Turnbull Canyon - Whittier Trailhead - #TurnbullCanyon
Turnbull Canyon - Whittier - Los Angeles County - #TurnbullCanyon
From 10 fwy go south on 605 fwy exit beverly bl. go east on beverly bl. go 3 miles and park on side of the road when you just enter the canyon it turns into Turnbull cyn..trail enterance is on the left. Its a fire road to the top for 5 miles, then it has many single track. Great for after work ride into the sunset.
Another option to getting there off of the 605 Beverly exit is to take the 60 eastbound off of the 605 and exit off at Seventh Ave. From there go right to the top of the road, take another right to the dead end. Slip through the fence and climb a series of switchbacks that will get you on your way.
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john a 2rand[0,1,1] year old Weekend Warrior riding a taUpHfnPi from NY URL: john
Posted on 10/13/14 Alert moderators of this post
Turnbull Canyon - This place is PACKED to the gills on weekend mornings! Earlier, earlier, earlier is key if you want to avoid/minimize much of the foot traffic. I started Sat. morning at 6:20 AM and I was curious to check out the riding conditions at this favorite spot after the rains last weekend. Not surprisingly, the rains have "re-sculpted" many sections of the trails deepening the ruts, moving rocks around and altering the trail camber in various spots. I like to piece together 2 different loops at the park which I think covers most of the good XC singletrack climbs and descents. Probably ends up as a respectable 13-14 mi. ride overall.

Ahwinga trail I think itís called, is a multi use singletrack with a nice descent and a tough climb out. An excellent spot to practice switchback technique as they are all quite do-able both climbing and descending, with many different line possibilities thanks to their broad widths. Fresh ruts, loose dirt and rocks due to the rain increased the challenges on the switchbacks.

As I was riding I was contemplating how my riding style has changed over the years. These days I am far from a super fast descender and I also like to take my sweet time on the climbs. I derive more enjoyment now from carefully picking/navigating different lines and experimenting with them, using brake technique on descents, etc.; maybe even sometimes intentionally taking the tougher line just for the experience. This is a luxury I take at Turnbull since I used to ride here frequently and I know these trails so well.

Cow trail is always a rolling, swooping blast and this trail sees very little hiker use even during peak times. The fire road climb out is a tough one, particularly when the sun is beating down on you. Just try to go into zen mode, keep it slow and steady and realize that this type of exercise is good for the body and mind.

TheInfiniteRoller a 44 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner XCE, 2002 from Long Beach
Posted on 03/08/14 Alert moderators of this post

Mountain Lion Spotted w/ 2 cubs - I got caught out after the sun went down and saw a mountain lion with two cubs. She was spying on my hiding in some tall grass while her cubs were messing with eachother. This was on the climb of Rose Hills #2 fire road, south of Turnbull Canyon Rd.

After dropping a brick in my shorts I proceeded to continue my climb as she followed me. I rode slow as to not entice her chase. I am not sure how far she followed me because I could no longer see in the darkness. I kept shouting names in hopes to keep her away.
salazar44 a Weekend Warrior riding a Santa Cruz from Whittier
Posted on 08/22/13 Alert moderators of this post

Trails are in good condition. although still some construction at the top before dropping to 7th but shouldnt affect your ride. Thanks to those that have helped maintain the trails-specially A side.
los5 riding a Butcher
Posted on 12/23/12 Alert moderators of this post
Does anyone have any trail updates? Just moved back into town and it's been a good 8 years since the last ride at Turmbull. Is the trail still in good shape for an after work climb? Update please. Thanks!
a 46 year old Racer riding a Felt Nine 1 29er Hardtail from Hacienda
Posted on 11/07/12 Alert moderators of this post
Im seeing alot of blame going to the downhillers but truth be told they are the ones here most and before all the hikers were around i know of a group- WEST COAST BAD BOYZ who monthly go on clean up hikes to keep all the glass , trash , needles , drugs, ect out of the canyon they have been around for at least 10 years that i know of,i see them alot on weekdays shredding the hills, and fact is most of you dont even know the facts, rose hills will be using the hills for the land as soon as the need is there they have expanded tons since the new temple and chineese looking monuments came up , its up to all of us to keep tbc alive if you cant hang on the trails dont do em if you dont like bikers dont go , tbc is big enough for everybody to enjoy so we all need to share and stop blaming everybody else , if your not part of the solution then your the problem ,simple as that

