lets dance

by
par
Gemma Bachmann
by
and
Gemma Bachmann
by
and
Jesse Boudart

Los Angeles

16

mi

km

Distance

distance

50

%

Time Spent Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

3

hrs

Estimated Total Time

estimé temps total

4

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

38

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

Novice

Easy

Intermediate

Hard

Extreme

débutant

facile

intermédiaire

dur

extrême

Difficulty

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lets dance

by
par
Gemma Bachmann
by
and
Gemma Bachmann
by
and
Jesse Boudart

Distance

Distance

16

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

50

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

3.0

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

4

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

38

Difficulty

difficulté

Easy

description

la description

Put on your bicycle dancing shoes, because this ride needs you as a partner!

Take the Los Angeles Metrolink to the Pomona North stop, which is a very bicycle friendly system! Do look up the schedule < https://metrolinktrains.com/schedules/ >, especially because the Metrolink trains are not frequent. You might consider the Goldline light-rail back to downtown LA toward your final destination because the tram is very frequent!

When getting off at the La Verne transit station, ride north on bike friendly streets until the beginning of the Marshall Canyon Trail. The trail begins on a gravel road adjacent to a stream and then transitions into a trail shaded by oak trees. The climb is variable in steepness and there are numerous stream crossings. Most streams are rideable, but do dismount your bike if you don’t feel comfortable. There are several punchy-steep climbs, which will test your legs.

When you exit the shaded trails, you’ll be on steady, wide, and exposed paths up toward a nice viewpoint of the LA basin. There are also some structures which present you with some fun photo opportunities. 

Soon you’ll reach the top, which means you’ll have a long and steady descent toward the parking lot. When at the bottom, you’ll transition to a gravel road adjacent to another stream, and this time you are going downhill! 

The dirt portion ends and then the route transitions to roads, which terminates at a brewery near the North Pomona Metrolink stop. Remember that Metrolink doesn’t come often! So make sure you have planned ahead for your way home.

route created on
3/23/21
  • Beautiful trail through an oak tree canyon
  • Great views of the LA basin

  • Stream crossings can be tricky
  • Bring your climbing legs!

  • An arched structure is good for a photo opportunity!

  • Water is available at trailheads

sandy & rocky
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highlights

  • Beautiful trail through an oak tree canyon
  • Great views of the LA basin

what to know

  • Stream crossings can be tricky
  • Bring your climbing legs!

points of interest

  • An arched structure is good for a photo opportunity!

food / hydration

  • Water is available at trailheads

terrain

sandy & rocky

route map

la plan de route

photos

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