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54   in California California22 Miles Miles

Motorcycle Roads Glendora Mountain Road to Mt. Baldy

By Uncle Vic
on April 1, 2009

3.6out of 5

9 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

From the 210 in Glendora, head north on Grand. Turn right on Foothill, then left on Valley Center. After a quick jog left on E. Sierra Madre, turn right on Glendora Mtn. Rd. If you're unsure of where you are, follow the other bikers. :-) At the top of Glendora Mtn., there is a cutoff to the right that takes you into Baldy Village (12 miles) called Glendora Ridge. Yee-haw!

Scenery

A lot of forest scenery, vast canyon vistas, snow-capped mountains - this is a great scenic route! It takes you up into the Angeles National Forest where you will get out of the city and take in some incredible views!

Road Quality

Very twisty, little traffic (except for other bikers - mostly on sport bikes). Road is well maintained. Glendora Ridge has no center stripe, watch for oncoming traffic around the blind turns.

Roadside Amenities

Restaurants in Mt. Baldy Village, and a nice little country store on Hwy 39 down by the river.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on July 15, 2010 4 out of 4 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Glendora Ridge Rd is one of the most unique rides in So Cal. the scenery is pretty amazing for being in our backyard. The foliage is some of the most aromatic you'll find and the forest view is vast and majestic. Caution to the inexperienced... the road is narrow and unmarked for two way traffic much of the 22mi. The crotch-rocket set thinks this road is their own personal Rally. Be sure to stop off at Mt. Baldy lodge for a good Burger and brew... BE SAFE !

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By Guest
on July 26, 2010 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year

Motorcycle Make

Motorcycle Type

I ride GMR almost every weekend. It is a very technical ride. Be aware of the sport bikes and bicyclists. It is beter to ride early on the weekends and mid day during the week.

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By Jeffrimerman
on August 4, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Standard

Of the roads I've taken, this was the worst. Does not compare at all to Angles Crest. Road quality wasn't great. Lots of dirt. No nice sweeping turns. Mainly for really slow cruising.

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By Guest
on April 22, 2010 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Ducati

Motorcycle Type Sport

Rode through the road back in November, not having been on it in over 20 years. Impressed by the quality of the road (used to be lots of broken asphalt, pot-holes, and gravel) and enjoyed most aspect of the ride except...seems the particular day I picked to ride, the local Subie drivers decided to use the route as their own special rally stage. After two close calls, I pulled over until I could no longer hear any oversized exhausts echoing off the canyon walls.

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By brettski
on December 22, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2015

Motorcycle Make Star

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Love this ride. Great views,close to home,and lots of options.

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By Guest
on August 15, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Very fun and scenic. Not much traffic on my ride. I only wish it was alot longer of a ride.

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By Guest
on June 5, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Not a bad ride, Road to Mt Baldy and cut across Glendora Ridge. Saw a couple of deer and some nice scenery. Was an enjoyable day.

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By Guest
on January 13, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Rode this in the easrly afternoon on a weekday. There was little to no traffic. The road was nearly perfect. Glendora Mountain Road was really dirty from the fork with Glendora Ridge Road. Decided to take the Ridge. Not worth it. The lack of a centerline makes the ride downright scary!

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By Guest
on July 28, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Started on 39 out of Azusa to E Fork to Glendora Mnt Rd to Glenora Ridge Mtn Baldy in July 09. This is a good early morning ride..Just watch the Peeps around E Fork .

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