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    Need soom recomindations for Trails in the Walnut, Pomona CA Area

    My two roommates and I are looking for some good single track close to our apartment we live right next to Cal Poly Pomona where the 3 of us go. Any recommendations for places to ride whould be great.

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    Head up the 57 freeway a few miles to Frank G. bonelli park. They have some trails but I don't think any single track. btw, I go to Cal Poly myself.

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    Yeah Bonelli is ok and there is some s/t , Mt.SAC actually holds an XC race every November not real challenging , I think that it might be part of their running course , so I don't know if you're able to ride it year round.

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    We have been all over the Mt. Sac course, it is very easy but thank you for the replies. We will check out the Frank G. Bonelli park.

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    marshall canyon in la verne

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    Yup, Marshall Canyon is not bad.
    Or you can go up 57North exit Lambert Rd. turn left will take you to Carbon Canyon only a 20min drive from where your at.

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    Have you rode the Via Verde trail in La Verne? I rode it yesterday with my girlfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truksnboats
    Have you rode the Via Verde trail in La Verne? I rode it yesterday with my girlfriend.
    No where is that located

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    Monroe Truck Trail

    Up in Glendora, is a great ride. It is 7 miles and 2,000 lots o fun. The trail head is at the first hard left on Glendora Mountain Road.
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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    Turnbull Canyon in Whittier. You can catch half of it @ 7th Ave.

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    Chino Hills state park. Go up the 71 and exit on Central/Soquel Canyon. Make a right and then make a left on the 3rd light!

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    turnbull is pretty fun from 7th street down into whittier.
    marshall is a butt kicker

    havent been to chino hills yet. anyone been there lately?

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    My girl and i are going to ride Chino Hills Park after work today. I've been there but have never rode any trails there. Anyone have any tips or know of the better trails to ride there?

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    truk,

    let me know how it goes. i am thinking about riding chino hills on saturday.

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    another one for Marshall Canyon/Clairmont Hills

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    Ride was just ok. My girl did not want to head up any trails since we only had about an hour of sunlight left. Looks like there is a few nice trails to ride though. We encountered a scorpion on the ride and also saw a baby rattle snake. Wish I had my camera, next time im bringing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truksnboats
    Ride was just ok. My girl did not want to head up any trails since we only had about an hour of sunlight left. Looks like there is a few nice trails to ride though. We encountered a scorpion on the ride and also saw a baby rattle snake. Wish I had my camera, next time im bringing it.
    thanks for the report, i have heard that place is known for snakes.

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    Watch out for ticks at Chino hills my buddies was there this weekend and 2 of em got bitten. Heard the ST are really overgrown.

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    Marshall canyon is awesome if you go the right way. Another option is Sunset Ridge. I love that ride too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger
    Watch out for ticks at Chino hills my buddies was there this weekend and 2 of em got bitten. Heard the ST are really overgrown.
    damn ticks too! i wonder what else is out there.

    do the deet i guess. lol i will find out sunday morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgalvez
    Marshall canyon is awesome if you go the right way. Another option is Sunset Ridge. I love that ride too.
    Where is Sunset Ridge and what kind of riding is it?

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    It's up in the Pasadena area, it is somewhat steep and technical, but the exposure amplifies it. You need to have skill to ride this trail! If you do try it, go slow and DO NOT SKID!

    Oh yeah! Do not go off the trail! Mother Nature will reward you for disturbing her peace with some poison oak!

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    The place I am talking about is in the mountains directly in front of Claremont. You drive up Mt. Baldy Road and go up a ways, before the village you make a left at Glendora ridge road. You cannot park at the RV campground! I usually have someone drop me off (I am lazy). The trail is on the left, across the front the RV entrance. The trail climbs for about maybe 5 miles then takes you to the antenna on the mountains in front of Claremont. On clear days you can easily see Catalina Island (it looks really close), and to the south you can see Lake Elsinore (maybe it's Lake Mathew?). It will blow your mind. Then you get about 15 miles of downhill (with maybe a steep one mile climb)

    Oh, and it has some single track climbing at the start, and the rest fire road. This one is about scenery and then insane downhill speeds.

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    Hey all, I'm new to the forum...this thread is a great reference. I also attend Cal Poly for grad school.....moved to Claremont in September, and am looking for good mountain biking in the area. It looks as if everyone has covered everything around here.

    There's also Webb Canyon...I think it's private property (all signs point that way at least) but it's at the intersection of Towne and Baseline in Claremont/edge of La Verne. Apparently there are some "illegal" but fun jumps someone built back there.....

