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Suicide Trail

Average Rating:    (4.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

This is a very technical downhill trail consisting of loose dirt and rocks...lots of big rocks that can do damage to your rims and deraileurs. There are some drops and double-doubles along the side of the trail to add some air time to your ride. Full face helmet and protective pads are highly recommended. I rode this trail with clipless pedals but I would not recommend it. I also wouldn't take a bike with less than 5.5" of travel on this trail. Finally, this is a popular hiking trail so watch your speed on the blind curves.

Directions: Exit Kanan Rd. off the 101 Fwy and go north on Kanan about 2.7 mi. Turn right on Hollytree Dr. and enter Oak Canyon Park on your left. The bottom trailhead is at Oak Canyon Park. It's kind of hard to find but since it seems to be a popular hiking trail, you could probably ask around. You can either ride it up (expect to hike a bunch of sections) and then back down or if you prefer riding on your bike instead of hiking it, you can start off at the Palo Comado connector trailhead on Doubletree Rd., just east of Clear Haven Dr.. As the name implies, that trail will connect you to the Palo Comado Canyon Trail. Turn left when you get to Palo Comado and head north about 2.75 mi. When you get to a fork where the fire road continues to the right, take the left branch of the fork which is a singletrack. Shortly, you'll hit another fork with a signpost that says China Flat, take the left trail through a tree-covered area. At the next T-junction, again, take the left branch which is a slightly technical uphill climb. At the top, you'll see a gate down the trail, but before you reach this gate, you'll see a trail to the left that starts off with a short climb. Take that trail. About a few hundred feet, you'll see the drop-in onto Suicide Trail. You'll know it when you see it. At the bottom of Suicide Trail is Oak Canyon Park. Just follow the roads to exit the park onto Hollytree Dr. Turn left and ride down until you hit Doubletree Rd. where you'll make a another left which should take you back to the Palo Comado Connector trailhead.
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Latitude
34.18753273379149
Longitude
-118.77098321914673
Trail Length
1.6
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Agoura
State/Territory/Province
CA
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
February 14, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: xspidermikex ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I did this trail yesterday for the first time on a fs bike and it was brutal. Def look into body armor before trying suicide. Starts off pretty technical at the begining with a lot of ruts, tons of rocky drop offs and a few good jumps, then gets pretty tight and fast at the bottom. This is an advanced trail so nut up.

Recommended Route:
Did double tree to dead cow, its the best way to get up there and not be completely exhausted at the peak.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocky peak and hummingbird trail in Simi valley, placerita creek in santa clarita



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Review Date
March 19, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: 62kona ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Great downhill trail. It has a little bit of everything I like. Fast rocky sections, jumps, drops and really fast fire road at the bottom. I def recomment like the others have said, plenty of armor and a full face. I've crashed here a few times and some parts are not forgiving at all. This is a great trail to progress your riding skills.

Recommended Route:
Park in the park and hike/ride through the back and up dead cow fire road to the top.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nothing this fun and challenging



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Review Date
February 5, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: SENNABLAZE ,  Downhiller

Summary:
O.K. this trail will be done on 02/20/08,new 16 foot drop is ready and a 15 foot step-up jump with a right hand berm on landing is under construction,three new berms will be added and a 20 foot jump will be made to go along with the 45mph finish...:0 any question?



Comments
SENNABLAZE (02/06/2008)
A two ton rock has fallen on the line in the top secton it will be turned into something fun so watch for it or crash..:0
SENNABLAZE (02/06/2008)
All fast riders should have cow bells like TUNNELS ! it can help keep the run open, a fast time is under six min. top to bottom...normal times are 10 to 12 min. and lunch times around 15 min...be ready to bunny-hop small dogs on the weekends...:0
SENNABLAZE (03/17/2008)
What can i say but why would a hiker damage a 15 foot step up jump with a 3 foot berm on landing that is 25 feet off trail and not in the way of his or her 1 foot dog !!!!
SENNABLAZE (03/28/2008)
Timed race runs for pro riders after SEA OTTER,let me know if you want to get timed,the course will be INSANE !!!!...:0
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Review Date
December 20, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: drew4392 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
All I can say about this trail is... WOW. It's crazy. Cra Firstly, I ride Chesebro often. I usually head up Sulfur, hang a left, go up the switchback, and take Palo Comado fireroad back down.

But, I heard about Suicide Trail and had to try it. It starts off with the rider having to go down a steep pile of rocks (get behind the saddle!) and off you go. Its very rocky and unmaintained. Gets fast and always stays technical. Theres a bunch of jumps so hit, and your guaranteed to launch! There are also quite of bit hucks and drops that I walked. WAY to much for me. And I am intermediate rider. I took a hard spill. I simply bit off more than I could chew on one section. I ride an '08 Giant Trance and it couldnt soak up everything, so I went over the bars. **WARNING** I suggest protective gear. Full face helmet would be nice, too. By buddy's face got torn up who ate it.

Its fun. Go slow if you are worried. Its tiring. Its technical. Make sure you have enough suspension if your going to bomb it. My buddy on a hardtail nearly broke his back and bike!

Recommended Route:
Sulfur up. At junction, hang a left towards switchback climb. Once you get to outlook (part where you could take fireroad back down), hang a right and go up the fireroad in the distance. Keep left AT ALLLL TIMES!! Your going to go through China Flats (through trees). KEEP LEFT. Theres going to be a point after that section where theres a trail off to the left. Up a climb. Go up that. Keep going straight, and the devil will be waiting for you.... Make out your will before...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
G spot... makes Suicide look like a cake walk.



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