“An off-trail route that takes you through Zuma Canyon to the Zuma-Edison Fire Road.”
— John McKinney
Be aware that this route is not a maintained trail and requires scrambling over boulders for the majority of the 1.7-mile run.
Runners should expect to spend a majority of time on this trail scrambling over mid-large sized boulders.
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