2,661 ft
Distance
12 ft
Climb
-390 ft
Descent
00:02:56
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Upper Horse Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Upper Horse Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Altadena
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31638 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

Fun and fast trail. Its fairly wide, and has some ruts/washes which seem typical for the region. A few small features too.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Upper Horse Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -379 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,759 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,147 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,138 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,759 ft
  • Grade
    -14.242%
  • Grade max
    -51.331%
  • Grade min
    17.662%
  • Distance climb
    338 ft
  • Distance down
    2,275 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:52
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Status:
on Nov 2, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 7:18am
      Nov 2, 2020
      Dry, but very rideable! Just be careful in a few areas with ruts and braking bumps!
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 8:32am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:57am
      Jul 20, 2020
      Horse trail is looking great thanks to some locals for fixing up the ruts and trimming this year! Best shape I have ever seen it in 5-6 years for...
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 5:06pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      flowy no problem
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 6:50am
      Jun 13, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 235 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 930 rides
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      32 |
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 10:33am
      Jan 30, 2021

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      MIDDLE SAM MERRILL TO SUNSET RIDGE
      15 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      Adrienpd8 (May 8, 2021 at 20:42)
       A nice way to finish our descend all the way from mt lowe, Its dry but very rideable, has some small jumps and nice burms. Straight down onto the road, but I wouldn't take its blue continuation after the road, since it is just a fire road and has some steep climbing sections.
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      535 | May 21, 2017 , Altadena
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