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  • Mills Avenue - #MillsAvenue

    Socal - Los Angeles County - Claremont NickNames: #MillsAvenue

    The Trailhead is at the top of Mills Ave. in Claremont, California. Mills is just east of Indian Hill Blvd. Use Indian Hill off-ramp from the I10 Freeway. The area at the top of Mills has changed to become officially the "Claremont Hills Wilderness Park". Riders no longer need to get permission from the colleges to ride there. The park is open daily from dawn 'till dusk, and there is a porta-potty and a trail map at the bottom. Thomas Guide page 571 E4


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    • Trail UpdateClosed On 12-24 Til ??-Stopped by for my morning loop, roped off, I suppose for trail maintenance recovering after the downpours :/ Not sure when it will reopen. Instead motored up Mountain to catch trailhead from the top. Gravity riders were being shuttled up to the same area.

      Options are Marshall Cyn or Webb Cyn. Ride on...


      aohammer a 40+ year old Weekend Warrior riding a Intense 5.5 EVP from Chino Hills

      Posted:12/25/2010

    • Trail UpdateTK Rider Back In The Hizzy-Back from a busted arm and wrist. The trail is still closed intermittently form Mills. I rode this morning from bottom of Marshall Canyon. Boy is Marshall screwed up at the bottom before the golf course. Several hiking sections. Got better higher up. Rode over the ridge and down Cobal. ROad is bumpy and rutted but otherwise fast and tacky. Beware of the big stream cut near the bottom. It's a bike swallower. Hard to see and hard to bunny hop! Rode back up Burbank Cyn and back down Marshall via the jump trail (way rutted). Took the pavement back to truck at Marshall Canyon Golf Course to avoid the hiking at the bottom.
      Stenmizzy a 30 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Giant XTC Team and Spec Enduro Comp from Glendora

      Posted:02/28/2005

    • Trail UpdateRode Mills Last Sat.-Opened on fri. at 2:30pm rode on sat. at 1:00pm trail was in great condition all the way to patato mt. one huge wash out half way up but easy to hike-a-bike over it. Some rocks but nothing the ave. joe cant handle.
      Baloo a 29 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek liquid 30 from Big Bad Chino

      Posted:01/26/2005

    • Trail UpdateOpen-The website says it's open, but it will be closed intermittently.
      Innes

      Posted:01/13/2005

    • Trail UpdateMills-Was just there today at 2pm and it was still closed. The parking lot was chained off and the gate was locked. Hopefully it will be open by saturday!!
      Familyman a 35 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpy fsr from Upland

      Posted:01/13/2005

    • Trail UpdateIs It Open-Anybody know if Mills open yet? Thanks.

      Posted:01/13/2005

    • Trail UpdateMills Avenue - Claremont-went on this trail on 01-01-05. great intermediate trail.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 5 miles Elevation change:
      Dirt Road=100%
      riding a MARIN from ontario, ca

      Posted:01/02/2005

    • Trail UpdateNo Ruts Here...-This trail has been graded enough times that it rivals asphalt paving in some areas. The 6.4 mile loop is a nice training run If you're short on time. Watch out for ESL folks spread shoulder to shoulder on the DH trail if you're there later than 730 AM any given day, as they often scatter in the direction you're telling them you intend to go...
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 6.4 Elevation change:
      Dirt Road=100%
      JB a Cross-Country Rider riding a Raleigh Tangent hard tail from Claremont

      Posted:07/16/2003

    • Trail UpdateWEB CYN-I was there again on Sunday a little wet but that is the way I like it.
      There is 3 ways to go down just after the short climb
      we did two of them. the one to the far right is a little overgrown but worth the trip. the center one
      is fast fast fast downhill!!!!!!!.
      the one to the left is the one very one knows.
      try out the jumps at the drop. there is something for everyone.
      around the jump area there is a cool new trail with
      two small logs.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 2 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=100%
      mrbonk a 41 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a trek vrx 400 from funtuky ca

