It might have been 11 years since we last did that loop (oops), so I figured we'd go for another on. That wasn't counting on the friendly open space district folks who decided to close the entire area to bikers and horses in order to avoid people having potential accidents and ending up in the hospital. Sigh, that felt heavy handed. On the plus side, the area was re-opened to bikes 6 days later.
Here's the track that shows how close we got to making the normal loop, but the detour we had to take:
(click on the garmin recording for more stats and a bigger map)
We've biked up to the top of Montebello a couple of times (pretty tough bike ride), and I've also driven up multiple times, it's a fun drive in the mclaren, and only 12mn from home to the top if no one is in my way :) I had been thinking about going across to PageMill one day, but have yet to do this.
That said, I figured we'd drive up the top, hike across, so we did. Unfortunately there is no legal parking up the road, there is a "reserved" parking lot, but it's behind a locked gate to stop people like us from hiking from the top of the road :(
in the meantime, I used a perfectly good parking spot, outside of the sign saying no to park there