Exploring the Environs (Short)

Distance: 24 miles and 1300 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

While the long and the medium both go to the Valley, this short stays on this side of the hill. However, it does a significant climb. The route starts by heading up Franklin Canyon to the visitor’s center there. It then returns back down. It then heads west to Santa Monica for lunch and then returns back to the start by a fairly flat course. As you can see by the profile below, the climb up Franklin Canyon is the only major climb of the day, but it is a bit longer than climbs ridden on most of our short routes. However, the ride is short and you can take your time.

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