      Posted:03/18/2003

    • Trail UpdateWeb Cyn-Rode there Sunday with Shocktower
      conds were nice. there is some new jumps at the drop off, this maybe the the place to pratice.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 8 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=95% Dirt Road=5%
      mrbonk a 41 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a santa cruz bullit from fontana

      Posted:03/10/2003

    • Trail UpdateMILLS AVE-Rode there Sunday with the crew of 8
      conditions were exlent lots of mud and fun!!!!!!!
      meet up with Chuck for the first time [can this guy climb or what]Billy bob showed [watch that front brake Billy]Patrick [why is your hart rate monitor always going off] Sonny [the leader] Mr U,Flying W,single speed Billy and myself.
      We went up Burbank and down the 3 bitches, talk about traction it does not get any better then then this.
      down the switch backs it was a race all the way.
      The last part is fun at full speed!!!!![hammer Billy hammer!!!!]Bear junchion does not look the same but what part does after the rain. Sonny had taken the lead down roller coster with Patrick close behind, we all made the climb up to the water tank at the end, through the posts up the road to the T the left down to prison camp trail [Sonny was tring to hurt those of us that had not been out in the last few weeks]
      at the parking lot was break time [ I know I need one]
      then up the road to the yellow gate after a few crater crossings,I do mean crater as in hike a bike.once at the gate the trail from there was the best that all I can say, Great day to ride with the Boys and I did not have to pay $65 at the end of the session.
      one more thing Billy Bob, riding with out a seat make you Tough!!!!!!!!
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 12+ miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=90% Dirt Road=10%
      Mr Bonk a 41 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Snata Cruz Bullit from Funtucky Ca

      Posted:03/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateMills Is Closed-Tried to ride Mills Sunday morning 7am. The chain link gate was locked and a ranger turned me around. But not to fear. We all just headed over to Wheeler and rode Marshal up to the burn area. The Witch is dead! It looks pretty bad up there but I think from the ashes, with time, will be better trails and more challenging single track then before. Lets be smart and we can make it happen.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 10 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=5% Dirt Road=50% Truck Trail=45%
      Fat Eddie a 41 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Giant NRS 3 from Rancho Cucamonga

      Posted:09/30/2002

    • Trail UpdateStill Good-I ride this trail/fireroad at least three times a week,but as of late due to the recent rains and christmas shopping and a million other freekin things the ride time has been minimal.Today went for 3 loops as it is only 5 miles around.The rain has helped to add some character to the trail,and the lose stuff is all but gone.There is a couple plces where you'll tend to pick up a little mud.But this place has to be the best place around for shedding water.After all that rain yesterday and by tomarrow you should be able to ride without collecting any mud.They're continuosly grading the trail so there is nothing to worry about as far as destroying the trail.Sure wish they'd let it go back to nature.It's a nice workout though as it is.Great views and a lot of options.If you want to make a more strenous ride out of it you can take Miller Canyon or just cut over at the gate and head down to Marshall Canyon on the switchbacks,they're a hoot.Riding at night here is really cold though.Even after getting to the top I'm still cold.You can feel the wind coming down off of Mt. Blady and it's plenty cold.I've seen a lot of deer here lately,must be deer season.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 5-15miles Elevation change: 900-1800
      Pain Freak a 46 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized F/S M4 from Fontana,CA

      Posted:12/15/2001

    • Trail UpdateWebb Cyn-Rode there today with the little rain it made the conds perfert!!!!
      A lot of riders out for a rainey day.
      Sonny,Tommy,Barry,Henry,Rob,and myself showed.
      Jimmy would melt if he gets wet!!!!!
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: 12miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=75% Dirt Road=25%
      Mr Bonk a 40 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a too many from Rancho Cucamonga California USA

