- Monday, January 21, 2019
Southern California Trails
Verdugo Crestline - #VerdugoCrestline
Socal - Los Angeles County - Sunland/Tujunga NickNames: #VerdugoCrestline
Verdugo Crestline is accessible at two places:
Tujunga side exit 210 Fwy at Lowell Ave. From West 210 continue West on Honolulu past Lowell and from East 210 turn left from Lowell to Honolulu. At next light stay right(Honolulu turns into Tujunga Cyn Bl). Turn left at second light onto Foothill Bl. Drive 1 mile and turn left onto Hillhaven Ave. After 1/4 mile watch for Hillhaven to turn right at Amoret Dr. Continue on Hillhaven to Alene Dr. and turn right onto Alene. Alene shortly ends at Verdugo Crestline Dr. Make left and drive to the FIRST GATE(usually open but is locked daily by residents). Park on right side.
Sunland side exit 210 Fwy at Sunland Bl. and turn East(left from East 210 or right from West 210) on Sunland Bl. After junction with Foothill Bl. make right onto Sherman Grove Ave. Drive 3 blocks to end of street, park and go around left side of gate.
Both trailheads are in residential areas. Parking and access is legal but please be respectful to the residents. Thomas Guide page: 503
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- Trail UpdateFireroad-Rode up the fireroad to the towers, and back. Other than a few puddles, condition of the road was great. Had not ridden this in fifteen years.
climber1 a 60 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Carve(Pro) from Alhambra
- Trail RouteVerdugo Crestline-This area consists of several miles of fireroads crisscrossing several miles of singletrack. This is not a destination area. If you live near and are looking for a quick workout or if you've finnished La Tuna and want a little more riding then this is for you. This area can be linked to La Tuna Cyn via a mostly dirt connector. I recommend that first time users access Verdugo Crestline from the Tujunga side. For a map of this area try Los Angeles Co. Thomas Guide p.503.
This place has something for all levels of rider. For beginers just ride the rolling fireroad(a few short climbs) as an out and back. Intermidate riders can add the fireroad loop up to the cross(Pasko Park) and explore some short pieces of singletrack or explore Estaban Wy, the singletrack that drops to the north from the gate on the Tujunga side. Advanced riders can make a nice loop from the Tujunga side, Ride up to the cross and connect singletrack to Woodward/Verdugo Crestline jct then desend Woodward(singletrack) to pavement and left on McGroarity St. right on Valaho Dr. right on Hirondelle Ln. right on Estaban Wy. and back on dirt to your car. Lots of side-action and add-ons so have fun and explore.
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 3-6miles Elevation change: 500
Singletrack=40% Dirt Road=60%