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Palos Verdes

Average Rating:    (3.52 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 25

This is the perfect ride for all you people living in between LA and OC. It's also one of the most beautiful sceneries in Southern Cal. From the gate, either ride down the fast fireroad or ride down the technical singletrack to the right on the edge. You can follow the fireroad all the way down or try out the many fun singletracks off to the left side of the fireroad. You can also try the 2nd right opening which will lead you down to the bottom of the canyon. From the bottom, head out to the main highway (PV drive) and head north. You'll see Abalone Cove, Wayfarer's Chapel, and the old Marineland. Any of these places will give you a spectacular view of the Pacific ocean. To head back, simply return to the canyon and go up the first right climb. Follow it up, it may require you pushing at times because of the steepness. Go to the top of the climb and then follow a short singletrack and ride down the side of the hill. At the bottom make a right and follow it back to an opening, ride down a little drop and follow the main fireroad all the way up. This is a great ride but may be a little difficult for a beginner.
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Latitude
33.74389745934769
Longitude
-118.40171813964844
Trail Directions
From the South Bay area, take Crenshaw south all the way until it ends in the Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes area. You can park in Del Cerro park on the right. Ride back out to Crenshaw and turn right. Go straight and around the gate. Your ride starts here.
Trail Length
about 5-15 miles depending
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills
   


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Review Date
April 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bfitty ,  Downhiller

Summary:
the good challenging single track is off limits to bikers and specific to hikers. Poaching is needed, but at your own risk, be careful of Cops on the fire road in a two-person 4 wheeler. I have only seen them make a round on Sundays. When finished, you can take the fire road back to the top...good workout.

Recommended Route:
from the top, go as far left as possible, there some technical single tracks there, otherwise, if you're an intermediate rider, stay on the trails that are designated for bikers. you will see signs at the beg. of every trail.



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Review Date
December 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: FlatTyler ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
RPV Bans Mountain Bikes From Many Trails

Nick Green DAILY BREEZE. Daily Breeze. Torrance, Calif.: Dec 5, 2004. pg. A.3

Mountain bikers who use the 160-acre former quarry known as the Forrestal property in Rancho Palos Verdes will soon find themselves banned from more than half the hilly trails there that they currently enjoy.

The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council made the surprise decision Saturday at the conclusion of an all-day workshop, attended at its peak by more than 100 people, that was held in part to determine trail usage on the tract.

The unanimous decision stunned local cyclists and staff of the nonprofit Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, which is managing the land for the city. About 45 meetings over the past three years have been held to carefully craft a plan for trail usage that balanced the competing concerns of hikers, conservationists, cyclists and equestrians.

Such a drastic reduction in trails mountain bikers could use was not contemplated in the usage plan a steering committee had recommended.

Instead it was adopted from an alternate plan pushed by the local Sierra Club chapter.

Local members of the recently formed Palos Verdes chapter of the Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association, quickly left the meeting before they could be asked for their reaction.

Recommended Route:
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/lead/1126492.html

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Road Cycling, Horseback Riding, Downhill Domination (video game).



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Review Date
September 23, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: partially hydrogenated ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a nice local spot to ride afterwork. It's a snaking fireroad trail mostly with singletrack that weave between the main fire road. This is my afterwork ride and it's very enjoyable easy ride with the ocean breeze and view. The ride is very easy and if you enter via Del Cerro Park, it's all downhill on the way in and up on the way out. If you want an ocean view ride and don't feel like driving up to the Malibu trails, this is really the only one alternative. There's nothing difficult about trail and it's a good place for beginners. I do see some DHers come in, but I never notice where they disappear to.



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Review Date
June 23, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: dirtpaws ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The jump section that some people talk about are nothing worth driving your rig to ride. The jump section is to the right of the water tank and it's just two odd table top style jumps that are puny. Like the others say, go to Kenter or Thousand Oaks if you want to get in some air time and good sessions. This is just a XC trail. As a XC trail it's fun and easy. Nothing too technical. There are some sandy single track that gets tricky for beginners though. Great ocean breezes and views. It's all downward on the ride in, and climbing on the way out. So fun first and work later. Do treat this trail with respect because the locals are wanting to ban mtn bikers from this path.



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Review Date
April 24, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: FreeRiderFraser ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This tail is awsome!!!!
Its nothing HUGE, but its sher as hell fun! The single track is cool. The jumps, berms and bumps along the way are rad. The only thing bad about it, is the way back up to car. Its worth it if your doing the "ski jump". And there is a couple of drop-offs in the park.Good for freeriding/downhill... I guess?


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