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the other viper

Average Rating:    (3.18 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

very steep in parts. very loose .downright sketchy in the summer prone to ruts a few short uphill bursts
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Latitude
34.19377157452867
Longitude
-118.24224472045898
Trail Directions
get to the top bench at beaudry. from the bench if you descend beaudry north it drops steeply from your left just past the bench. this trail is very very technical as it works it's way down to a fire road near whiting woods. you can find your own way back from here. much more fun than the other viper. be careful
Trail Length
length depends on where you start. singletrack is aprox 3 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Montrose
   


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Review Date
October 9, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Master Slater ,  Downhiller

Summary:
1.) This trail is off the radar as it does not appear on maps, and is not referred to by the name given here; "the other viper". almost certainly not legal, it's in a lightly trafficked spot so i think the guys who built it have gotten away with it because of that.

2.) ridden the way it's built, this is a big boy trail. basically picture redbull rampage, just the miller lite version. but that doesn't mean it's easy. lots of big gap jumps and tons of steep, sketchy, tricky sections. like an earlier review states, there's no real analogy for this trail in the area, except viper up in newhall. el prieto is a breeze compared. if you want your handling skills tested in unfamiliar territory, here's the place.

3.) while it is essentially a free ride trail, you can ride around all the big features.

4.) fire road climb up is an utter b***h in my opinion. just under three miles. but if you wanna session the biggest jumps i've found in the area, this would be the place to do it.

i'm giving it three stars because i loathe fire road access only trails. also because it made me its b***h, and i'd like to have fun instead of being embarrassed. :)



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Review Date
October 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: captainblacksox ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is gone boys. Bulldozed and turned into a mostly unrideable firebreak.



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Review Date
January 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Brent ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I used to work at Montrose bike shop and we would ride this trail all the time after work. All you guys talking big about cleaning it is cool, but san andreas dh bike? platform pedals? whats up? we were doing it and still do now and then on steel hardtails with rigid forks and clipless pedals with no dabs at all. I am glad you are riding this trail and it is hard but very rideable for any decent rider on any tipe of bike with any type of pedal. Also, this trail is homemade and I am certain not legal so be careful. AND DON'T SKID!!!!!

Recommended Route:
go up the mountain go down the mountain

Other recommended trails in the same area:
scotts trail



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Review Date
March 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: COLIN MORTSON , from BURBANK

Summary:
TECHNICAL,steep. rutted BUSHY but DOABLE ON good eqipt. mine BLACK SAN ANDREAS DHS.

Recommended Route:
I ride up walnut st. firerode up to the Y and go right and ride the FIRE rd. past all 3 ANTANAE stations and stop at the BEAUDY intersection and [FAKE] VIPER is 50 ft. below a TECHNICAL steep rutted singletrack that NO WAY COMPARES TO the real VIPER IN NEWHALL. I ALSO kill that singletrack ALLL OF IT NO DABS even on the 3 CHUTES. IT"S a SICCCKK TRAIL you the NO NAMER WHO POSTED probably can't master VIPER>>>

Other recommended trails in the same area:
THE REEEAALLL VIPER IF YOU CAN HANG...



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Review Date
November 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: MC , from Altadena

Summary:
Country Squire best describes, very steep in places and through very thick brush. I tried since there was a comparison between El Prieto and this. That doesn't work. More like the Upper Merrill with 20 degree steepness and really thick brush. It was fun, but some sections were too rutted for me and had to hike it down. Overall OK, but next time I will use platform pedals. Don't think about it if you have clipless XC pedals. I give this 2 flaming chilis since it is only for the more extreme riders. The ruts, no real traction when braking and deep ruts make it difficult. It is fun when the descent angle is less than 15%. That only accounts for about a 1 mile of the 3.

Recommended Route:
Get to the Bench at the top of Beaudry Motorway and Brand Park. About 50 yards east of the Bench

Other recommended trails in the same area:
-none-



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