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Blair Witch House Trail - La Verne Trailhead - #BlairWitchHouseTrail
Blair Witch House Trail - La Verne - Los Angeles County - #BlairWitchHouseTrail
THE BLAIR WITCH TRAIL

Take the 210 freeway east to the end at foothill blvd. continue east to Wheeler Ave. Turn left on wheeler go to the end of the street to Golden Hills Road turn right, go to the first stop sign, Stephen’s Ranch Road turn left go to the end of the road park in the dirt lot on the right,

FROM THE PICKNIC TABLES GO NORTH ACROSS THE STREET TO THE BRIDDLE PATH, FOLLOW THE PATH IT WILL MARGE WITH THE DIRT ROAD, AT THE Y IN THE ROAD STAY TO THE LEFT AND UP THE HILL THEN STAY TO THE RIGHT, DOWN THE HILL, NEXT THERE WILL BE A SINGLE TRACK TO THE RIGHT PASS IT STAY ON THE MAIN ROAD, AT THE NEXT TURN GO LEFT UP THE HILL, ONCE AT THE TOP GO STRAIGHT ABOUT ¼ MILE LOOK TO THE LEFT FOR THE HELECOPTER PAD. STOP AND LOOK TO THE RIGHT OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD THERE IS A SINGLE TRACK THEIR GO DOWN THE SINGLE TRACK TO THE BOTTOM.
AT THIS POINT GO TO THE LEFT FOLLOW THE TRAIL DOWN AND AROUND YOU WILL COME TO A TRAIL TO THE LEFT. DON’T GO DOWN THIS TRAIL STAY TO THE RIGHT. EVERYTHING TO THE SOUTH IS PRIVATE PROPERTY!
FOLLOW UP THE TRAIL TO THE NEXT T SECTION TURN RIGHT. FOLLOW THE TRAIL UP
STAY ON THE MAIN TRAIL AFTER ABOUT ½ MILE FROM THIS POINT YOU WILL SEE THE HOUSE. STAY ON THE MAIN TRAIL TILL THE NEXT Y STAY TO THE LEFT THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE HOUSE.IF YOU GO TO THE RIGHT THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE TOP WHERE THERE IS A GREAT VIEW.
HAVE A GREAT RIDE AND LEAVE EVERYTHING THE WAY YOU FOUND IT!
RIDE ON!

picture of the house

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Trail Conditions
#85
Heavily overgrown... - Rode up to the ruins of this house on Sunday, along with Zippy MacPhee and Byondo. It was a planned detour during our ride up Cobal Canyon and down through Marshall Canyon. Forgot how much of an extra climb it is - the house elevation is actually just a bit higher than the high point of Cobal.

The trail from the helipad area up to the house is severely overgrown now. The first little section was a definite hike-a-bike, but the rest is mostly ridable. You'll be going over and through a lot of bushes. Lots of nasty thorns to scrape you as you go by - clearly part of the witch's defenses.

We left a geocache up there for people to find (sorry if that offends you) - just go to geocaching.com and search on the map and you'll get the details.

For those who are having trouble finding the right trail, here is a map of the route from the Stephens Ranch Rd parking lot: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3839797
Air Mapster a 35 year old Weekend Warrior URL: Our previous ride up here, in January
Posted on 06/29/10 Alert moderators of this post


#84
No More Blair - I followed this trail up only to find a foundation =( I guess it was part of the fires that happened up here not to long ago. Most of the house looked like it went up in flames and was then demolished....Sad!! I was looking forward to finding a completely abandoned house.
jdmboy909 a 27 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 2008 Cannondale Rush from Claremont, CA
Posted on 01/29/08 Alert moderators of this post
#83
STILL ALIVE - TRAIL IS STILL ALIVE,AND NO NUCKLE HEADS THIS TIME.STILL ROUGH AT THE TOP.
TREE68 a 37 year old Weekend Warrior riding a KONA STINKY from LAVERNE
Posted on 03/26/06 Alert moderators of this post
#82
The Witch - I was up there last Saturday in the middle of the heat,The trail is in good cond and has not been graded. I don't think they will grade it.
About 1/2 down there is a new single track on the left side that go down the ridge, it needs a little work then it will be perfect.
The Witch was find but I paid my dues on the way up, Prison camp was steep and hot, it sucked everything out of me.
The Witch wins again!
Ride distance: 10 miles Elevation change:
Singletrack=80% Dirt Road=10%
Mr Bonk a 43 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Santa Cruz Bullit from Funtucky Ca E-mail:this user
Posted on 09/18/04 Alert moderators of this post
#81
Hidden Trail - They graded the dirt road by the helispot so it makes it hard to spot the trail because of a mound of dirt. There is a singletrack due north from the helispot that goes up and eastward and is marked with a flag (don't know where that goes). The ST that we took was actually slightly NorthWest of the helispot. There's alot of mustard plants overgrowing the last mile of trail. Bees were numerous. Watch out for the massive crack in the trail (due to storm runoff) just above the huge concrete block in the ground.
The downhill is fast and fun. The overgrowth can be annoying in shorts, so wear pants (also good as there are many sharp rocks).
The house was cool, but from what I understand, its burned in the past few years. We figured they abandoned the home due to land instability and/or mudslide(s). As we can find no road leading to the house, we feel safe in our assumption. Anyone know for sure?
Ride rating: Intermediate
Brandon a 23 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek from Pomona E-mail:this user
Posted on 05/19/04 Alert moderators of this post
#80
Blair Witch - Rode from the bottom of Marshal to the house. Alot of traffic on the lower trail, but just two of us on the witch trail. Coditions were good. TREE68/WINSTON thanks for the geo cache. Added a knew dimension to our ride. Need a better book for sign-ins. Took one left one.
Ride rating: Novice
Middleaged a 40 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized from LaVerne
Posted on 04/22/04 Alert moderators of this post
#79
Blair Witch House Trail - Today's downpour should pack down the trail and make it nice and sticky by Saturday's ride. This should make for a fun ride from the house back to the fire camp and then down the stream crossings trail back into Marshall!

