North Kenter Fire Road

Los Angeles, California 90049

Distance2.6mi
Elevation Gain953ft
Trailhead Elevation1,613ft
Top1,613ft
Elevation Min/Max1151/1613ft
Elevation Start/End1613/1613ft

North Kenter Fire Road

North Kenter Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Los Angeles, California. It is within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 1,613 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 953 feet.

North Kenter Fire Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"An ideal ride for Los Angelenos who don't have much time to have a lot of fun. This 3.7-mile ride is easy to reach, short, and full of amusement park thrills. This year-round ride delivers expansive views right from the start, thanks to its location on a ridge high above Mandeville Canyon. The fire road is steep in spots, but it's also interspersed with little descents that relieve the climb up to a water tank. If it's clear, you can enjoy the views for a while, but remember it's your somato-sensory system that gets the most out of this ride, not your eyes. That's because on the way back down, you'll turn off the fire road to engage the famous Kenter whoop-de-doos."

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1/18/2009
I agree with Zack on everything. This was my first trail and was alittle difficult on the climb, but coming down was a completely worth it. I want the balls to do the jumps!!!! Man this was fun. Thanks for telling me about the jump over the grand canyon was lessened by the rain. I was going to try it anyways....at least thats what i tell myself.
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8/2/2005
The whoop-de-doos are the craziest jump. Too bad I don't got the guts to do most of them. The canyon jump is crazy. It's a jump with about a three-foot-long drop between it. The drop is about five feet deep and gets narrower as it goes down. People still do the jump. However, since the rain this winter the jumps got a little eroded.
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Trail Information

Los Angeles
Nearby City
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountain Park Information
Local Contacts
USGS Beverly Hills.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018