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Paseo Miramar-Hub-Trailer Canyon

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Loop of mostly fireroads with some safe pavement riding back to car. Good climbs, with many ST and other trail options.
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Latitude
34.05792159958427
Longitude
-118.55175018310547
Trail Directions
From intersection of PCH and Sunset, up Sunset less than one mile to Paseo Miramar. Left on Paseo Miramar, up the hill, then right on Vista Pacifica (I think) to fire gate.
Trail Length
18 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Pacific Palisades
   


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Review Date
September 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: idunno ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Im only 14, so the climb really gets me, especailly on hot summer afternoons. I am glad to say, though that its never gotten me enough to make me dismount :->. The ride to Parker mesa is great, at least for me, because it gives u a rest from the grueling climb, and the descent back down is really fun (especially without touching the brakes :-). If neccessary, u can stop at Trippet Ranch to refill water bottles, go to the bathroom, make a call, etc.
For some reason, I alwats bonk at Eagle Junction, so I really take the brunt of the sandy left route (ive even had mirages on some really hot days..."its the end! Over there! Im almost at the Hub!") By the way, does anybody know how to get to Eagle Springs?
At the Hub I spin down the exhillerating descent down trailer canyon fire road, and sometimes up to Temescal Ridge (really fun! Ends up at the top of chastain parkway, a street that ends up in palisades drive. i live on michael lane, the street that is at the end of trailer canyon fire road, so i just spin down to my house for some ice cold water :->.

Recommended Route:
look at other revews!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Backbone/will rogers; Backbone/Malibu; Sullivan Ridge.



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Review Date
July 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Don T. Ride , from Playa Del Rey

Summary:
Park on Temescal Canyon Rd, just up from the beach. Ride uphill to Sunset Blvd., and turn left. Ride west on Sunset to Paseo Miramar, then climb to the top of the pavement. Hit the fireroad and prepare to sweat. Ride up the fireroad, stick to the right at any intersections, except for the Santa Ynez fireroad. No bikes allowed, according to the sign. By my calculations, there is roughly 12 miles of uphill from the beginning of the ride before you get a significant break, so be prepared. Eagle Rock fireroad will take you to the hub. From there, continue to the right, about 1.5 miles. The entrance to the backbone trail will be on your left, if you choose to do this trail. We continued on the main fireroad, which turned into Trailer Canyon fireroad. There is a sign for Temescal Ridge trail, can anyone tell me where this comes out? Are bikes allowed to ride to Sunset on it? Trailer Canyon fireroad eventually ends at the pavement. I don't remember the name of the street, but go downhill, turn left at the stop sign. This is Palisades Drive. It was almost dark by the time we got here, and boy was it cold. I hit 35 mph on the way down Palisades to Sunset. Take a left on Sunset, back to Temescal Canyon Rd, turn right back to the car. 22 miles roundtrip. The views were great, but I'd rather do some fun ST instead of climbing the whole ride and going downhill on pavement. I would recommend this ride for the intermediate rider who loves to climb. Bring lots of water, there is no place to get any.

Recommended Route:
Paseo Miramar, clockwise around to the Hub, down Trailer Canyon, or the Backbone Trail into Will Rogers State Park, if you have time.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sullivan Canyon to Mulholland to the Hub, down the Backbone Trail to Will Rogers. Kenter to the Nike base down to Mandeville Canyon and back up to Kenter, with a couple of trips around the Whoops.



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Review Date
February 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Tools , from Berkeley

Summary:
Who is "The Equalizer"? While on a group ride up from Sunset to Mulholland we were *shamed* by a dude riding his sister's rusted 1987 Schwinn wearing combat boots/T-shirt/camo shorts. Blew past us like we were standing still. Butt-ass fun trail back down Backbone to WR.



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Review Date
January 4, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Steve , from L.A.

Summary:
I suggest the same route the others have recommended, starting at the top of Paseo Miramar and doing the loop clockwise. While this is an intermediate trail skills wise, aerobically it's a burn, climbing almost 3000' total. The initial climb up from the gate at Paseo is the biggest grunt and is a tough climb. If you can ride this comfortably, you can ride anything in So Cal, including other famed gutbusters like the Bulldog or Mt. Wilson, which explains why you'll never see any potbellied, fireplug, wussy-ass shuttling downhillers tearing along it. And sure it's all fireroad, but I find the riding fun and scenic, not boring. The large amount of pavement makes it a little ho-hum but the quality of the scenery more than makes it for that.

Recommended Route:
follow the directions above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For those who love to climb: Zuma Ridge, the Bulldog, Puerco Canyon (though I think access is now a problem)



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Review Date
July 15, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from Brentwood

Summary:
Great trail but Paseo Miramar/Parker Mesa Overlook is a hiking mecca, particularly during the weekends. That's why it's best to climb Paseo Miramar and descend on Trailer Cyn from the Hub. Trailer Cyn is a great fire road descent.

Recommended Route:
Same route as Tom recommended - climb up Paseo Miramar and down Trailer Cyn.



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