2,667 ft
Distance
-342 ft
Descent
00:02:49
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Upper Horse Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Angeles National Forest
    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
    #45384 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #47258 in Trail Running
    • #20618 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
    -342 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,786 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,128 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,128 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,785 ft
  • Grade
    -12.8%
  • Grade max
    -33.4%
  • Grade min
    -3.6%
  • Distance down
    2,667 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:08
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Status:
on Dec 17, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Upper Horse Trail Trail Reports

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      Dec 17, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Dec 17, 2021
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 181 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,696 rides
      • Last: Aug 10, 2022

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      Jan 30, 2021 @ 10:33am
      Jan 30, 2021

      Routes with this trail

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      MIDDLE SAM MERRILL TO SUNSET RIDGE15 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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      27.5+ Shred: Dick Cheney's trail 4/29/17 - SC...
      676 | May 21, 2017 , Altadena
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