3 miles
Distance
16 ft
Climb
-1,701 ft
Descent
00:31:59
Avg time
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Viper Details

  • Riding Area
    Placerita Canyon
    Santa Clarita, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Global Ranking
    #32748 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Windy trail with steep downhill sections. Not recommended for novice riders. Most of the trail is loose over hard pack so it gets pretty slippery.

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More Stats for Viper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,684 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,492 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,176 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,176 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,492 ft
  • Grade
    -9.132%
  • Grade max
    -43.576%
  • Grade min
    1.614%
  • Distance climb
    1,338 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    999 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:59
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Directions to viper-5375 trailhead (34.360117, -118.453821)
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      Viper Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:47am
      Oct 6, 2018
      My first time on viper! Awesome challenging trail with extreme short decent and short up Hills. The very long up hill from parking is challenging...
      May 2, 2018 @ 8:44pm
      May 2, 2018
      Best condition it’s been in years. Fast and smooth. No hiking required you can clean the entire trail if you stick to the single track.
      Mar 28, 2018 @ 1:54pm
      Mar 28, 2018
      Rideable, some rain ruts. beach sand from grooming has solidified. see you there!
      Feb 17, 2018 @ 4:54am
      Feb 17, 2018
      Dec 23, 2017 @ 4:24pm
      Dec 23, 2017
      Steep sand dune kind of descents. Deep 2+ inch sand on most of the trail. Not very fun.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 61 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      42 |
      Dec 22, 2017 @ 1:49pm
      Dec 22, 2017
      Viper, Santa Clarita
      62 |
      Jan 26, 2017 @ 9:54pm
      Jan 26, 2017
      Viper, Valencia
      60 |
      Jan 26, 2017 @ 9:51pm
      Jan 26, 2017
      Viper, Valencia
      161 |
      Apr 6, 2016 @ 12:42pm
      Apr 6, 2016
      Viper, Los Angeles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag BAKEDOUT (Oct 25, 2014 at 10:55)
       Hey quick question, do you have to hike to the top??
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ZKPatterson (Nov 6, 2014 at 13:31)
       You can climb up the fire road. I made it up once without walking, but it's not easy.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag rubenjr92 (Nov 3, 2014 at 5:05)
       Does a bear shit in the woods?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag pexsi87 (May 20, 2017 at 16:54)
       I shuttle it up to the fire station
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jdw777 (Aug 15, 2017 at 11:10)
       They groomed it. 3inch deep sand. Up and down. Ruined aweful smdh imo wait until after rain and heat.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag clukasek (Dec 23, 2017 at 16:24)
       Rode today, still extremely sandy, many parts are very hard if not impossible to ride Frown
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag poozank (Feb 14, 2018 at 10:49)
       Trail was bulldozed, not really a trail anymore
      [Reply]

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