Beatty Dearing - Trail, Studio city, California

Beatty Dearing - Trail, Studio city, California

DESCRIPTION

Single Track, Single Track, Single Track with a half dozen or so advanced trials sections - all cleanable. Are your skills up for the challenge? If not, you can easily walk them.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 08, 2015]
jeepxj
Weekend Warrior

This is a great trail if you live close to the area, you don't have to drive to the Santa Monica Mountains, the descents are steep and technical. Thee are some huge steps that you need to be careful. Other than that it is a great trail , besides i got lost and i ended up at the betty dearing park/trail . I started where the last reviews mentioned to, then i climbed all the way back on Laurel canyon on the street and the to the Fryers Canyon where i parked.

It is a fun trail, this is the first time i was there and i will definitely come back.

Customer Service

Left at all forks, you will end all the way down to the Betty Dearing Park/Trail.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 22, 2013]
svenson14
Weekend Warrior

Awesome Trail. Starts off with switch backs doing downhill, followed by a variety of fast sections, narrow ridges, creek crossings and a few very steep descents. Most of the trail is shaded which makes it even nicer in the warmer weather. I took a left at all 3 (?) forks, starting from 34.122545,-118.384979. There's a sign for a "rainforest" which headed to a nice open area with fallen trees in the shade.

There weren't too many hikers (Sunday morning). Some sections were too steep for me to climb, which killed the flow, but other than that, great trail.

I definitely recommend this trail if your a single track fan.

Customer Service

I took a left at all 3 (?) forks, starting from 34.122545,-118.384979. There's a sign for a "rainforest" which headed to a nice open area with fallen trees in the shade.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 28, 2013]
ryan1584
Cross Country Rider

This is hardly mountain biking, seemed like more of a road ride to me. I did a few of the side singletrack sections but for the most part its wide fireroad with tons of hikers even on weekdays. One of the major downhill sections is actually on pavement. Hastain Fire Road in Franklin Canyon was the highlight. Nothing technical but a good climb to bomb views of hollywood hills mansions. I need more singletrack if I'm going to be climbing like that, will not repeat. I'm giving it a 2 instead of a 1 for the views.

Customer Service

I went out to Hastain Fire Road in Franklin Canyon and back as described in the book "Where to Bike: Los Angeles Mountain Biking".

Similar Products Used:

Anything with more singletrack.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 25, 2011]
talbahir
Weekend Warrior

One of the most fascinating trails I ever road. In the heart of Los Angeles, in about 60 seconds after you get in, sound disappears, and you're getting into enchanted world. Large trees, you ride deep in the land, green - you asked your self if you really 60 seconds away from one of the largest metropolitan on earth.
You can see the map and pictures here:
http://trails.wwtrails.org/Trails/wwTrails.dll/ww.Trails.page?page=trailhead&thpage=maps&TrailID=_2LN0INGPX

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 01, 2010]
blacky1
Racer

Great trail, especially considering its location. Amazing that such a trail exists in the midst of such urban sprawl. I usually link this up to a loop on the Tree People's property as well as a loop in Franklin Canyon.. Great single track with plenty of technical challenges. This is more of an out and back than a loop, or a lollipop with two heads! Total time for everything can be 1 - 2 hours.

Customer Service

I actually prefer to park in Franklin Canyon's main parking lot (which might mean this is more of a Franklin Canyon ride than it is a Betty Dearing ride?). I do variations on the Ranch Trail and Hastain Drive loops in Franklin Canyon first, then take the access road to Mulholland to get to Tree People.

At Tree People I hit the U-Vanu/North Betty Dearing Trail loop first, and then do the Betty Dearing Trail out-and-back that goes to the outlook on Mulholland that is mentioned elsewhere among the reviews (and where many people park for this ride).

After the out-and-back, I cut through Tree People again and head east on Mulholland. There is a fire station on the right. Cut through their parking lot (it's okay to do this, many of the fireman mountain bike and will give a friendly wave if the acknowledge you at all). Take the Chaparral Trail and almost immediately turn right onto the Berman trail. You'll end on some fun technical single track that will bring you back to the start. This also makes this ride end on a downhill rather than the painful clim=b up to the overlook. Who wouldn't prefer to end on a downhill?

Similar Products Used:

There is nothing legal that is too close to here. You need to go to either the Santa Monica Mountains or the San Gabriels.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 23, 2009]
Paolog
Downhiller

WARNING: IT IS NOT CALLED THE BETTY DEARING OUTLOOK, ITS THE NANCY HOOVER OUTLOOK. supposedly the trail head is 100 feet down to the left at the fork. I went through the white gate, and down 100 feet and took a hard left. Got lost and found nothing close to any switchbacks or jumps, just someone's backyard. Anyone got say on where the trail ACTUALLY IS???

Similar Products Used:

Kenter whoops, viper

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 16, 2006]
Todd
Cross Country Rider

I have ridden this trail for years. It now is a hiking trail only. I know of friends that have gotten tickets riding this trail. Rider beware!

Although fun, there are plenty of other trails in the area. So unless you are looking for a thrill of trying to out run the Ranger, I suggest leave this one for the hikers. Besides who wants to get yelled at by an old lady with a dog and a stick?

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 19, 2006]
ExtrmMTNbiker
Weekend Warrior

Any one have a little more detail on where this trail is located? i make it to the "Tree People" parking lot, but cant seem to find any where to park besides the "Tree People" parking lot, (dont want to get towed) nor the begenning of the Betty Daring Over Look parking lot. Any info on directions/trail please e-mail me at ExtrmSNOboarder@aol.com
Any groups ride together? I'am always looking for some one who can keep up to ride with ...lol...

Customer Service

From Hollywood: TO "Tree Pople Parking Lot"

:Hollywood Blvd to Mullholland DR. (2mi)
:Mullholland DR. to Coldwater Canyon (about 4mi)
:Once you hit Coldwater Canyon "Tree People" parking lot on your *SHARP* Right side.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 16, 2000]
Mikaela

Awesome singletrack, and they just did maintainance on it. It,s an easy singletrack with some tecnical sections. There is not that much peadaling, and be carefull of the hikers. I only see one or two so enjoy this one right in the middle of the city.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 19, 2000]
Sammy

This is a real fun singletrack that's easy to ride, except for the five advanced sections I came across. It's so much fun I rode it twice to see if I could ride it without getting off the bike, not even close. Some of those sections are difficult.Don't forget to drop your seat or you can go over the bars easily.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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