Savvy travelers know that there’s more to Los Angeles than beaches and Hollywood film sets. Though the City of Angels is home to nearly four million people, it’s also central to plenty of green space – even the iconic Hollywood Sign sits in a public park.
With all those parks and trails, it’s no surprise that there’s a ton of phenomenal mountain biking near Downtown L.A. See Los Angeles in a whole new light with these seven incredible rides.
NEW MILLENNIUM TRAIL, MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK
Distance from Downtown L.A.: 35 miles
With jaw-dropping views of Calabasas and its surrounding foothills, the New Millennium Trail is a real gem—and, best of all, sees surprisingly little traffic. Though there aren’t many obstacles on this mostly-singletrack ride, it’s a tough one: steep climbs and tight switchbacks mean it requires some skill to navigate.
For some extra fun, make it a loop by adding the Las Virgenes downhill section at the end of the New Millennium Trail.