      Posted:11/11/2001

    • Trail UpdateThe Training Ride-Rode their Sunday with Sonny & Brian.
      The trails in the park have been graded and are hard packed very FAST.
      We dropped in to Marshall were the trails were loose and dusty.
      Then we went to Web Cyn this trail is now back to Expert level riding until it rains
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: 12 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=25% Dirt Road=75%
      MR BONK a 40 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:09/27/2001

    • Trail UpdateMills Bear-In the last two weeks we have seen two different bears there(Mills).I met some of the kids that go to the Webb school the other day, and they tell me that sometimes as many as two or three are on the school grounds on any given night.I like to ride up Marshall,do a loop at Mills,and then take a nice run downhill all the way back to the bottom of Marshall.Can't say I'm going to be doing this alone again at night.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 15miles Elevation change: 1200
      Singletrack=70% Dirt Road=30%
      (M)ike(O)n(A)(B)ike Moab a 45 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a what ever ain't broke from Fontana,CA

      Posted:08/29/2001

    • Trail UpdateWebb Alternates?-Webb downhill is great, finally cleaned the hill without clipping out, 4 foot drop near the bottom looks a lot farther when you're on top. I can't believe we can ride this on a hardtail! Someone about once a month clears out some of the overgrown bushes near the top, which is much appreciated since it still has that hidden mystique. Anyone know of any other good singletrack downhills in the area similar in technicality to webb? An e-mail would be appreciated.
      Ride distance: miles Elevation change:
      Miggy a 16 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a crappy (but it works!) 1999 Trek 7000 from Claremont

      Posted:08/27/2001

    • Trail UpdateSingle Track?-As far as I know they aren't and you're supposed to stay off of them. Ignoring what the folks who say what is and is not acceptable in this area is a good way to get them to make the whole park OFF LIMITS to all of us.
      Mr Natural a 46 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK from Cucamonga

      Posted:06/22/2001

    • Trail UpdateMills-When are the going to open the single tracks? Not that I have not been going down them.
      Ride rating: Beginner
      a Downhiller from Alta Loma,CA

      Posted:06/22/2001

    • Trail UpdateMills Ave And Potato Mountain-I went there to day with the guy`s , We climbed up Burbank to potato ( potato entry is about 3/4 the way up burbank by the water tank go right and climb ) this is a good training ride or just a fun take the single track down it is really fast, barry as usual kicked every one`s @ss ,what`s new, Oh brent did not show up. The weather was great really warm about 72+ @ 7:30 .
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 4,67 miles Elevation change: some
      Singletrack=15% Dirt Road=85%
      Shocktower a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Santa Cruz Bullit from Alta loma

      Posted:04/15/2001

    • Trail UpdateMills Ave.-Rode there today . Cobalt was nice . . . not to rutty.
      rode up Cobalt and down to Marshall. Great ride . . weather was perfect . . only a couple of people on the trails. Some parts of Marshall were very sandy. The creek in nice and full and is a great way to cool off when its warm.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 7 to 8 Miles Elevation change: Up then down
      Singletrack=93% Dirt Road=7%
      Freaky one a 22 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Mongoose hardtail from Pomona

      Posted:03/26/2001

    • Trail UpdateCLAREMONT HILLS WILDERNESS PARK-Rode there on 3-5-2K1 and conditions were perfect. Dry except for the small puddles that are always there. Good grind to the top and a fast downhill.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 5 Elevation change: YES
      Dirt Road=100%
      El Kabong a 46 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 from ~Cucamonga~

      Posted:03/05/2001

    • Trail UpdateBurbank To Marshall To Thompson-I used to live in the area would ride this great loop.
      I would park in the gravel parking lot located at the very top of Indian hill Ave (take that exit off I10).

