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Turnbull Canyon Trail

 2 votes

Length

1.2 Miles 2.0 Kilometers

94%

Runnable

Doubletrack

Elevation

336' 103 m

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Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

906' 276 m

High

569' 174 m

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A wide, easy dirt road that is sun-exposed at the bottom, then mostly tree-covered at the top.

David Gregg

Overview

Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Pay attention and ALWAYS keep your eyes up-trail. The upper half is called "Freeway" by the mountain bikers who can reach 35-40mph!

Description

20+ feet wide, this dirt road is the main entrance to Turnbull and can get a lot of traffic on the weekends. More than half a mile uphill, the road turns left and heads up a steep hill. Even though it looks like the same road, that's where it changes name to Sumac Trail. If you want to stay on Turnbull Canyon Trail, take the right split and then turn left under the huge oak tree.

From the big tree to the top, it's a pleasant, mostly tree-covered road that gets much less traffic. Most visitors to Turnbull don't even know there's a trail up this way.

When the dirt road exits the trees, turning sharply left and uphill, there's an uphill singletrack split on the right, Turnbull Canyon Trail (Singletrack). According to area maps, this is actually the same trail but the change of trail-type and difficulty I think warrants separation.

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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