Sullivan Canyon Details
A beautiful downhill run that wends its way under the shade of sycamore trees and crosses running water in the spring. Sullivan Canyon is both a single track and a double wide path that goes from Queensferry Road up to Sullivan Ridge Fire Road, and eventually to dirt Mulholland.
The single track winds back and forth across the wider central trail, which runs up the center of the canyon. Watch for hikers and kids where the single track crosses the path. The single track is a downhill run from north to south. Take the wide path up and the single track back, or ride up Sullivan Ridge and take Sullivan Canyon down. They connect just below dirt Mulholland.
If you take the route down from dirt Mulholland you have three options to get back up. First is simply taking Sullivan Canyon back up, using the wide middle path. Second, there is a switch back on the left a few hundred yards out from the Queensferry parking area called the Squirrel Cage. It climbs up to Sullivan Ridge, and from there to dirt Mulholland. However it is hidden in the undergrowth and difficult to find. The third route is on streets out through Queensferry and eventually up Westridge Road until it turns into the West Mandeville Fire Road, climbing to dirt Mulholland. There is actually a fourth route back to dirt Mulholland if you navigate through the neighborhood to Mandeville Canyon. You can take that up, north, almost to the dead end where you'll find trails on your left and right up the canyon walls that lead to dirt Mulholland and the cold war era Nike Missile Site.
Take Queensferry Road to the dead end and park. The trail starts behind the gate. Optionally start from the top at dirt Mulholland, taking the Sullivan Ridge Fire Road to the Sullivan Canyon trail near the top.
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More Stats for Sullivan Canyon bike trail
Altitude change-1,127 ft
Altitude min605 ft
Altitude max1,801 ft
Altitude start1,801 ft
Altitude end674 ft
Distance climb872 ft
Distance down4 miles
Avg reverse time00:44:47
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Sullivan Canyon Trail Reports
Dec 4, 2018 @ 9:43amDec 4, 2018
|Tree still blocking the road but now you can ride around it|
Nov 30, 2018 @ 2:25pmNov 30, 2018
|A large tree fell on the road from the time I went up the canyon to when I descended it.|
Nov 25, 2018 @ 10:24amNov 25, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 @ 3:10pmSep 30, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 @ 8:06amSep 30, 2018