dh love a 31 year old Downhiller riding a giant glory from whittier
Posted on 11/06/12 Alert moderators of this post
Where is the trail update???
a 46 year old Die-hard Enthusiast
Posted on 01/07/12 Alert moderators of this post
Please continue to keep turnbull clean. Thank you.
Posted on 01/03/12 Alert moderators of this post
Very good condition - All trails are in good condition, spent half the day there we rode all trails in turnbull. all are in great shape. some one added a couple jumps seventh street side of trails. Only problem was seventh street side trails have alot of dog crap, thru out the whole trail.
a Weekend Warrior riding a Trek special
Posted on 04/03/11 Alert moderators of this post
Turnbol Canyon - A Side, Rattle, Seventh and the elevator all in good condition.
Los5 a 39 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Santa Cruz Heckler from Montebello
Posted on 11/12/10 Alert moderators of this post
Car break-ins! Several cars that park at the very end of Orange Grove have recently been vandalized. Recommend that you park your car to the east at the parking lot at the end of 7th Ave or in front of the houses.
yamabkr a Downhiller
Posted on 04/15/09 Alert moderators of this post
Trail conditions - I've been riding the Hacienda Hts. side since 1982, the trails are perfect; no dust,good traction,nice temps, and a few ruts to make things intresting. We are very lucky to have a place to ride so close to the city. We ride to the 7th.street parking lot and start at the gate every Mon.Wed.and 3:00. Sat. we ride to Schabarum from 7th. Come join us,thanks,Colin.
Colin Kim a 46 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a 1966 Schwinn Five speed springer from Hac.Hts.
Posted on 12/04/08 Alert moderators of this post
I'm a regular at Turnbull and today the trail was a complete slop to ride on! gushy mud everywhere especially on the switch backs going down! Trail is extra rocky and rains made small river ruts to cause you to lose your balance so look out. trying again tomorrow.
TrekStar a 25 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Treck from East LA
Posted on 11/27/08 Alert moderators of this post
Summer Time at Turnbull - Being that it's summer everything is dry. Heads up for some soft stuff when coming down. Rattlers are out early or late in the day.
Los5 a 36 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Santa Cruz from Montebello-LA and beyond
Posted on 06/24/08 Alert moderators of this post
Whats wrong with a freeride trail it doesn't ruin the trail. So all you cross country riders can find some steep fire road and have a homo orgy at the top in your spandex. so you can s my d
iker a 18 year old
Posted on 04/16/08 Alert moderators of this post
big cat! - trails are awesome!!! seen a 80-90 lbs. bobcat when i was coming down the main fire road. it was pretty freakin cool!
JB a 32 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a trek liquid from USA
Posted on 04/07/08 Alert moderators of this post
very muddy a few days ago. try again tomorrow
john a 57 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a spec epic from la puente
Posted on 02/26/08 Alert moderators of this post
I would say that the next best trail would be the "A" side trail. Its the one that ends at the bottom of Friends and Greenleaf. If your riding up the main fireroad off of Turnbull Cyn. Rd, you would make a left at the top a left at the fork then a right.
adam12 a 30 year old
Posted on 09/26/07 Alert moderators of this post
trails - so.. since rattle snake is bulldozed, what is the best trail that goes down the Whittier side?

Also, which is the best way to ride up the Hacienda Heights side?
CoolBiker a Weekend Warrior
Posted on 09/12/07 Alert moderators of this post

If the dog is off a leash and doesnt bite you then who cares? I'm more worried about running over dog crap than being bitten. Lighten up Larry H Parker. All the dog owners on the trail Ive come across seem to be very responsible.
adam12 a 30 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Huffy
Posted on 09/11/07 Alert moderators of this post
CA is a "Strict Liability State" under section code 3342 (a) The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness. A person is lawfully upon the private property of such owner within the meaning of this section when he is on such property in the performance of any duty
imposed upon him by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when he is on such property upon the invitation, express or implied, of the owner.
In a nut Shell California is a strict liability state, meaning that a "dog owner" is liable for injuries inflicted by his dog upon a human being, even if the owner was not negligent and the dog had never bitten anyone before.
This is for the entire state of California!!!
End of Story!! Put those dogs on a EFN leash! Attorneys love to Mountain Bike Too!!! I'm one of them.
Posted on 09/10/07 Alert moderators of this post
Fire Update - The fire didn't touch the Rattlesnake, but the upper part of the elevator got burned. Good news is that its still ridable.
Posted on 08/23/07 Alert moderators of this post
fire - looks like the only part that is burnt is the opposite side of the canyon from rattlesnake
Posted on 08/22/07 Alert moderators of this post
Not your back yard - Sorry guys Turnbull Canyon is not your back yard. Jasmine is right on about building the ramps. It messes up the trail. People who are building these things have no idea what they are doing and instead of fixing trials and improving the park they are causing more damage. They obviously have no repect for their fellow riders or anyone else on the trial which is demonstrated by the fact that they keep building after they know it's the wrong thing to do. I would love for the rangers to catch these guys in the act and trespass them from the park. In the mean time I am looking forward to upcoming service projects to help remove all of the man made obstructions on the trail.
Posted on 08/22/07 Alert moderators of this post
Update Fire... - It looked like from what I seen on the Tele, maybe Rattlesnake? Either way I think it might be closed up there for a min...sux!
ejf a Weekend Warrior
Posted on 08/21/07 Alert moderators of this post
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