      Get on yer bike and turn left on to the thompson creek bike path (asphalt). Ride the bike path to the trail head at the top of mills. You will know you are there becuz the bike trail ends at the mills parking lot.
      Enter the wilderness park (fireroad) and go left up Burbank canyon. 1.5 miles later hang a sharp right and keep going up (don't worry you're amost done). You will then go down short hill. You have some opitions coming up.
      There are three single tracks put will dump you into Marshall canyon proper. I am going to give directions to my favorite.
      A short ways after the short downhill the fireroad splits. Go left past the private property sign. The fire road is considered public use, but you must stay on it. You will go up a little then down alot! at the bottom you will see trail that goes right. DO NOT TAKE THIS TRAIL. It will put you in to Marshall Canyon but the next turn of is way funner!!
      Power up the next short hill. You will see another trail of to your right. This is the one you want.
      The water diversion bumps make sweet jumps! Beaware there are a few swicthbacks that can sneak up on you and the trail is occasionally use by horses.

      Enjoy the FAST decent! Take Marshall canyon all the way down to where it ends at the top of Emerald Ave. Back to street riding. Turn left onto the street and follow it around until you come to Basline. Turn left on Baseline. Take Baseline past the 's' curve and down the hill. at the bottom of the hill turn left back on to the thompson creek trail. Take the trail back to you car.
      ...Or do the loop again. I rode this 3 times back to back... Sweeeeet!!!!
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 10.3 miles Elevation change: enough to feel it
      Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=25% Paved Path=25%
      The Mighty Lipito a Cross-Country Rider riding a 95 GT Zaskar from Lake Forest

      Posted:02/18/2001

    • Trail UpdateSAN JUAN SUNDAY MORNING!-Brent and Tom:

      Let's plan on San Juan Sunday morning, no more of this braking into car crap!! Get back to me and if anyone else is interested just email me.

      PS. My knee is F'in killing me, great camera work though and much thanks to Erik, he got some really really funny footage!!!
      Garren a 23 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Xtreme Dean from Phillips Ranch

      Posted:02/12/2001

    • Trail UpdateWEB CYN-Rode there today after the rain tractions is great!!
      roller coster in fine shape, Claraboya cutoff in good cond also!
      Webb has a new jump after the first turn past the drop.
      Ride rating: Expert
      Ride distance: 15 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=75% Dirt Road=25%
      MR BONK a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:02/11/2001

    • Trail UpdateCLAREMONT WILDERNESS PARK-RODE THERE TODAY THE UPPER FREEWAY SECTION IS IN GOOD CONDITION AND VERY FASSSSST .
      I EVEN DOWNHILL JEFF AND HE IS STILL FULL OF GASSSS
      NICE RIDE OVER TO BLAIR WITCH.
      THERE ARE SHEEP AT THE UPPER FREEWAY SECTION ON THE SIDE OF THE HILL.
      MR BONK a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:01/21/2001

    • Trail UpdateWebb Canyon-It was sooooooooo good plenty of grip it`s gotta be the tire`s or maybe the bike ,Now you know why they named it the SANTA CRUZ BULLIT .I just love my new bike it is soooo much fun right brent? oh well it was good for me . Just so you other mtbikers know I met brent on this web site ,if ever you would like to go riding with or fun only group you should e-mail me or brent we ride almost every sunday our group is from 5-13 men and once in a while a woman shows up.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 14.5 Elevation change: up &down
      Singletrack=28% Dirt Road=53%
      tom shocktower a 37 year old Weekend Warrior riding a santa cruz bullit from rancho cucmonga ca

      Posted:01/14/2001

    • Trail UpdateWEBB CYN-RODE THERE TODAY WITH THE RAINS IT WAS GREAT!!!!
      ROLLER COSTER IS A LITTLE RUTTED BUT IN GOOD COND
      WEBB IS TECHO AGAIN!!!!!
      TRY TO CATCH TOMMY BOY ON THE SANTA CRUZ!!!!!!!!
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Singletrack=100%
      BRENT a 39 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK VRX400 from RANCHO CUCAMONGA

