Havent been to Marshall Canyon in San Dimas for 2yrs. Thinking of hitting it up this weekend.
Can anybody give a trail condition? and is it still worth riding this trail? Also what is the best directions getting to the trail head?
Thanks in advance.
My suggestion: Call (or visit) Incycle in San Dimas. http://www.incycle.com/stores.html
They should be able to give you information regarding conditions. If you swing by the store, they have a detailed map free for the taking.
I could give you directions..... kinda' confusing though.
Thanks for the advice. Yeah as far as I remember we had to park at a resedential area to get to the trail head.
Also thanks for the store info, after checking the link you provided I didnt even know that one of their store 'Pasadena' is in my area. Now Im not so reliant on Performance Bike. How is incycle in your opinion? prices? customer service?
Anyway I will drop by and pick up a map and since the San Dimas is local they can probably offer some tips on the trails etc....
First off- people do park their vehicles on the residential areas. I choose to leave my truck at a park area (on Wheeler?).
Incycle San Dimas is a solid bike shop. The have their mountain section (Santa Cruz etc.), they have their road section.... I feel the younger employees are most passionate about BMX and Dirt Jumping though. Again, solid shop! Huge clothing section. Parts galore. Definitely stop by after the ride!
Regarding the map, ask the Pasadena store if they 1) have a map of Marshall 2) if the San Dimas store could fax/ email them a copy!!!!!!! Explain to them, you planned on riding BEFORE San Dimas opens. Explain to them you will swing bu AFTER the ride.
Last thing about Marshall.... I realize all trails get hot- Marshall wipes me out on HOT days!!! Try to get an early start!!! The first couple minutes on the trail can be tricky- if you cross the dry wash and lose the trail (you shouldn't) wait for a runner or biker to show you the way. After that it should be smooth sailing!!!
P.S.- The Pasadena area has some wickedly cool rides you should consider!!!
Marshall is open and flowing, just be prepared to get wet and avoid all the horse dookie. There are also runners, hikers and whole bunch of horseback riders. I lead beginner rides there all the time, check the site on my signature. Chris over at Incycle San Dimas is a sharp dude. I've heard good things about the Pasadena shop. I also know that Mat at Pasadenda Cyclery knows his stuff (he's a semi-pro DH racer). Also the guys at Temple City Bike Shop know how to wrench really good and have some really good prices. Other than that DRTRIDR has it pretty much nailed down, park at Oak Mesa park on Wheeler.