See you at 7AM....
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 10 miles Elevation change: 1,000
Singletrack=70% Dirt Road=30%
Closet Roadie a 51 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized FSR from Upland E-mail:this user
Posted on 04/01/04 Alert moderators of this post


#78
JUST RIDE - WHAT THE HELL KIND OF WORD IS "FAY" ANYWAY.JUST SHUT UP
AND RIDE.
WEB MASTER riding a CITY TRUCK from LAVERNE CITY HALL
Posted on 03/16/04 Alert moderators of this post
#77
the post should be this way: - "HERE IS THE GPS CORDS FOR ANYONE WITH GPS THAT CANT FIND THE
HOUSE. 34 09.600 N
117 44.800 W"

Instead of touting fay bobblehead toys and used chewing gum in a box for yall to swap.
cache killa
Posted on 03/16/04 Alert moderators of this post


#76
HEY DUMMY - THE POST WAS MADE SO RIDERS CAN FIND THE HOUSE THAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR.EVEN MY DH RIG HAS A GPS MOUNT ON IT.TRY HUCKING A 48 POUND RIG 30 MILES IN THE STICKS WITH ONLY A GPS TO GET OUT.THE RINCON TRAIL IS NEXT.YA SLACK JAW YOKAL.
CLETUS a 48 year old riding a DONKEY from KANSAS
Posted on 03/15/04 Alert moderators of this post
#75
mountain biking... - not geocaching. Take it over there and only describe trail conditions here, not your fay geocache stashes with mini-etch-a-sketches and other stupid plush toys.