      Posted:01/14/2001

    • Trail UpdateWEBB CYN/GIRL SCOUT-RODE THERE THIS MORNING WITH THE RAIN LAST NIGHT IT WAS THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH YOUR PANTS ON!!!!
      BRIAN MADE IT WITH NO DABS SONNY AND JIMMY DID VERY WELL FOR THE FRIST TIME EFIN NEEDS TO RIDE MORE!!
      BARRY NO CRASHES?????
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: 8 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=90% Dirt Road=10%
      MR BONK a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:11/12/2000

    • Trail UpdateWEBB CYN-RODE THERE TODAY WITH LAST NIGHTS RAIN CONDS WERE PERFECT.
      BRIAN WAS RIGHT THERE ALMOST RAN ME OVER .
      BARRY AND HENRY A LITTLE BEHIND.
      ROBERT & TOM GET OUT OF BED NEXT TIME
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: 8 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=80%
      MR BONK a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:10/22/2000

    • Trail UpdateWEBB CYN-RODE THERE TODAY A LITTLE TECH BUT IN GOOD COND LOTS OF RUTS BUT NO DABING.
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: 12 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=5% Paved Path=5% Truck Trail=40%
      MR BONK a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:10/14/2000

    • Trail UpdateBLAIR WITCH HOUSE TRAIL-ANYONE WANT TO RIDE THIS TRAIL SATURDAY 10-14-00
      E MAIL ME I KNOW WERE THE TRAIL IS!!!

      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 12 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=50%
      MR BONK a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:10/10/2000

    • Trail UpdateCWP To Webb Canyon Singletrack-For those of you that appreciate this ride and would like to see it remain open, contact the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy and ask how you can help to preserve Johnson's Pasture. Johnson's Pasture is the low rolling area you ride through to connect burbank to the single track. This area is at risk of being developed. That means loss of trails. The Claremont Wildlands Conservancy is the only group of concerned mtn. bikers, hikers and open space enthusiasts making an effort to preserve this area. Get involved or don't bitch about trail access. Also, make sure you are showing some respect for all who use these trails. There is strength in numbers on this issue.
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: 8.5 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=50% Truck Trail=50%
      Chris a 31 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Cannondale Hardtail from Claremont

      Posted:09/04/2000

    • Trail UpdateWebb Cyn-Rode there today it is in great cond
      when you it the fire road at the bottom turn right stay to the right till you get to a single track
      go up the single track this will take you about 1/2 way up it's a good climb,
      we then went over to girl scout there ia a few over grown bushes but it also was a great ride.
      Ride rating: Expert
      Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=50%
      MR BONK a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:09/03/2000

    • Trail UpdateThank You Rain/Mist!!-Hey just had to rave about the trails this morning. The rain last night was much needed on the trails and boy was it sweet! Being one of the first riders up there this morning, making new tracks was excellent. You could actually haul butt around the switchbacks with no dust and actually have great traction. Okay enough of that, just got a little excited! Have a great one and see you on the trails.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      GQMTRDR a 23 year old Racer riding a Crash and Fail Cannondale from Phillips Ranch

      Posted:08/29/2000

    • Trail UpdateWEB CYN-FOR YOUR INFO THIS TRAIL WILL SOON BE HOUSES
      EVERYTHING FROM THE WILDERNESS PARK EAST TO THE SCHOOL WILL BE HOUSES.
      THE ONLY THING THAT IS STOPING THEM IS THE CHURH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TRAIL.
      SO BE REAL NICE TO THE PEOPLE AT THE CHURCH !!!!!
      Ride rating: Expert
      Singletrack=100%
      NIGHT RIDER a 39 year old Weekend Warrior

      Posted:08/25/2000

    • Trail UpdateCHUPA CABRA TRAIL-THIS IS THE HOME OF THE CHUPA CABRAS
      WHEN YOU PAST THE 4 FOOT DROP STOP AND LOOK TO THE LEFT OVER ABOUT 50FT IN THE BUSHES THERE IS ABOUT 4 OR 5 OF THEM , THE BEST TIME TO SEE THEM IS ATOUT 6:00PM
      DONT LET THEM SEE THE CAMERA THEY ARE VERY CAMERA SHY.
      Ride rating: Expert
      Singletrack=100%
      THRILL SEEKER a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek vrx400 from Rancho cucamonga

      Posted:08/24/2000

    • Trail UpdateWHY?-Humans are like cats...if you tell them not to do something, but can't explain why, they're gonna do it anyway just out of sheer curiosity.

