Socal - Los Angeles County - Tujunga NickNames: #StoneCanyonTrail
Get off the 210 at Sunland, going east. Take a left on
Oro Vista, which becomes Big Tujunga Canyon Road.
Park at the Wildwood Campground site.
Stone Canyon Trail starts from the far east end of the
campground parking. Go 100 yards east of the
pavement, then cross the river (there are plenty of trail
stones except after heavy rain). Then go left another
200 yards until you see a rugged trail on your right with
many loose rocks heading up the east side of the
Stone Canyon wash.
If you want to only bike down Stone Canyon, the top
trailhead is just west of the top of Lukens. When the
Haines Canyon Fire Road makes a u-turn down to the
southeast, Stone Canyon is straight ahead.
I've gotta ride this one SOON!
SAK a 33 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Klein Att Comp from Tujunga URL: Trails of the Verdugo Foothills
Climbing the Stone Cyn. singletrack is not a realistic option- the trail loses about 3300' evevation in 3.5 miles. I had hoped it would be a screamer of a downhill, but while the top half mile is quite rocky and technical, it quickly becomes buffed out, a little off camber, and switches back 36,000 times. In my opinion, there are far more challenging and rewarding rides in the San Gabriels than this one (if you want a similar climb to haines, go to Mt. Wilson Toll rd, if you want a similar DH to Stone, head to Ken Burton or Josephine Saddle).
My final bit of info is that this trail has been entirely restored and maintained by only *one* very committed volunteer named Matt Maxon. I guess the USFS doesn't have the funds or personnel to maintain the trail. If you do ride Stone be courteous- the trail wouldn't exist if it weren't for his herculean efforts.
Be the ball.
Ride rating: Advanced