Canyonback from Kenter
The trailhead is at the top of North Kenter Avenue which junctions with Sunset Boulevard about 1¼ miles west of the 405 Frwy. From Sunset Blvd. to the trailhead at the top of North Kenter Avenue is about 2 miles and you know you’re there because there is a large road barrier swing gate. Parking is anywhere on the street prior to the gate.
The run is mainly on Fire Road. The name of the Fire Road is Canyonback Road which will take you all the way to Mulholland Drive Fire Road. Go left on Mulholland to the Nike Site and then down Westridge to the Fire Road that goes down to Mandeville Canyon (a paved road). Then take Mandeville Canyon to Hollyhock, which quickly ends at a single track trail which takes you back up to Canyonback Road. Turn right and return to the start. Total distance is about 11 miles. About half way on Canyonback Road is Mountaingate where there are some homes and the street is paved for about ¼ mile. This is a nice run mostly on fire road with a challenging first couple of miles – couple of steep hills going out which makes the return easy.
Course map and elevation profile made during a previous TRC run by Axel is here on Strava