      Now, care to explain yourself? Is it some kind of Indian burial ground? A new-age religious center? A nuclear waste dump? Is it actually PRIVATE PROPERTY???

      I'll never ride there - it's not in my neighborhood - but I'd like to know if I stand a chance of getting a picture of a Chupa Cabra or something if I go there.
      Tom Kenney a 32 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Klein Pinnacle from Reseda, CA

      Posted:08/23/2000

    • Trail UpdateMills...a.k.a Bowden Pass-upon failing to convince a select few to staw away from this area (thank you el santo), i now need to address a larger audience. stay away please. this is a dangerous place, it is a private,sacred place. please respect that.

      G.B.

      Posted:08/23/2000

    • Trail UpdateWebb Canyon Loop-Follow the directions above and park at the wilderness park parking lot. Get on your ride, and start riding north on the fireroad. Make your first left, which is Burbank Fireroad (straight is Cobal Fireroad). Keep climbing Burbank for awhile, and you will eventually get to a ĎTí in the road. Take the left side (the right fork leads, eventually, to Cobal), and climb some more. After here, it is all right turns at the subsequent forks, if memory serves correctly. However, if I am wrong and you wind up taking a wrong turn, you will wind up at a dead end or a paved road and will be forced to climb back up. No big deal. There is some nice singletrack side action off the fireroad, so donít be afraid to exlplore a bit. Eventually you will reach a powerline that is immediately to the left of the fireroad. If you look to the left of the powerline there is a snaking singletrack that heads down. This is the opening to Webb trail- lots of fun, steep ST with a few 6í terraces towards the bottom that will sneak up and you and kill you if you arenít careful (seriously, watch out for these... my friend who wins expert-class XC races flew off one of these and wound up breaking his brand-spankiní new helmet in 6 places). The ST will give way to a fireroad, and make a left. Follow this back to Thompson Creek trail (this is a paved bike path that travels aside a creek for a few miles) and make another left, following this back to your car. Do this loop 3-4 times, or until you canít feel your legs anymore. My only complaint about Webb trail is the length. It is a fun descent that should be managable by any upper-intermediate to advanced rider.

      As far as the spooky folklore about this place, don't believe the hype. This is great mountain biking... just avoid it on a hot, smoggy day (ie. August). And stop by Bud's bike shop in town for a map, maybe even buy something. Too few small bike shops around these days. Very good people there.

      Be the ball, people.

      Ride rating: Advanced
      El Santo URL: topographic map of the area

      Posted:08/23/2000

    • Trail UpdateClairmont Wilerness Park-rode there last sunday condions are great
      lots of hikers, weather condions is why we live in so cal .
      Ride rating: Beginner
      Ride distance: 5.5 miles Elevation change:
      Dirt Road=100%
      MR BONK a 38 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Y22 from RANCHO HA HA CALIF

      Posted:03/17/2000

    • Trail UpdateMills Ave.-we road mills loop this morning,good workout,no problems, fire road in great shape. good fun!!!! ;-]
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: miles 5.5 Elevation change:
      Dirt Road=100%
      tom a 54 year old from covina

