Talepop Loop

 6 votes

4.2 Miles 6.8 Kilometers

 

93% 

Runnable

95%

Singletrack

426' 130 m

Ascent

-426' -130 m

Descent

1,036' 316 m

High

622' 189 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Minor Issues

58 days agoUpdate

This a fun singletrack with a challenging mile long climb.

Janna Williams

Overview

This run is a fun singletrack which connects to many trails. There are beautiful views when you get to the top of the climb and then you get to enjoy rolling hills before descending back down.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

All creek crossing have bridges. Water and restrooms at the start. The restrooms usually do not open until 8:00 a.m. (sometimes it can be earlier). Mostly open with some shade.

Runner Notes

Some part of the trail are technical. Trails are very well groomed.

Description

There is plenty of parking in the parking lot at Juan Bautista De Anza Park. The trailhead is behind the community center to the right of the building. The start is singletrack and it is a gradual climb which gives you a nice warm-up before the first real climb.

You'll cross a bridge and make a right turn onto the Talepop Trail. This climb is about 1-mile long and totally manageable. Once you get to the top, you'll continue and enjoy rolling climbs before you come to an intersection with the Liberty Canyon Trail. Turn left here and then hit Talepop Trail again. Talepop gradually rises back to the parking area, skirting the mountain you just climbed!

Flora & Fauna

The trail is mostly grasslands and oak trees and in the spring lots of mustard seed.

History & Background

The Anza Expedition camped at a site Anza called Agua Escondida (hidden water) on February 22, 1776. The historic campsite was located in the Las Virgines Valley in the present day city of Calabasas, Calif. The expedition and campsite are commemorated with a scenic recreation trail as well as a local park bearing Anzas name.

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Jun 27, 2017
John Searing
Jun 25, 2017
Ernesto ColĂ­n
Hot. Overgrown. Stinging thorns. Nice park(ing) 3.7mi
Apr 5, 2017
Mike Zenobi
Dec 9, 2016
Perry Cortell
Everything is brown and dry. Trail is hard packed but not too rutted from the mtb crowd. 4.2mi

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Minor Issues 58 days ago
Dry - Dry overgrowth. Stinging thorns.
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