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    I rode a place today called Schabarum Park. Its in the City Of Industy on the corner of Azusa and Colima. Its right behind the Peunte Hills Mall. It was my first time there so I have not figured it out yet. But do a search on this site for more info. Ill be going back next week to do some more exploring. Ben

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    Yea, Webb has some nice jumps. I suck at jumping, but I roll there to check it out. Some of the kids that ride there have sick skills. Claremont has plenty of riding options.

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    So how do you get to the Marshall Canyon in La Verne? I'd like to ride uphill on single track or fire road, and ride down on single track. I don't think I want to start in Claremont...I've heard starting in La Verne is the best.

    Also, if anyone wants to go, a few of us will be riding Marshall Canyon (if we can find it!) on Saturday morning. Start riding about 8:30-9am.

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    Go here for directions:

    www.geoladders.com

    Great info on alot of trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbacabra
    Up in Glendora, is a great ride. It is 7 miles and 2,000 lots o fun. The trail head is at the first hard left on Glendora Mountain Road.
    Rode this for the first time yesterday. This is the best singletrack I've done in So. Cal.

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    Glad you enjoyed. I ride it every weds night. Let me know if your interested in some company.
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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    Munroe Truck Trail ?

    I looked at this trail using Google sattelite but where exactly does it go? Is it a loop or an out and back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2times
    I looked at this trail using Google sattelite but where exactly does it go? Is it a loop or an out and back?
    Its an out and back. You head up for about 7.5 miles 2,000 ft. then turn around for the roller coaster ride down.
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbacabra
    Its an out and back. You head up for about 7.5 miles 2,000 ft. then turn around for the roller coaster ride down.
    That trail is more affectionately known as Monroe Truck Trail. Believe it or not 15 years ago it was all fireroad. The rains a few years ago changed the first mile up the riverbed as well. I've seen two bears, mountain lion, bobcats, and a couple having nature sex up there.

    If you really want to feel secluded go up Monrovia Canyon past White Saddle to Rincon Red Box. 11 miles up and 3800 feet of climbing but you get rewarded with this:

    View of the mountain from my backyard. Notice the powerline tower just to the right of the peak. Same spot where pic #1 was taken.

    I had plans to go to Monrovia Peak but the trail was way overgrown.

    I live in Via Verde and ride Bonelli from my front door all the time. Marshall every couple of weeks (early before the yahoos get there) and then every darn canyon from La Crescenta to Lake Arrowhead. I was born here and have been riding since '92 so if you ever need directions or looking for someone to ride with shoot me a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbacabra
    Its an out and back. You head up for about 7.5 miles 2,000 ft. then turn around for the roller coaster ride down.
    What kind of trail is it? Is it similar to Marshall Canyon or something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2times
    What kind of trail is it? Is it similar to Marshall Canyon or something else?
    Its a lot tighter trail. In fact I often use some kind of leg protection or long sweats and long sleeves due to the vegetation. If you don't go downhill too fast protection is not needed, but with speed you can get whipped by the plants pretty good. It is really a great trail though. Not many people, great views, good consistent climb. I highly recommend.
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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    [QUOTE=Margaritaman]

    If you really want to feel secluded go up Monrovia Canyon past White Saddle to Rincon Red Box. 11 miles up and 3800 feet of climbing but you get rewarded with this:
    I had plans to go to Monrovia Peak but the trail was way overgrown.
    /QUOTE]

    How is trail finding for the ride up above Monrovia Canyon? Sounds like a great training ride.
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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    Easy. Just look up Monrovia Canyon on this site. Take the trail up to White Saddle which is clearly marked. From there it's another 3.5 up to Rincon. Hardly anyone goes past White Saddle. Start early since the gnats can be annoying. Great views that not many in LA know exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbacabra
    Its a lot tighter trail. In fact I often use some kind of leg protection or long sweats and long sleeves due to the vegetation. If you don't go downhill too fast protection is not needed, but with speed you can get whipped by the plants pretty good. It is really a great trail though. Not many people, great views, good consistent climb. I highly recommend.
    I agree with this...quite an accurate description. It's quite a challenge to climb all the way up with minimal rest but it's not too steep or technical where you have to get off the bike. The singletrack is quite narrow in most of the ride and you need to pay attention to the trail, but I still managed to look around a few seconds here and there which put a huge smile my face. Really thinking about some type of light shin guard as chumbacabra nailed it...you get quite whipped. This is a MUST RIDE.

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