Elizabeth Tunnel/South Portal

Total Miles
3.9

Elevation

1,192.66 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a short but challenging dirt and gravel trail from San Francisquito Canyon Road to the remainder of the USFS roads in the vicinity of Grass Mountain. This trail is historic in nature as the south portal of the Los Angeles Aqueduct's Elizabeth Tunnel is sealed, but clearly visible from the south end of the trail. From the north end of the trail, views of the Tejon Ranch and the Tehachapi Mountains are visible. Access to the Pacific Crest Trail (hiking only) is easy as the intersection with the USFS roads is right there, and other attractions such as Grass Mountain are nearby.

Photos of Elizabeth Tunnel/South Portal

Elizabeth Tunnel/South Portal
Elizabeth Tunnel/South Portal
Elizabeth Tunnel/South Portal

Difficulty

This trail is not well maintained and may have deep ruts requiring the driver to straddle. A high-clearance 4x4 vehicle is recommended. Additionally, snow and/or ice may be present in winter months, so caution must be taken.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Crystal Renfroe
Mar 17, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Branden Gabel
Dec 23, 2023
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Great trail ride, some deep ruts where you will need to straddle. Clear trail and no one else out on this day. This was right after the rain so the trail was wet and a little muddy in spots but more than manageable. There are a few spots to turn around although tight in a short wheel base full size K5.
Brian Mackey
Aug 25, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Crystal Renfroe
Aug 22, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed

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