Rides: Marshall Canyon, Los Angeles

The eastern most trail head in LA County, Marshall Canyon, offers some of the most accessible riding in the west.  Twenty years ago what was a blood feud between equestrians and cyclists, is now a friendly and well maintained trail network with everything from fire roads, to doubles, drops and optional ridge lines. 

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Adjacent to Marshall Canyon golf course, the trail has water features with the promise of wildlife in times of drought, and the associated oak trees offer a reprieve from the so-cal heat in the summer.

Descending Marshall Canyon is recommended after climbing up the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, with a public parking lot, though some climb up and descend Marshall from LaVerne.

The [partially illegal] Webb Canyon trails offer more features, but the length, accessibility and beauty of Marshall is hard to beat.