3 miles
Distance
16 ft
Climb
-1,701 ft
Descent
00:32:25
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Viper Trail

Viper Details

  • Riding area
    Placerita Canyon
    Santa Clarita, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Viper mountain 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
    00:32:25
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Status:
on May 2, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to viper-5375 trailhead (34.360117, -118.453821)
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Viper Trail Reports

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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.
Feb 27, 2017 @ 10:53pm
Feb 27, 2017
Upper part is a huge firebreak. Rideable but not much fun...
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Dec 22, 2017 @ 1:49pm
Dec 22, 2017
Viper, Santa Clarita
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Jan 26, 2017 @ 9:54pm
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Viper, Valencia
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Jan 26, 2017 @ 9:51pm
Jan 26, 2017
Viper, Valencia
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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??
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  • + 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.
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  • + 1
flag rubenjr92 (Nov 3, 2014 at 5:05)
 Does a bear shit in the woods?
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  • + 0
flag pexsi87 (May 20, 2017 at 16:54)
 I shuttle it up to the fire station
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  • + 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.
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  • + 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
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  • + 0
flag poozank (Feb 14, 2018 at 10:49)
 Trail was bulldozed, not really a trail anymore
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