Powder Canyon Motorway is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in La Habra Heights, California. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 611 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 568 feet.
Powder Canyon Motorway Professional Reviews and Guides
"This trip forms a loop that takes you back up and over the Puente Hills, revealing dramatic views of the high San Gabriel Mountains before returning you to the shaded oak woodland charm of the canyon.Head west from the small equestrian warm-up ring on a gravel road. Eventually the gravel gives way to dirt, and the trail dips out of the sun and into the welcome shade of a dense grove of native oaks. At 0.3 mile, keep right at the junction with the Gray Squirrel Trail to continue north. The oak forest falls behind you as you head toward the Puente Hills, keeping straight at 0.6 mile and reaching a major junction (and a crest) at 0.8 mile."
-- Casey Schreiner , Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books).
"Powder Canyon, 517 acres managed as a Habitat Authority Wilderness Reserve, beckons the hiker with attractive walnut groves and oak woodland. The canyon is relatively undisturbed habitat in the middle of the Puente Hills; in fact, the canyon is part of what’s called the Puente Hills Significant Ecological Area, one of the last remaining natural areas in the hilly region of eastern L.A. County and one of the few with a relatively undisturbed, self-contained watershed. One of the larger canyons in the hills, Powder Canyon boasts particularly large complexes of oak woodland and oak riparian forest. The canyon’s trail system links with Schabarum Trail (Skyline Trail)."
--John McKinney, Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
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