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Turnbull Canyon

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

pretty easy - if you go the wright wroute there is a little single track - it can be good if you put it in a good hard gear
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Latitude
33.98877837529449
Longitude
-118.02337378263474
Trail Length
about 6-10 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Whittier
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Review Date
August 22, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: MTB Rider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Climbing up is nice. Gets both the legs and lungs pumping. Many different routes. I start from beverly entry and work up to the water tower. I believe the big climbs are nicknamed the 3 b*tches.

Aerobic difficulty can be as difficult as you want it to be!

Spotted a mountain lion and 2 cubs last time I was out. I was caught out after sun down and it was getting dark. She followed me a bit and luckily decided otherwise. It wasnt pleasant!



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Review Date
January 30, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rptiger ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
this trail has everything, climbs, switchbacks up and down, big and small jumps, fast downhills, long, short, fast and slow singletracks, there's a whole lot of options once you make it to the top, I've only done A-side, rattlesnake, 7th st, and cowtrail but there's more, just ask the friendly locals, everyone seems to be cool and gladly point you where to go or even invite you to ride with them

Recommended Route:
start on the main fireroad from Beverly then go up to the water tower either straight up the 3 B's or around, from there you can either take the either route back down and hit A-side(fast singletrack), or go behind the water tower and go down 7th st switchbacks and back up again, there's also rattlesnake pass 7th which has switchbacks and jumps that leads you to the main fireroad again, or you can stay on the fireroad pass 7th and rattlesnake, cross TBC road, up more fireroads until you find cowtrail which is a very long singletrack ending up a philadelphia st

Other recommended trails in the same area:
only been to Peter's Canyon and Fullerton Loop but Turnbull is far superior...



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Review Date
April 6, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: GetMeaty93 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
has something for everyone,Really rutted out. Some single track that can be fun and big gaps and drops that will challenge you.

Recommended Route:
On my short rides, i climb the fire road all the way to the water tower. when i get to the water tower i will either ride down what some locals call the 3 Bi+ches all the way to a-line,or i will go down the ridge line trail,or 7th switchbacks. on my long rides i climb the fire road and go down the otherside of the hills, and climb back up and come backs down on the turnbull side.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carbon Canyon.



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Review Date
March 11, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: chasnjasn ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is fun for everyone, some decent climbs and singletracks along with fun swithbacks, downhill and descents. The climb in itself can be demanding for those beginners who aren't as fit or have their cardio down. You pretty much make it up to the water tower then go town a path towards some fun switchbacks along with couple singletracks along the way. Then you climb up some switchbacks on towards rattlesnake, where it gets pretty gnarly. Careful when it rains, there are some erosions that you can get caught in.

Recommended Route:
park at beverly, head east along the fireroad up towards water tower.



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Review Date
September 28, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ninoxoxo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Turnbull Canyon, It has a little something for everyone. Theres a lot of different trails so you could mix it up. That guy below is right, If you like to jump and your an extremist, they have what I would call a insane black diamond run with non stop jumps down the mtn which ends with a pretty steep decent. That trail is hidden behind the water tank. Also theres a trail called rattle snake which you can take the advanced route down the steep center instead of taking normal switch backs down. It too has jumps but smaller in size. The grand finale of that trail is a drop off a wooden plank over the normal trail everyone else takes. I met the guy who built that drop while he was doing maintenance on it. He was really cool and says they have some bigger drops in the works.

Recommended Route:
Start a Beverly and climb up the fire rd then at the top make a right and follow that fire rd around past the water tower to a metal gate on the left. Either throw your bike over or try to squeeze through the narrow gap. This drops you down the back side of the mtn which we call B side. Follow that trail down and back up some switch backs which will eventually lead you to the same gate that you entered from. Keep riding past the gate and look for the first break in the fence that you see on the right hand side. Thats were the decend down rattle snake begins. Take rattle snake all the way down to the first fire rd that you started at. From there we go back up that same fire rd but this time we take it all the way up to the top of water tower. The water tower is an extremely high speed single track run to the bottom which drops you into a fire rd that you could continue down towards a heliport. From there we turn around at the top of the heliport and continue down the same way we came up. Make a right this time on the first fire rd that you see. This will lead you to a trail that we call A side which has some fun single track along the edge of the mtn and back down towards Beverly.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
My other local favorites are Aliso Woods, Whitting Ranch to the Luge. Theres also the Fullerton Loop but its kinda of easy with only short climbs but its still a good workout.



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