1.2 miles
Distance
52 ft
Climb
-769 ft
Descent
00:07:46
Avg time

Scorpion Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Stash, secret stash
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #11547 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1348 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking

A fast and flowing ridge-line trail. A good mix of berms, jumps, and technical sections. One of the best descents in Santa Monica.

This trail is unsanctioned.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Scorpion mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -717 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,058 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,775 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,775 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,060 ft
  • Grade
    -11.1%
  • Grade max
    -55%
  • Grade min
    36.1%
  • Distance climb
    400 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    207 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:13
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Status:
on Jan 8, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Scorpion Trail Reports

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      Jan 8, 2022 @ 9:59am
      Jan 8, 2022
      The berm at the bottom of the first drop with a right turn has been completely rebuilt. Thanks to the team that did it. Well done!
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 1:09pm
      Jan 4, 2022
      The two hip jumps on Scorpion are now waaaay too steep for the speed we are carrying
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 3:46pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      All good
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 1:06pm
      Oct 26, 2021
      So ruts on the steeper sections due to the rain on 10/25/21 As of today they are soft and forgiving. My tomorrow they will be harder to dig your...
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 8:57am
      Aug 2, 2021
      brush has been trimmed back. The berm before the first climb is blown out. check your speed before entering the corner.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 137 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 734 rides
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      138 |
      May 1, 2020 @ 7:18pm
      May 1, 2020
      216 |
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Jan 9, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      13 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Patbarraza (Apr 29, 2019 at 19:09)
       Large Mountain Lion sighting!!! Be careful
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      AlexMTBSM (Dec 28, 2019 at 10:49)
       Downhill is fun yet loose. The climb is eroded and a hike unless you’re superman.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Bmoore200 (Jun 29, 2020 at 21:00)
       Well good. Fast and fun.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      Naschcs (Aug 3, 2020 at 13:56)
       Awesome trail! Super fun and decently maintained. The hike out is so steep even Superman couldn’t ride up that shit. It almost ruins the fun of the trail. Someone wanna build a new way out with me ?!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      alexsocal (Oct 13, 2020 at 12:11)
       i would
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      r-jesse (Oct 13, 2020 at 13:22)
       I have hiked an alternate route which would be very steep down into Mandeville canyon in an opening of land between houses. We would really struggle with the soil digging this by hand. its really hard shale with limited good soil.

      Alternatively there used to be switchbacks climb that went right before the current climb out. when the current climb got dozed in the singletrack route option grew over.

      A third option would be to simply clean up the current climb to make it less technical and it become much more pedalable.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      alexsocal (Oct 14, 2020 at 12:02)
       ok just lmk cuz i can dig
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      vandall (Nov 6, 2020 at 14:43)
       This trail is not black. Not by world standards anyway. Please rate the difficultly of this trail above and vote blue.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      VikingRider (Dec 29, 2020 at 15:53)
       Dry and loose in sections but still awesome. Several small jumps in good condition. My like a blue trail.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      dwevicht (Jan 23, 2021 at 14:47)
       Boo. I love the trail. Super fun, but a giant climb to get there, and an additional climb out. What fun is all mountain downhill if you cant even get your all mountain bike up there. The features are well built but for 7 minutes in heaven, the time it takes to summit the trail just seems silly. I went up again and road the doubletrack down and that was equally fun, super fast, and glorious views.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      thechrisfr (Apr 26, 2021 at 17:21)
       Great trail with kinda everything: rock garden, jumps, berms, flowy, technical, etc. Only downside is the Hike out!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      VikingRider (Jul 9, 2021 at 10:29)
       Love it. Loose but fun. Nice jumps. Brush regularly cleared.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Cameronrowe998 (Dec 31, 2021 at 22:25)
       One of the best trails around, among Jedi. The climb up westridge is pretty flat, and the “hike out” is very hard, but rideable and pretty short. MUST RIDE!!!!
      [Reply]

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