2.6 miles
639 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running

5 months ago

I was torn between a 3 and 4 rating, but opted for a 3 based on the condition of some parts of the trail. This area was aggressively defended during the La Tuna Fire and fire breaks were cut all about the trail. Now erosion is starting to take its toll. Dont be fooled though, this is a cool trail and offered some pleasant surprises. Seeing the burn area recover up close is absolutely fascinating. I would absolutely suggest this trail, but I would give a heads up on two items. First, the trail head does not originate from the Theodore Payne Foundation, but from about two blocks away. Second, be ready to work right out of the gate because 70% of your elevation gain is in the first .2 miles. l made the conscious decision not to bring my trekking poles and regretted it almost immedately.