      Posted:11/20/1999

    • Trail UpdateClaremont Wilderness Park-I rode this area Friday afternoon 10-29-99. It was dry and dusty with plenty of fresh dog and horse droppings. There are no signs about the park being closed to mountain biking. I contacted the City of Claremont on Monday AM 11-1-99 in regards to the prior posting. They informed me that any information stating that the park is closed to biking is completely incorrect. Any Park Rangers that are telling anyone this should be reported to the city Parks Department.
      DG riding a Zetec Comp from Upland

      Posted:11/01/1999

    • Trail UpdateHarriet-The trail is now closed permanently to bikes. The Ranger said it was due to people riding it while it was temporarily closed. Thanks a lot. Now only dog walkers and horse riders can use it.
      Harriet a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a FSR

      Posted:10/25/1999

    • Trail UpdateClaremont Wilderness Park-The Park is now open again!..Thanks for the last posting which indicated that the park was closed. It saved me a trip!
      XC Rider a 32 year old Weekend Warrior

      Posted:10/24/1999

    • Trail UpdateClaremont Wilderness Park CLOSED-The park is closed till the weather cools down do to fire hazards.
      Marshell cyn is still open!!!!!!!!
      Dirt Road=100%

      Posted:10/14/1999

    • Trail UpdatePotato Mountain-This road was just grade this week do to the fire of last week. It is nice and smooth with no ruts.
      there is some loooooose dirt in some spots.
      Ride distance: 8.8 miles round trip from mills Elevation change:
      Truck Trail=100%
      MR Bonk a 38 year old Weekend Warrior riding a y-22 from Upland Ca

      Posted:09/01/1999

    • Trail UpdateMike-The trail has recently been graded. Most of the ruts have been elimated, especially the big ones on cobalt. However, there are many soft areas and lots of loose rocks. I rode the trail three times over the long weekend. If you ride late morning to late afternoon expect to encounter many hikers with their dogs off-leash. The trail now has posted areas due to rider creating new trails which could lead to the traiks being closed to us.
      Singletrack=5% Dirt Road=95%
      Mike a 49 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Stumpjumper from Alta Loma

      Posted:06/03/1999

    • Trail UpdateMills Loop-Thanks to the human gophers that cut a single track in the Mills Loop area, there is a group of people attempting to exclude Mtn Biking from the Mills Loop. Whoever is responsible for cutting the single tracks into the hillside should be forced to ride Sunset top to bottom without a saddle. We need to watch our speed on the downhills and be super polite when overtaking hikers. These people are bent out of shape and don't want us around.

      Mills is a great trail, lets keep it that way!!!!

      Posted:05/17/1999

    • Trail UpdateJimbeau-Yesterday (5-4-99) the conditions were excellent -- mega traction and very little mud. Until you get to the Marshall Canyon gate, it's 100% fireroad....far from advanced riding. You will be climbing for about 4 miles. This is another area to avoid during and immediately after a rain. PLEASE be cautious....many hikers and equestrirans use this area. Let's not force "them" to shut us out.
      Dirt Road=99% Truck Trail=01%
      Jimbeau a 44 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Mantra Comp from SoCal

      Posted:05/05/1999

    • Trail UpdateDtrek-I am from Rancho Cucamonga, we ride marchall canyon frequently. Funnest place to ride yet. Just rode it Sunday 4-25-99 it was awesome. Muddy conditions. Alot of sliding around, alittle heavier on the climb because of the mud but still one hell of a ride. Might be even more muddy since we got some heavy showers yesterday 428/99. So fellow mountain bikers enjoy and be safe.
      Singletrack=65% Dirt Road=35%
      David Guerrero a 25 year old Weekend Warrior riding a TREK 8000 from Rancho Cucamonga, CA .ca.us

      Posted:04/29/1999

    • Trail UpdateClaremont Wilderness Park-SPREAD THE WORD!!!
      The single tracks commonly known as Itchy & Scratchy and Middle Finger are now CLOSED to everyone!!! Please do not ride these trails anymore! Or they can and will close the whole park to Mt Bikers. Also there is NO NIGHT RIDING in this park. PLEASE HELP US KEEP THE PARK OPEN TO MT BIKERS
      Freind of Mt Bikers a Die-hard Enthusiast from Claremont

