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Point Mugu and Guadalasca Trails

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No. of Reviews: 11

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Latitude
34.07100451854857
Longitude
-119.0125322341919
Trail Directions
Follow PCH north from Malibu all the way to Point Mugu/Sycamore Cyn. Park at Sycamore Cyn ($6). Get a map and have fun. Guadalasca Trail is a crushing uphill, but the views are terrific all year. Make sure that you take the long fire road descent (~7 mi) back down to Sycamore Campgrounds. This trail is also fun in reverse, except now you have a 7 mi climb on fire roads and the descent is via Guadalasca which is single track.
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Malibu
   


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Review Date
August 18, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Erik ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trails are in great shape even after the fires. Gentle climb with good breeze off the ocean. Great views. Fast and flowy single track down. Good rhythm.

Recommended Route:
Overlook Fire Road Up, Guadalasca down to Wood Canyon and Sycamore Canyon fire roads.

See detail here: http://www.venturacountytrails.org/TrailMaps/Sycamore/AreaTrails.htm



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Review Date
July 3, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JSUN ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Favorite palce to take my girl for the Sunday rides. Although this could be the 405 freeway of fire roads, for some reason I still find time to make the hour long drive out. It's a little something for the both of us- she hones in on her singletrack bike handling skills on Sin Nombre and Two Foxes, while I work out my kidneys bombing down Sage Trail. And after riding all day, we'll meet back up on the fire road, and race back to the campground,-where if we made reservations we'd be grubbin' and sleepin' that night. Sycamore Canyon is perfect for a camp-out weekend, and great for the kids. Be sure to reserve a campsite though, and bring your lights if you train for 24s or if you just like riding in the dark. -Respect Nature and Wildlife- -without them we'd just be urban riding all day........

Recommended Route:
Leave your treads on every (legal) trail -get a map from ranger bob

Other recommended trails in the same area:
yield-yield-yield! -this place is packed



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Review Date
September 19, 2003

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: MNTRYMTNBKR ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
PT Magu has something for every level level of rider. From a 14 mile out and back "Beginner Ride". To a 25-30 mile
loop for the hard core XC rider. Grab a map at the gate and go. What are you waiting for.................

Recommended Route:
Go up the main trail to Overlook. Turn left and climb for about 5 miles. You will come to the top of Backbone "Take gel or cliff bar break. Continue up overlook for another 3 miles until you you come to Guadalasca. Let it rip down it for 2 miles. You will thank me for going down it. At the bottom turn left up access road for about 1 mile.Turn left on black top, and a slight climb for another mile continue past the water tank and you will see a a trail on the right.take it down to two foxes trail. Take the two foxes single track down to the main trail. Turn right and head back to your ride. approx 19 miles....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you have the energy "or gutz" turn right at the bottom of two foxes. And take to HELL HILL. Turn left at hell hill and you will have a 2 mile lung busting climb. Turn left onto the top of backbone



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Review Date
January 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Randy , from Colorado Springs CO

Summary:
What a nice treat to have such a pleasant set of trails and vistas so conveniently located! I rode up the easy central road, followed the short climb on the paved Ranch Center, went down Wood canyon, biked and hiked Hell hill, looped down Guadalasco and the 8 fun switchbacks, back up Hell hill again(a slow learner, me), and then flew down the ridge road to the PCH trailhead. A wonderful if short ride suitable for anyone with moderate aerobic ability because the climbs are not long (compared to the 3000 footers in Colorado, say) and not unbearably steep, except for Hell hill, which isn't worth wasting your strength against if you plan repeated loops like I did. I really enjoyed having a warm place to ride in January where the trail wasn't muddy or rutted, and the views atop the ridges on a clear day were just sublime! I was the first out on the trails and saw no one for the first hour; overall, on a Friday after New Years, it was uncrowded. There were a fair number of hikers by 11AM on the ridgeline trail that leads to Hell hill, so watch out coming down that trail to keep your speed under control.

Recommended Route:
Any loop here is a good one! Good for any intermediate rider or a beginner with a stout heart.



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Review Date
August 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kevin Brubaker , from Dallas, TX

Summary:
being from texas, we're not used to climbing like this...at least for extended distances. i took the outlook trial right off the bat, climbing up over 1200 ft. on the fire road. it's a nice climb with good pacing and great views. not technical at all...just pedal, breathe, and look at the scenery. after riding on the saddle (mostly flat), you get to the guadalasca trial up on the mountain. this is where it gets really fun. at this point, it's all gravy. switchbacks with a moderately techincal decent is what i'd call it. it's not so twisty that you can't get speed but you need to pick your line carefully. once down, shift into the 3rd ring and hammer back to the park entrance on the canyon trail. it's flat (with a slight downward feel) and flows really nicely at high speed. coming around a corner, i almost ran into a rabbit and a coyote at the same time. this place feels "natural" and i was amazed that being so close to l.a., i felt like i was away from it all. nice ride.
one other note...i'm riding this route backwards next time...you'll get a good couple of miles to warm up on the canyon trial before you get to the guadalasca trailhead and then it's a somewhat technical climb with a carefree, highspeed, no-brainer scream to the bottom.

Recommended Route:
thinking this trial was in malibu, i thought i'd gone too far when i left the city limits going north on the pch and hadn't seen the park entrance. it's actually about 10 minutes outside the city limits but it's well marked once you get close. very helpful staff and informative trail maps. cheap parking (3$) and a buck for a map.



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