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Closed Trails

This list shows trails that are closed to bicycles, or that used to be. Please do not ride on these trails. If you really would like to ride on any of these trails, why not join us in helping to ensure access to all suitable trails for all trail users?

Note that trails are listed by area and land manager. We try to be comprehensive for these areas, but we may have missed some. Do not assume that a trail is open to riding just because it is not on this list!

This list does not generally show trails that are open to mountain biking, but some regions are  mentioned where all trails are open so you know we haven't overlooked it. On the other hand, some areas, such as Tuna Canyon, have been ommitted because we have insufficient information on which trails are closed in those areas.

The areas are ordered generally east to west.

Index to the regions listed below




 

City of Los Angeles

Land Manager: City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks (Official Website)
Notes:
All trails are closed in LA city parks despite years of CORBA and local community efforts to have them opened to mountain bikes. Check the list of LA City Parks to see if a trailed area near you bans biking.

Runyun Canyon
Land Manager: City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks (Official Website)
Notes: All trails in this area is closed to bicycles and equestrians
Location:
Between Mulholland Dr and Hollywood Blvd, at 2000 N. Fuller Ave, Los Angeles

Trail

Status

Runyon Canyon Road

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Solar Drive

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Unnamed Trails

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Fryman Canyon
Land Manager: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes: All trails in this area is Closed to Bicycles and equestrians
Location:
North of Mulholland Drive, a little west of Laurel Canyon Blvd

Trail

Status

Dearing Mountain Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Betty B. Dearing Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Unnamed Trails

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Wilacre Park to Franklin Canyon Park
Land Manager: City of LA Dept of Recreation and Parks, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and National Park Service
Notes: Almost all trails in these areas are Closed to Bicycles and equestrians
Location:
Wilacre Park - North-east of Mulholland Dr, west of Laurel Canyon Blvd, west of Fryman Rd. (Official Website)
Franklin Canyon Park - West of Coldwater Canyon Dr at N Beverly Dr (Official Website)

Trail

Status

Betty B. Dearing Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Maxwell Fireroad

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Unnamed Wilacre Park Trails

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Berman Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Blinderman Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Chernoff Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Franklin Canyon Drive (paved)

Open to bicycles

Unnamed Franklin Canyon Trails

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Ranch Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Hastain Trail

Open to bicycles

Discovery Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Connector Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Hastain Trail Connector

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Westridge - Canyonback Park
Land Manager: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (Official Website)
Notes: All trails in this area are Open to Bicycles.
Location: Between Mulholland and Sunset Blvd, around Mandeville Canyon Rd, in Encino

Topanga State Park
Will Rogers State Historic Park

Land Manager: California State Parks
Location: Topanga SP - Generally south of Dirt Mulholland and surrounds Pacific Pallisades at the south (Official Website)
Will Rogers SHP - South-west corner of Topanga SP, Sunset Blvd at Will Rogers State Park Rd (Official Website)

Trail

Status

Dead Horse Trail

Closed to Bicycles

92 Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Musch Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Santa Ynez Canyon Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Los Liones Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Waterfall Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Garapito Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Rita Walters Trail

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts
(This singletrack runs parallel to Fireroad 29 at the south end of Reseda Blvd)

Bent Arrow Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Rogers Road (Backbone Trail)

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

Temescal Ridge Trail (south of the Via la Costa Trailhead in Pacific Palisades)

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Bienveneda Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Leacock Memorial Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Temescal Canyon Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Temescal-Will Rogers Connector

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Rustic Canyon Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Betty Rogers Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Will Rogers Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Polo Field Connector

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

 

 

 

 

Mulholland Gateway Park
Land Manager: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (Official Website)
Location: Immediately north and north-west of Topanga State Park

Trail

Status

Topanga/Henry Ridge Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Red Rock Canyon
Land Manager: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (Official Website)
Location: West of Old Topanga Canyon Rd at 23601 West Red Rock Canyon Rd in Topanga

