follow the dirt trail to the right of the cement golf cart road till it drops of to the right after 1/4 mile. Stay on trail through tunnel and bear right at the fork in trail by stream. At the big water tank, turn left on fire road for another 1/4 mile and then right turn at well maintained single track near fenced horse arena. Bear right at the next fork then immediate left as trail splits again right away. From here you go about another 1/4 and then can follow trail signs and take either a good fire road for climb to Claremont Wilderness Park (recommended) or try your hand at climbing the single tracks. Either way is great, and there's lots to explore up there. I recommend getting one of the local trail maps that are usually pretty accurate. Have fun!
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Review Date
October 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: alop ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was chatting with some city workers on the trail this weekend, and they informed me that Next Sunday (10/14/07) there will be a large Equestrian event at Marshall Canyon. They are expecting about 150-200 horse riders that day. Not sure if the route they are taking will include Claremont Hills, but I'm guessing there will be some overflow traffic. I'd say it's a good day for other local favorites.



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