2 miles
Distance
562 ft
Climb
-294 ft
Descent
1,180 ft
High Point

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Hills Wilderness Area
    Glendora, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #96238 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

This 20-foot-wide path going from east to west is the ridge of the South Hills Wilderness Area. This trail offers 360 degree views of the city. Hill tops glisten as the cactus reflect sunlight. Almost all trails end at South Hills, so if you begin a trail on either Bonnie Cove, Elwood or Sunflower Avenues, you are surely to hit South Hills. The hike over South Hills gives a peek into an impressive nursery operation below. This trail goes from Alosta Canyon S. Fork to Glendora Avenue.

Access Info

Beginning on Glendora, find street parking where available. Parking is available at Bonnie Cove, though one must hike up Bonnie Cove to reach South Hills at the top. Parking is available at the South Hills Park. Toyon trail will reach the top to South Hills as well.

More Stats for South Hills Backbone Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    268 ft
  • Altitude min
    716 ft
  • Altitude start
    716 ft
  • Altitude end
    984 ft
  • Grade
    2.462%
  • Grade max
    -12.854%
  • Grade min
    14.17%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,926 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Jan 19, 2018 @ 11:13am
      Jan 19, 2018

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      flag MichaelHernandez04 (Aug 24, 2018 at 14:39)
       Saw a coyote at 9am on 8/23/18
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