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Tapia Canyon

Average Rating:    (4.1 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

This is a nice trail for beginners to intermediate level riders. We usually take the fire road going up then once on top, you have 2 choices on which single track to go down to then this will merge into a creekbed. You can take the fire road back again to take the other single track down. It's fun. You can ride a total of 12 to 15 miles when you do both single tracks.
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Latitude
34.478861323365486
Longitude
-118.60814094543457
Trail Length
15
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Santa Clarita
State/Territory/Province
CA
Zip/Postal Code
91321
Country
US
Web Address
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Review Date
August 19, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: z400jt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The first two miles are easy rolling fire road that is a great warm-up. Turn right after the fenced in meadow and the climb begins. It's a rollercoaster of a climb going up and down for the next two miles, nothing technically difficult but can be a tough workout if you want it to be or an easy spin if you'd like. From the towers there are all sorts of trails.

To the north and you can ride back on Sidewinder and G-out, to the south you'll find Kona and Dog-Tag. I'm sure there's even more that I don't know about too. The singletrack varies from fast and flowy to tight and technical, there's a good mix of it all depending on the trail you take.

Recommended Route:
Please don't ride up the singletrack. There are lots of blind corners on the way down and riding up the singletrack (especially with headphones) creates some very unsafe situations.

I ride the Tapia Canyon fireroad to the towers then usually head south. About 100 yards after the towers you'll crest a small hill and off the the left is the start of Kona. Follow the trail and it eventually merges with Dog Tag into a creekbed (my favorite part). At the bottom you can stay to the left and follow a fun singletrack parallel to the fire road or drop out the right back to the fireroad.

There are numerous other ways to ride this area and if you keep your eyes open you'll find all kinds of drops, jumps, and tight technical sections hidden off to the sides of the road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
G-Out, Dog-Tag, Sidewinder, and so many more that don't have names.



Comments
z400jt (10/06/2014)
Quick edit to this review. The lower portion of Tapia Canyon Rd. is now closed to all traffic except residents. Use Wayside Canyon Rd or Charlie Canyon Rd to get to the upper part of Tapia Canyon. This way adds some climbing and distance to the overall ride. You'll also need to use one of those two roads to come back out.
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Review Date
May 9, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: tkrrox ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
charlie and tapia canyon are cool areas...i have lived in castaic for over 20yrs. i am a mountain biker and dirtbiker...the guys i ride with actually cut a lot of these trails and own property in that area...i grew up riding my dirtbike through these areas, but lately with the popularity of mountain biking on these trails...i have been getting the police called out on me repeatedly and even have mountain bikers flipping me off and yelling because i am riding the trails i've been riding for years. (i have signed consent for landowners) here is the deal how would you like it if the horse riders or hikers decided to use these trails and called the cops, flipping you off, yelling at you, and ultimately forcing you not to enjoy the area anymore? this is an awesome area and saddens me i get hassled trying to enjoy it like everyone else...



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Review Date
March 28, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ryan1584 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome trail - fireroad climb, nice flowy singletrack down. Do it twice and its a solid 12 miles, 2000 ft of climbing.

Recommended Route:
I parked at the Caustic Regional Sports Complex and rode past the jail to get to the trailhead. There was a dude parked right at the trailhead, not sure what the deal with that was. Its private property so probably best to keep the owner happy. I took the fireroad up and there are 3 singletrack trails that run together, I took the middle one, it was a blast. Will be returning to this place.



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Review Date
January 13, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Keith ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I love Kona trail for it's speed and smoothness.
Check out my aerial video of Carls Trail (bottom end of Kona) using my RC Hexacopter and Gopro camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umj0tXz1hzc



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Review Date
December 29, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: hetsekr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fire road up, flowy single track down. Don't pedal up the single track if there are any cars parked before you get there or on weekends as there will be riders coming down and there are blind turns.

This is Private Property, so be kind, respect the neighbors, pack out what you take. You will find, on occasion, hikers, runners and horses. Use correct trail etiquette. We don't want to lose the privilege of using the area.

It gets hot in the summer, so mid-day rides are to be avoided, always bring lots of water.

Recommended Route:
Fire road up, single track down. Repeat. If your a beginner, I recommend the fire road to past the gate to the "y" and Karl's trail down. That will give you a taste of the area. From the top at the towers there are several options for single track back. In order of difficulty from least to most (IMHO) are Karl's, Kona, Burn Victim, Dog Tag and G-Out. If you take G-Out, you'll either have to climb back up to the "meadow" or take Charlie Canyon out.

Please remember: this area is PRIVATE PROPERTY. We only get to ride there by the generosity of the land owners.



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