The Reseda Backbone Area, Including Sullivan
Canyon, Eagle Rock and Rogers Road in Topanga State Park
Canyon in the autumn.
From the south end of Reseda Boulevard there is
access to a number of trails, including the two prettiest rides
in the Santa Monica Mountains: Sullivan Canyon and Rogers Road where
you overlook downtown Sanata Monica, and when the air is clear,
downtown LA. This is a good area for beginners because of the number
of fire roads that are wide and generally not very steep. For more
experience riders, the Rogers Road single track is a little steeper
with some rocky, loose and or rutted sections.
Directions: There are several major
parking areas that give direct access to the trails.
- The one we use most is at on Reseda Blvd at the Caballero
Canyon Trailhead, across the street from the Braemar Country Club.
From the 101 Freeway, exit at Reseda Blvd and turn south. Drive
for about two miles. There is parking on both sides of the street;
the trailhead is on the left. Beginners should be aware that
the climb up Caballero Canyon Trail will be quite diffictult
for them and should consider starting at the top of Reseda Blvd
- At the very south end of Reseda Blvd is a short trail that
connects to Dirt Mulholland. This is a good place for beginners
to start because there is only a very short climb to get to
the fire road. From the 101 Freeway, exit at Reseda Blvd, turn
south and drive to the end.
- You can also park at the west end of the paved part of Mulholland,
at the south end of Encino Hills Drive.
- For access to the south end of Rogers Road, you can park
in Will Rogers State Park.
- Although we never park there, presumabley there is some parking
on the streets at the south ends of West Mandeville Fire Rd,
Sullivan Canyon Trail and Sullivan Ridge Trail.