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Bike trails in Los Angeles? Although we live in the land of the car culture, you can still find scenic places to take your mountain bike for a spin. With weather being almost always perfect, it’s a terrific time to take a ride whenever in the hills. So, before you fire up that gas-guzzling car, consider taking a peddle-powered journey instead. Go and see places you may not be able to see from your car window
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(credit: Peter Istvan/shutterstock)


Rocky Peak
www.lamountains.com/parks

Take in this approximately five mile trip which extends over 1,000 feet at its highest point and into the over 2,000-foot summit of Rocky Peak Park in the Santa Susana Mountains. This route is situated between Chatsworth and Simi Valley and is a especially great spot if you live in the valley.

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(credit: Candace L./yelp)


Caballero Canyon Trial
trails.lacounty.gov

Another angle to ride and view the valley is via the Caballero Canyon Trail, which is found in the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s a four-mile journey that goes up the canyon on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains, which will give you views of the San Fernando Valley. This perspective might make you feel like you’re partly in the valley.

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(credit: Joy Bitonio)


Eagle Rock from Trippet Ranch
www.hikespeak.com/trails/eagle-rock-topanga-state-park

It’s highly likely there are still many folks living in Southern California that don’t even know the community of Eagle Rock was named after an actual rock. But it’s there, right off the 210 freeway. This bike route features a four-mile ride up Eagle Springs Fire Road, which also leads to a very cool sandstone summit in Topanga State Park. You may be able to see the rock from the freeway, too. So, take this nature trail instead of living life in the fast lane by taking the roads.

Related: Best Biking Trails In Los Angeles

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(credit: David D./yelp)


Mandeville Canyon To San Vicente Loop
www.hikespeak.com

This five-mile bike excursion mixes together a few trails. Begin by taking a DWP road up to Westridge to visit San Vicente Mountain and then cross Mulholland Drive and Canyonback Ridge to return to Mandeville Canyon via Hollyhock Fire Road. As you travel across Mulholland Drive, you will be biking through an important section from LA’s history. This biking trip is both scenic and historical.

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(credit: maxpro/shutterstock)


Mesa Peak from Corral Canyon Road
www.hikespeak.com

There are few more truly Californian sites like Malibu. This six-and-a-half mile route will place you along a ridge naturally decorated with sandstone sights as you get right up next to a peak with ocean views overlooking beautiful Malibu. You also have the option of shortening your outing to just over a five mile round trip by finishing at a crest above Mesa Peak with its can’t-miss boulder.

Related: Great Bike Paths For Kids in LA

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