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Talepop Loop

Intermediate

Trail

4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 426' 130 m
Descent: -426' -130 m
High: 1,036' 316 m
Low: 622' 189 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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This a fun singletrack with a challenging mile long climb.

Janna Williams

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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.

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 Colín
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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Almost done - last short climb!
Feb 16, 2016 near Agoura, CA
These fields are usually brown in the summer, but during the spring after the rains, it is beautiful!
Feb 16, 2016 near Agoura, CA
Those are poppies on the hill! This is the view looking to the right right before you cross your first bridge.
Feb 16, 2016 near Agoura, CA
This is looking down "The Nasty One." Turn around and enjoy the views behind you! Looking towards the Ocean and Malibu Creek State Park.
Feb 16, 2016 near Agoura, CA
After you finish your first climb, you get to enjoy this descent! (and the views).
Feb 16, 2016 near Agoura, CA
Going back towards the start. The area can be amazingly green in the spring.
Feb 16, 2016 near Agoura, CA

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