Trail

Status

Red Rock - Cali Camp Connector

Closed to Bicycles

Stunt Ranch
Land Manager: Mountains Restoration Trust (Official Website, or this Official Website)
Notes: Almost all trails in this area are closed to mountain biking
Location: South-west of Mulholland at Stunt Rd, north of Saddle Peak Rd in Calabasas

Trail

Status

Cold Creek Canyon Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Cold Creek Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Deer Grass Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Cold Creek Valley Preserve

Closed to Bicycles

Saddle Peak Area
Land Managers: California State Parks, National Park Service, Mountains Restoration Trust (Official Website)
Notes: The entire Backbone Trail in this area is Closed to Bicycles.
Location: This area encompasses the Backbone Trail between Malibu Canyon Rd and Topanga Rd.

Trail

Status

Piuma Ridge (Backbone) Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Saddle Peak (Backbone) Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Backbone Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Fossil Ridge (Backbone) Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Hondo Canyon (Backbone) Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Solstice Canyon
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes: Only one paved road is open to bicycles
Location: 23815 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu

Trail

Status

Dry Canyon Trail

Closed to Bicycles

El Nido Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Rising Sun Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Deer Valley Loop Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Sostomo Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Malibu Creek State Park
Land Manager: California State Parks (Official Website)
Notes: About half the trails in this area are Open to Bicycles.
Location: West of Las Virgenes Rd / Malibu Canyon Rd in Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Malibu

Trail

Status

Lost Cabin Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Lake Vista Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Deer Leg Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Yearling Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Cage Creek Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Lookout Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Cistern Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Phantom Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Talepop Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Tapia Spur Trail

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

Paramount Ranch
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes: All trails in this area are Open to Bicycles.
Location: West of Cornell Rd in Agoura, north-west of Malibu Creek State Park

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
(AKA Ahmanson Ranch)

Land Manger: Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (Official Website)
Notes: All trails in this area are Open to Bicycles.
Location: Between Cheeseboro Canyon to the west and Victory Blvd in Woodland Hills, north of Las Virgenes Canyon Rd

Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes: All trails are open in this area except Baleen Wall Trail
Location: Chesbro Rd in the south to Albertson Fireroad in the north, in Agoura Hills

Trail

Status

Baleen Wall Trail

Closed to Bicycles

City of Simi Valley
Land Manager: Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District (Official Website)
Notes: All RSRPD trails are Open to Bicycles, in part due to CORBA's efforts.
Location: Simi Valley is located in Ventura County, north of Thousand Oaks.

Peter Strauss Ranch
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes: All trails are Closed to Bicycles.
Location: South of Mulholland Hwy at Troutdale Dr in Agoura

Rocky Oaks
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes: All trails in this area are Open to Bicycles.
Location: North-west corner of Kanan Rd and Mulholland Hwy in Malibu

Zuma / Trancas Canyons / Castro Crest
Land Manager: National Park Service
Location: Zuma/Trancas - West of Kanan-Dume Rd, south of Mulholland Hwy, east of Decker Canyon Rd in Malibu (Official Website)
Castro Crest is between Zuma/Trancas and Malibu Creek State Park (Official Website)

Trail

Status

Zuma Canyon Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Scenic Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Canyon View Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Ocean View Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Zuma Loop Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Backbone Trail (Corral Cyn to Latigo)

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

Backbone Trail (Latigo to Kanan)

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

Backbone Trail (west of Kanan)

Built as a multi-use trail due to CORBA's efforts

Point Dume State Preserve
Land Manager: California State Parks (Official Website)
Notes: All trails are Closed to Bicycles and equestrians
Location: South-west end of Cliffside Drive in Malibu

Charmlee Park
Land Manager: City of Malibu (Official Website)
Notes: All trails in this area are Open to Bicycles.
Location: On Carmichael Rd, 3.8 miles up Encinal Canyon Rd from the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu

Arroyo Sequit
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes: All trails are closed to bicycles
Location: On Mason Road, 5.6 miles up Mulholland Highway from the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu

