- Thursday, April 09, 2020
Southern California Trails
Circle X Ranch / Little Sycamore Canyon - #CircleXRanch/LittleSycamoreCanyon
Socal - Ventura County - Westlake Village NickNames: #CircleXRanch/LittleSycamoreCanyon sandstone peak
U.S. 101 to 23 South/Westlake Blvd. South to Mulholland, Turn right on Little Sycamore Canyon 4.3 Miles to trail head. 2nd Parking area.........
Thomas Guide page 586-D4
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- Trail UpdateCircle X Ranch-Rocky, Steap - Took a new trail this weekend. Saw it listed in Mountain Biking L.A. County shown as ride number 32. If you have nerves of steel, then this ride is for you. The book lists this as 'Strenuous', but does it say 'Ridable'? Take into consideration gale force winds on a crystal clear day, this ride turned out to be a hike. After tackling the first 100 yards, we noticed only the footprints of hikers. This might have an indication of the rest of the mile and a half jaunt to the summit of Sand Stone peak. Some sections of trail were ridable, others were too rocky and rutty for climbing on bike. Hike-a-bike seemed the quickest mode in which to tackle this monster.
I must say, after reaching the peak and enjoying a breath taking view, the downhill ride was AWESOME. This recieves a high mark in the technical handbook. Good luck to you.
Ride rating: Advanced
Ride distance: Elevation change: 3100
Singletrack=20% Dirt Road=80%
Bonzai a 33 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Rockhopper from West Hills