fay plush toy riding a big ole sportrakmap from Magellan
Posted on 03/15/04 Alert moderators of this post
#74
His Post is Fine - Just because you do not have then mental power to use a GPS dont give him a hard time for posting a legit post. He talked about the trails and the ride and even gave cords for the hard to find house. Just cause you don't know what to do with is no reason to bash him.
The rest of us appreciate his post. Thanks Tree68.
As for the butt F%$k that is not even brave enough to sign his name after his stupid inane post, you should be the one going elsewhere. And never come back.
Mike a 23 year old Cross-Country Rider from LA
Posted on 03/15/04 Alert moderators of this post
#73
nothing to do with biking - please take your geo-geek crap over to geek.com. this is a trail condition board, not your personal band geek site.
Posted on 03/15/04 Alert moderators of this post
#72
BLAIR WITCH - STILL A GREAT RIDE.I PLACED A GEO CACHE DEDICATED TO MOUNTAIN BIKERS TODAY.FULL OF MOUNTAIN BIKE STUFF.
GO TO GEOCACHING.COM FOR DETAILS. WE DID MARSHAL,BLAIR AND PART OF CLAREMONT ALL IN 1 RIDE TODAY.DID SOME GEOCACHING ALONG THE WAY.DROPPED 2 BOXES OFF.HERE IS THE GPS CORDS FOR ANYONE WITH GPS THAT CANT FIND THE
HOUSE. 34 09.600 N
117 44.800 W
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 15 MILES Elevation change: 900 FT
Singletrack=90% Dirt Road=10%
TREE68/WINSTON a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 03 KONA STINKY from LAVERNE
Posted on 03/14/04 Alert moderators of this post
#71
The Witch - Your about 2 to 3 miles from it at that point. it is on the Marshall side.
e mail me and I will give better direction or I will show you a week from Sunday.
Ride rating: Intermediate
Mr Bonk a 42 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a too many to list E-mail:this user
Posted on 02/23/04 Alert moderators of this post
#70
Help Again... Where's Blair?? - Ok I have been all over the claremont/marshall canyon trails so give me some hints... if your starting in claremont and you start to the left you get to the top and there's two options to go to marshall the first left at the abandoned machine thingy or the second left after the abandoned machine thingy? I could probably get there myself if someone gave me a little direction... is it on the claremont side or marshall canyon side? I've probably been right by it & didn't even know it!!!!
Posted on 02/23/04 Alert moderators of this post
#69
BLAIR/MARSHALL - AFTER YOUR SECOND RIDE,YOUR NEVER FORGET THE WAY.IF YOU WANT A GOOD RIDE.START AT POTATO HILL,DROP INTO CLAREMONT PARK TRAIL,THEN DOWN INTO UPPER MARSHALL,UP TO THE BURNT WITCH HOUSE,THEN A GREAT SHADED RIDE DOWN THROUGH MARSHALL CYN.LOTS OF WILDLIFE(BEAR,BOBCAT,CAYOTE,FROGS,GIANT SPIDERS)RATED THE BEST LOCAL RIDE AROUND.I DO IT 3-4 TIMES AWEEK.I HAVE NOT SEEN MR. BONK YET, BUT I KNOW HE'S ON THE TRAIL. AND IS THE BEST TO ASK FOR TRAIL INFO.
Ride rating: Novice
Ride distance: A FEW Elevation change: SOME
Singletrack=90% Dirt Road=10%
WINSTON a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 03 KONA STINKY from LAVERNE
Posted on 02/22/04 Alert moderators of this post
#68
Really - Blair witch is just an extension of Marshall Canyon.On the upper part.I'm really bad with directions so I won't even attempt it.But Mr. Bonk is the local trail leader in this area and has been riding it for a number of years.I've been there a couple of times and still manage to get lost trying to get up there.It's a fairly easy ride and you'd have to hook up with the bottom portion to really make a ride of it as I consider it to short of a ride.Now that the house is gone, it just doesn't have the same appeal to me any longer.Email for Mr. Bonk is : mrbonk1@yahoo.com
Pain Freak from The 909
Posted on 02/21/04 Alert moderators of this post
#67
Girls just wanna have fun..... - Hey I have been all over those trails up there, but never have I ever seen this "Witch" trail... anyone interested in being trail leader & taking me up there? (Probably other biker friends too?) We are experienced riders and will do our best to "keep up". Obviously we won't be able to ride until this weather passes, but if anyone would like to plan a ride Sunday's work best for me... any takers??
Posted on 02/20/04 Alert moderators of this post
#66
The Witch - In spite of the injury, I had a great time! I'll be back!

Mr Bonk took us to the Blair Witch house last Sunday. A bit of a climb, but no too bad, considering the great view when you reach the house. We poked around for a while through the rubble (nothing left but the chimney, after the Curve fire is Sept '02. As we headed back to the bikes, I tried to convince Sam that his new custom-built Intense Tracer was mine (he wasn;t buying it! Too bad....what an awesome ride!). Maybe that's what jinxed me. The ride down from the house to the equestrian center was fast and easy. Then we took the stream crossings trail, which was a little washed out, but great fun none the less. Now I'm back in familiar territory, probably ridden this stretch 50 times. Just past the tunnel, I tried to launch off of a rock. The launch was great.....the landing? Not so hot. THUD! OTB and time for a dirt nap! My hand is feeling much better now that I picked out the bone fragment. I don't need no stinkin' doctor! Holding a fork is an accomplishment, but I can actually do it today, 60 hours later. I'll try to post a picture.
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 10 miles Elevation change: 1,000
Singletrack=80%
Closet Roadie a 51 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized FSR from Upland, CA E-mail:this user
Posted on 02/10/04 Alert moderators of this post


#65
The Witch - In spite of the injury, I had a great time! I'll be back!