Trail

Status

The Arroyo Sequit Loop Trail

Closed to Bicycles and half closed to Equestrians

Leo Carrillo State Park
Land Manager: California State Parks (Official Website)
Location: Between Mulholland Hwy and Decker Canyon Rd in Malibu

Malibu Springs
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Location: Immediately north of Leo Carrillo State Park
Notes: All trails except for the two fireroads Nicholas Ridge Mtwy and Yellow Hill Fireroad are Closed to Bicycles in these two areas

Trail

Status

Malibu Springs Trail/South Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Nicholas Flat Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Willow Creek Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Ridge Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Meadow Trail

Closed to Bicycles

City of Thousand Oaks
Land Manager: Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA; Official Website)
Notes: All COSCA trails are Open to Bicycles, in part due to CORBA's efforts, with the following exceptions
Location: In the Conejo Valley in Ventura County, west of Agoura Hills

Trail

Status

Wildwood Park: Moonridge Trail (south-west of the main parking area)

Closed to Bicycles and equestrians for safety reasons

Wildwood Park: Moonridge Trail (south-east of the main parking area)

Open to Bicycles, in part due to CORBA's efforts

Santa Rosa Valley
Land Manager: Santa Rosa Valley Trails, Inc. (Official Website)
Notes: All SRVTI trails are Open to Bicycles, in part due to CORBA's efforts
Location: The Santa Rosa Valley in Ventura County is between the cities of Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Camarillo.

Circle X Ranch
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes:  All trails except for the Sandstone Peak and Yerba Buena segments of the Backbone Trail are closed to bicycles
Location: Along Yerba Buena Rd in Ventura County, immediately east of Pt Mugu State Park

Trail

Status

Mishe Mokwa Trail and Backbone connector

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Tripeaks Trail

Closed to Bicycles (enters wilderness area)

Chamberlain Trail

Closed to Bicycles (enters wilderness area)

Grotto Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Canyon ViewTrail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Backbone Trail, Yerba Buena segment

Built as a multi-use trail due to CORBA's efforts

Point Mugu State Park
Land Manager: California State Parks (Official Website)
Location: At the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains, this area is bordered by the Pacific Coast Hwy to the south, Circle X Ranch to the east and Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa to the north.

Boney Mountain State Wilderness Area
Notes: The State Wilderness Area borders Sycamore Canyon Fireroad on the west. All trails east of it are off limits to bikes.

Sycamore Canyon
Notes: Most trails in Sycamore Canyon are Open to Bicycles

Trail

Status

Hidden Pond Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Coyote Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Fireline Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Upper Sycamore Trail

Closed to Bicycles because it is in the Boney Mountain State Wilderness Area

Wood Canyon Vista Trail (Backbone)

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

North Overlook Fireroad

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

Guadalasca Trail

Built as a multi-use trail due to CORBA's efforts

Two Foxes Trail

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

Sin Nombre Trail

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

La Jolla Valley
Notes: All trails in La Jolla Valley are closed to bikes except La Jolla Valley Fireroad

Trail

Status

Ray Miller Trail

Closed to Bicycles

La Jolla Canyon Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

Chumash Trail

Closed to Bicycles and Equestrians

La Jolla Valley Loop Trail

Closed to Bicycles

La Jolla Valley Center Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Mugu Peak Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Mugu Peak Direct Trail

Closed to Bicycles

Pond Trail

Closed to Bicycles

 

Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa
Land Manager: National Park Service (Official Website)
Notes: All trails in the Chumash Satwiwa area are off limits to bikes and equestrians.
Location: This is between Potrero Rd and Pt Mugu State Park in Newbury Park (Thousand Oaks)

Trail

Status

Rancho Sierra Vista West Singletrack Connector (Ranch Overlook Trail)

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

Rancho Sierra Vista East Singletrack Connector (Wendy Trail)

Formerly closed, now open to bicycles due to CORBA's efforts

 


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