Javelina and Ridgeline Loop

A particularly scenic loop from Beverly Canyon Trailhead, with some challenging terrain.

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
5.6 km
Ascent
207 m
Descent
208 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
376 m
High Point
524 m
Gradient
Javelina and Ridgeline Loop Map

On this loop, you'll run the entire Ridgeline Trail, connecting with Javelina Canyon Trail. To really run the whole thing would be quite impressive, though, as there are some very steep and loose sections along the ridgeline. Regardless, it's a great workout with fantastic views over the Valley.

Description

Run Javelina Canyon first if you want to warm up before tackling the Ridgeline. Javelina is a gradual ascent that stays shady in the morning. If you want to beat the heat and put in work first thing in the morning, take the Ridgeline first and finish on Javelina.

Difficulty

Difficult

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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