Mr Bonk took us to the Blair Witch house last Sunday. A bit of a climb, but no too bad, considering the great view when you reach the house. We poked around for a while through the rubble (nothing left but the chimney, after the Curve fire is Sept '02. As we headed back to the bikes, I tried to convince Sam that his new custom-built Intense Tracer was mine (he wasn;t buying it! Too bad....what an awesome ride!). Maybe that's what jinxed me. The ride down from the house to the equestrian center was fast and easy. Then we took the stream crossings trail, which was a little washed out, but great fun none the less. Now I'm back in familiar territory, probably ridden this stretch 50 times. Just past the tunnel, I tried to launch off of a rock. The launch was great.....the landing? Not so hot. THUD! OTB and time for a dirt nap! My hand is feeling much better now that I picked out the bone fragment. I don't need no stinkin' doctor! Holding a fork is an accomplishment, but I can actually do it today, 60 hours later. I'll try to post a picture.
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 10 miles Elevation change: 1,000
Singletrack=80%
Closet Roadie a 51 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized FSR from Upland, CA E-mail:this user
Posted on 02/10/04 Alert moderators of this post


#64
THE WITCH - Rode up there Sunday with Lloyd, Victor, Sam, and Mike. The other ridder had too go home and paint the house.[you faker] the trail has changed a lot since the rain, there is lots of growth in the area and since the house has burned there is little or no traffic up there. this makes a great fast downhill !!!!!!
Lloyd was on my tail all the way down. Victor left his brains at the shop so he was taking it easy. Sam was braking in the new ride. [no scraches yet]
Mike was a diffrent story [I think Mike had vibes from the house]on the way down Mike hit the rock just below the tunnel, he pinched flated on over the bars he goes. he must have punched the ground with his right hand hard. I have never seen a hand swell up that fast. maybe he will post photos?
next week Web Cyn
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 10.2 miles Elevation change:
Singletrack=80%
Mr Bonk a 42 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Santa Cruz Bullitt from Funtucky Calif
Posted on 02/10/04 Alert moderators of this post
#63
THE WITCH - I was up there today, She does not want anyone near the house.
I started off late Shocktower was sick so I was on my own. After about 100 yds I noticed my rear tire was low but enough air to keep going. Have way up Burbank chain snag [all most over the bars]then down Free fall[ I have done this so many times I did not lower my seat] big mistake [I will need the night off dear!]
down the 3 bitches no real problems, then down the new single track [hard packed big ruts] no fun really
then the detour at the bottom of the switch backs
it is packed now and a trail being worked in [in a few weeks this will be fun] through Bear Junction up to the Grand Cyn [the old creek trail] up up up to the road then out and up up up again and over to The Witch. droped down in to the trail [it is over grown] then the sand at the bottom. the climb up was very diffrent this time after the rains there is a few new canyons [and I do mean canyons]and everything looked diffrent [not just the fire and the rain?]went by the Clance trail it has weeds 3 feet tall. when I reached the Y the trail looked like it had been plowed but no tractor tracks around? up that trail aways there is a new canyon it is passable but you will walk it, over to were the garage use to be
down the walk way [ I had this feeling that I was not welcome ] the trail was in bad shape and everything was dead no new growth? then I had to stop!!!!
there is a BIG CANYON were the old bridge was! I just sat there looking at everything for a few minutes, thinking of the way it use to be.
On the way down I went on the flying W trail [major growth and not rideable] then the steep single track that only Shocktower and I would do samething overgrown. I just cruzed down the cement block is exposed more then ever [almost over the bars again] then I almost missed the turn and I was going slow [ I know that is hard to beleive]once back in the canyon everything was back to normal I past Pain freak [he was going the other direction] with the group from Coates. I even made it all the way up the middle trail [AKA upper shearwood forest] then up past the gate [AKA yellow gate years ago it was yellow]then down Colbalt.
Great day for a ride.
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 12 miles Elevation change:
Singletrack=20% Dirt Road=80%
Mr Bonk a 41 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Santa Cruz Bullitt from Fontana ca
Posted on 04/06/03 Alert moderators of this post
#62
BLAIR WITCH,BURNED OUT. - WILLIAMS FIRE TOOK THE HOUSE.I HAVE PICTURES TO E-MAIL.
I AM GLAD TO BE ONE OF THE RIDERS TO HAVE SEEN THE HOUSE
BEFORE THE FIRE.THERE WAS A BEAR BELOW THE HOUSE TODAY.
I STILL CAN'T FIND THE VW. EVEN WITH THE BRUSH GONE.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE IT IS?
Ride rating: Novice
Ride distance: 4 Elevation change:
Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=50%
WINSTON GOTTE a 34 year old riding a CANNONDALE JEKYL 500 from LAVERNE E-mail:this user
Posted on 11/23/02 Alert moderators of this post
#61
The Witch - Was upthere this morning, great ride spent lots of time at the House or what is left.
This place is really sometime, the more time I spend upthere the more I realize what was really upthere and it is all gone now.

We rode the Flying W and The Clancy trail.
Clancy has had a few landslides and is a little tuff to ride, but wait till the rains come!!!!!!!
Ride rating: Novice
Ride distance: 5 miles Elevation change:
Mr Bonk a 41 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Santa Cruz Bullit from Fontana California E-mail:this user
Posted on 10/12/02 Alert moderators of this post


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