Beaudry Fire Road - Trail, Glendale / Montrose, California

Beaudry Fire Road - Trail, Glendale / Montrose, California

DESCRIPTION

Climb the short steep pavement section and go around the gate. The fire road will quickly steepen. At .50 miles stay right and ahead. You quickly gain elevation and notice the nice views of million dollor homes down below. You'll soon pass the red and white radio towers on your left and at mile 2.5 the grade eases up tremendously. Around mile 3 you will see an old bus bench and a street sign! You can go ahead and take a break here. Views of Los Angeles, Burbank, Tujunga all around you. You can continue on the fire road, since you have only pedaled 3 miles to get here. The fire road is of a rolling nature until you reach mile 5-5.5. Climb the asphalt to the radio towers and have a break! Views of Burbank, San Fernando Valley, Hollywood Hills below you. To get back to your car, just turn around and have fun going downhill. For a great loop, read the description to La Tuna loop. Consider adding the La Tuna Canyon trail to this loop. Mileage w/ La Tuna ride is 17-18 miles

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 25, 2009]
charlesinoc
Cross Country Rider

For a Fire road being so close to the city, this isn't a bad place to ride. Considering it's a approximately 5.5 miles to the intersection of Hostetter & Verdugo fire road with an elevation gain of (est) 1,500 feet it'll give you a work out. I've read a few reviews from Yelp, and a majority of hikers like this. It's scenic being close to the city and a few have had seen wild life.

Customer Service

5.5 miles and 1,500 feet elevation gain to the corner of Hostetter and Verdugo fire road is a good out and back ride. If you are interested in a longer ride continue on past Hostetter & Verdugo fire road intersection and ride down the single track trail about 2.4 miles away. The trail head now has a bench at the entrance. Ride down the trail and onto La Tuna Canyon road. Climb up La Tuna Canyon Fire road until you intersect Hostetter Fire Road and Verdugo Fire road and back to the car.

It's fun! Just watch out for the reckless drivers on La Tuna Canyon.

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5
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4
[Feb 14, 1999]
buzz

The best thing about Beaudry is that I don't have to drive to get to it. It's a pretty fun downhill. I have never climbed it, but it looks pretty easy. Everything connects to Beadry (Brand, Sunshine, DeBell, La Tuna, Lanark, so you can basically get anywhere from anywhere else. The longest loop possible, including a considerable road ride, is at least 30 miles.

Customer Service

I usually come down it after coming up a different way.

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4
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[Jul 02, 1999]
Eric Seoane

This trail is great for people like me who need to work on hills. The best part of the trail is the downhill and the worst part is you have to be aware of walkers, other bikers, and runners so don't get too wild on the downhills because there are a lot of blind corners

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4
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[Nov 08, 1999]
GI

Good work out if you need hill climbing. The descent is well worth the ride up. I just back tracked the fire road and it is very fast. Watch out for hikers as they go up the same way.

Customer Service

What the first guy said....

Similar Products Used:

Arroyo Seco / Brown Mountain.

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4
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[Jan 18, 2000]
Jim

The trail is in good condition [few ruts]. On a clear day, you can see the ocean.

Customer Service

I go up for the sunset and ride down Debell with lights.

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4
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[Oct 22, 2000]
JEFF

EVERYONE ON THIS REVIEW SAYS TO GO DOWN THE SAME WAY BUT THATS BORING, WHEN YOU GET TO THE WATER TOWER ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HILL YOU WILL SEE A TRIAL MARKED BY TWO POSTS. FOLLOW THEM DOWN THROUGH SCOTTS TRAIL (SINGLE TRACK ACTION) WHICH IS A LITTLE OVERGROWN BUT WAY MORE FUN. HANG A RIGHT ON BARNES ST AND DESCEND BACK TO THE BOTTOM.

Customer Service

BE A MAN AND RIDE FROM WHERE EVER YOU LIVE AND GO UP THE NORTH PORTION.

Similar Products Used:

VIPER TRAIL/ AT THE TOP OF OF BRAND PARK N/E OF THE BENCH

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3
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[Nov 04, 2001]
The Poodle

Boring, often crowded, and not much afternoon sun. While there are some fun trails in the Verdugos, this one should be low on your "to do" list. If you want a "Santa Monica" (less than 1200 foot gain over 2 or so miles) short grade climb then this is for you. If not, then spend the extra 15 min and drive to the San Gabriels. Some of the new trails being cut by Glendale and Burbank on the south side have much better grades and are more challenging. The downside, more hikers.

Customer Service

Same as above.

Similar Products Used:

La Tuna Single-track

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1
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[Oct 25, 2002]
MrMoki

If you are looking for more of a challenge, take the left fork to Beaudry south. It is very steep; some sections reach a 22 degree incline! Follow the trail past the red/white radio towers then down to the main trail which is Beaudry north. Continue past the bench to the Whiting Woods trail which is great downhill!This will eventually bring you to a gate in a residential area. Follow this road until you arive at a stop light. I believe the road is Honolulu ave; I'm drawing a blank right now...Anyway, turn right at the light and follow the road to La Crecenta.Turn right again and this will bring you back to the Country Club drive.

Now if you want to put on the miles, continue past Whiting Woods until you arrive at a fork in the road. The main trail will take you to La Tuna canyon. The left fork will take you to Lanark trail. This will eventually drop you off at Lanark and Glenoaks bl. This will have around trip of 27 miles...Well worth it!!

Customer Service

Follow the previous directions

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4
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[Mar 27, 2003]
Puff Nuts

I usually ride Beaudry down after going up Whiting woods, which is about 2 miles away from the entrance for Beaudry. WW is a very steep climb, considerably more so than Beaudry. But i like the exercise and this way i can go down Beaudry, which is a better downhill than WW, and make it a loop.

Beaudry is fairly steep, but nothing like WW. You rarely see any other bikers on WW because of the steepness, but Beaudry is often crowded, so you have to be ready for bikers and hikers as you're decending around corners. This keep you from being able to go very fast, but it's a pretty fun down hill anyway.

If you thrive on steep fast downhills, go up Beaudry to WW. Whiting woods is about a mile or 2 from the towers at the top of beaudry. If you do decend WW, be aware that there are a LOT of ruts and it's very steep for a fireroad, so be aware and keep an eyeball ahead so you'll be ready for any serious ruts and rocks ahead.....they come up on you quickly because you'll be moving quickly !!

Theres also a single track about 100 yard east of the brand park benches which are matbe 1/2 way from the top of beaudry to WW. You have to go sloww and look carefully to find it because it's very overgrown. I never tried it, but i recently checked it out and it looks like it's only for the most experienced riders, or those who don't mind walking thier bike down most of the way ! I did try going up it once, but only got about 100 yards till i turned back. This stuff is way beyond my abilities !

By the way, you can also keep going west and you'll hit la tuna fireroad, and a little further to the la tuna single track, which is pretty fun and not to hard even for a beginner.

Customer Service

Too many to list

Similar Products Used:

La Tuna

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4
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