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Zuma Canyon Route

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Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 518' 158 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 727' 222 m
Low: 210' 64 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

An off-trail route that takes you through Zuma Canyon to the Zuma-Edison Fire Road.

John McKinney

Features River/Creek

Be aware that this route is not a maintained trail and requires scrambling over boulders for the majority of the 1.7-mile run.

Runner Notes

Runners should expect to spend a majority of time on this trail scrambling over mid-large sized boulders.

Description

This route begins at the end of the Zuma Canyon Trail and heads north through Zuma Canyon as it follows Zuma Creek. Since this route is not a maintained trail, running this portion of the canyon can be slow and strenuous at times. Throughout the whole trail, you'll be running up and over a variety of boulders, some of which are the size of a truck. After running for 1.7 miles, likely at the slow pace of 1 mph, you'll finally reach the Zuma-Edison Fire Road. At this point the Zuma Canyon Route comes to an end, and you can either return along the same route or link up with the Zuma-Edison Fire Road to extend your run.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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