      Posted:04/22/1999

    • Trail UpdateWilderness Park Trailhead Rides-Being a Claremont native, I ride here 3x per week. Great variety and great views. Ride through the gate, past the port-a-potty on your right and then down and up crossing a stream to reach the "Y" and here's where your options begins. I'll give you three:
      1) The Loop (Novice-Intermediate): Turn left and go up Burbank Canyon. It is tougher at first, but an easier uphill than Cobal whereas Cobal is the easier downhill to navigate. Two trail decisions: a) take the sharp curve uphill to the right instead of going left. b) at the top, go straight instead of veering left and sharply uphill. Several great viewpoints -- one towards LA/Pasadena and one towards Catalina/Ocean. When you get to the gate on your left, you only have one more uphill to go and then it's down Cobal.
      Around 45-50 minutes riding time for intermediate and 30-35 for advanced. Note: Be careful of hikers when going downhill, especially those who like to walk hand-in-hand up the middle of the trail (usually early am or sunset). :)

      2) Loop/Marshall Canyon/Loop(Intermediate-Advanced): Go left at the "Y" and up Burbank as above, but at the gate turn left, go past the gate and head downhill on the Marshall Canyon trail. Definitely bring a map your first time as there are too many trail splits for me to mention here. However, lots of challenging single track options, and be careful, you never know when they'll be newly graded and therefore soft. Turn around, come back up past the gate and turn left to finish the rest of the Loop.
      Depending on where you turn around on Marshall Canyon, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours riding time for intermediate and 1 1/4 to 2 hours for advanced.
      Note: Be careful of and respectful of horse riders in the Marshall Canyon trail or we might get banned in the future.

      3) POTATOE (Advanced): Nothing too technical here, just a lot of brutal hills; great training for the Advanced rider. Start by going straight at the "Y" up Cobal Canyon road. About a 1 to 1/2 miles up, you'll see a major split. Instead of following the loop up to the left, go straight. After this short, steep uphill, you'll have some easy riding for 1/2 a mile. But don't get used to it for that is followed with about a 1 to 1 1/2 miles of consistant uphill (be sure to stay to the left at the first split you see and then to the right and sharply uphill at the "Saddle"). Then, when you come around a left bend and see the split, drop into 1st, veer right and power up "the Saddle". If you thought that was tough, take a long break. After a short, steep downhill (and be careful, the dirt is very loose hill, you will be going up POTATOE and her "Seven Sisters". The "Seven Sisters" are seven killer 70 yard uphills with about a five yard flat area before each one. THEN, the last uphill is the steepest of all and has a very loose, rocky area through which I only make it about 1/2 the time. The challenge for the advanced rider here is to ride all the way up without stopping and make it through that last uphill. The top is very rewarding; however. On the best days, you can just make out Catalina! Warning: never do this ride in the middle of the day or probably anytime it is over 80 degrees.
      Singletrack=40% Dirt Road=10% Truck Trail=40%
      Randy Fowler a 40 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a '98 FSR Extreme from Claremont

      Posted:11/07/1998

    • Trail UpdateERIC ESPARZA-rode here june 2 98 spent two weeks in cali. lots of trails one of my fav.
      Singletrack=60% Dirt Road=40%
      ERIC ESPARZA a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a ROCKY MOUNTAIN from SAN ANTONIO TX

      Posted:07/04/1998

    • Trail UpdateERIC ESPARZA-rode here june 2 98 spent two weeks in cali. lots of trails one of my fav.
      Singletrack=60% Dirt Road=40%
      ERIC ESPARZA a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a ROCKY MOUNTAIN from SAN ANTONIO TX

      Posted:07/04/1998

    • Trail UpdateThe Loop-

      Posted:07/04/1998


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