Sand Canyon Road / Little Tijunga Canyon Road
This road is one of the little known gems in Los Angeles. It’s short and doesn’t really host any trendy stopping places, so its largely ignored by the motoring public. There was a time in the mid 90’s though when you couldn’t open up a motorcycle magazine without seeing a shoot done on this road.
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Traveling south to north, the road starts just off the 210 freeway and is open and flowing as it winds through cattle ranches and religious camps.
Once you get past the steel bridge and wildlife way station, things start to tighten up a bit and get more technical. After you crest the top of the range and get down into the valley slow down a bit because there are a few residences here. It can also get very sandy here after a rain.
Once past the residences in the valley, the road starts to climb up and into the Santa Clarita Valley. The road has a few hairpins to watch out for, but is otherwise smooth sailing from here until the residences just outside of the national forest.