Golden Eagle

Discussion in 'Trails' started by Mikie, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower


    Golden Eagle Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back with alternate options of Liebre Fire road to add some miles and is truly a destination Trail. Spectacular views to include vistas of the Santa Clarita Valley, Pyramid lake, Quail Lake, the Tehachapi Mountains, and the Antelope Valley.

    Golden Eagle is an abandoned offshoot of the Pacific Crest Trail so it provides that fast smooth and flowy feel of a quality singletrack. This is an excellent trail for a hard tail with only one minor section of chuck in a switchback, other than that it's super fast and fun. Wildlife includes deer, bear, bobcats, redtail hawks, and even on occasion condors and eagles.

    Trailhead is at the Sandberg Ruins off Old Ridge Route (aka N2) just off Highway 138. Best directions are to take Interstate 5 North (or South, depending on where you are coming from) to the Highway 138 Exit east towards Lancaster. Turn right at "T" Intersection onto N2 or The Old Ridge Route and travel approximately 2.5 miles to Sandberg Ruins. Large dirt parking lot on the right. There is a monument sharing info about Sandberg. The trailhead is across the street on the left!

    Mikie rates this a 5:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Thumber!

    Go get you some of this. Two gpx filea are available at the bottom of this post. 1) for the normal route, and 1) for the optional route. Upload them to your Garmin or Wahoo and have at it!

    The Route up the Lower Singletrack:




    The Optional Route up the Fire Road for some extra credit:

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    imtbrail Member Ride Reports:
    Old Skool: http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/golden-eagle-summit.2092/#post-11617

    Videos:








     

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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Oh man!! I have got to get me some of that.
     
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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Planning on doing this one this Spring.
     
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  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I've been out there a couple of times now... It's well worth it! There are quite a few ride reports on the forum.
     
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  6. dedo

    dedo Newbie

    Location:
    Lancaster, Ca
    Name:
    el dedo
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel EX P1
    anyone been up lately? whats the trail conditions look like?
     
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  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
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