Skyline Motorway Verdugo Mountains- Mountain Biking

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Summary

Enjoy this small suburban adventure that you will not regret!

Written by

Taylor Reilly

Distance

6.1 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

10.2 miles

Difficulty

4 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours

2-3 hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

Land Website

Skyline Motorway

Review

Intro

This 6.1 mile round trip takes you on an old abandoned fire road called the Skyline Motorway. The trail has spectacular views of the skyline of downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Studio City, and Burbank. This route has many spur trails giving a rider many options to take. 

What Makes It Great

The fire road is no longer accessible to vehicles, as it has become overgrown with lots of spiky plants, so be sure to wear long pants during your ride. The trail is very exposed high on the ridge, and can be very hot during summer months, so bring lots of water. This trail is moderate, but climbs 1600 ft. in the first 3 miles, so can be a real challenge for some. That being said, the downhill is guaranteed to make it all worth it! Enjoy this small suburban adventure that you will not regret!

Who is Going to Love It

It's a good trail for those who want a good climb. It may be a bit challenging for beginners. The trail has some fun technical obstacles and wooden bridges. The views of the city are spectacular and well worth the visit. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

From Interstate 5, take Exit 146A (Olive Avenue). Follow Olive Avenue north 1.2 miles to its terminus where it becomes Country Club Drive. Follow this a few hundred feet and go right on South Via Montana. Park 0.25 miles farther near the junction of East Tujunga and South Via Montana. 

Location

Skyline Motorway Verdugo Mountains

South Via Montana & East Tujunga Avenue
Burbank, CA, 91501
34.1953, -118.29371

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