2.2 miles
Distance
364 ft
Climb
-1,609 ft
Descent
00:15:27
Avg time

Sunset Ridge Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #106

Sunset Ridge is one of the most fun and challenging single tracks in the front side of Angeles National Forest. It's normally ridden downhill but definitely use a bell and be aware of hikers & trail runners, especially on busy weekends. There are many rock drops, tight switchbacks, and plenty of extreme exposure. A seriously fun trail with equally serious consequences. Definitely take it easy your first time. Sunset Ridge is a fantastic trail with great views and many challenges.

Access Info

You can access Sunset via Chaney Trail and climbing up the paved fire road. It's a steep climb up the paved road and Sunset starts from the left of the road almost 2.5 miles from the locked gate.

You can also get to Sunset by climbing up the Lower Sam Merrill trail at the top of Lake Ave. This trail is heavily switchbacked and very, very popular with hikers. If you go this route, you hang a left at the top on the connector trail and climb up to the paved fire road. From there descend maybe 50 yards and Sunset Ridge will be on your right hand side.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sunset Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,245 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,187 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,451 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,451 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,205 ft
  • Grade max
    -234.008%
  • Grade min
    114.623%
  • Distance climb
    2,221 ft
  • Distance down
    1.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,208 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:27
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Status:
on Nov 15, 2016
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (13 votes)

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Sunset Ridge Trail Reports

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Nov 15, 2016 @ 1:43pm
Nov 15, 2016
Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) VERY loose and dusty...we need rain bad
Nov 8, 2016 @ 10:15am
Nov 8, 2016
Someone (probably a strave douche) is by passing a couple switchbacks by riding down the portion of the trail when sunset gets interrupted by the...
Oct 22, 2016 @ 3:53pm
Oct 22, 2016
Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:19pm
Oct 20, 2015
Oct 6, 2015 @ 12:03pm
Oct 6, 2015
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Nov 15, 2016 @ 1:45pm
Nov 15, 2016
Sunset Ridge, Los Angeles
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May 21, 2015 @ 3:11pm
May 21, 2015
| 3 comments Sunset Ridge, Altadena
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Mar 15, 2015 @ 11:10am
Mar 15, 2015
Sunset Ridge, Altadena
200 |
Mar 15, 2015 @ 11:10am
Mar 15, 2015
Sunset Ridge, Altadena

Routes with this trail

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Eaton Saddle Shuttle
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13.3 miles

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