Whiting Ranch and the Luge: 16 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Santiago, Trabuco Creek, and Live Oak Trail: 17 miles with 3,100 feet of climbing
Live Oak, Arroyo Trabuco, and Tijeras Creek Trail: 22 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
Orange County is blessed with a tremendous amount of quality mountain biking, including the Santa Ana Mountains and multiple parks: Aliso-Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Caspers Wilderness Park, Chino Hills State Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Fullerton Hills, Irvine-Santiago Oaks Regional Parks, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Limestone Canyon Regional Park, O'Neill Regional Park, Peters Canyon Regional Park, Riley Wilderness Park, and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.
Route Profile • Whiting Ranch and the Luge
This ride consists of two loops, Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, and Santiago Truck Trail / Vulture Crags Trail (aka the Luge) / Live Oak Canyon Road.
Route Profile • Santiago, Trabuco Creek, and Live Oak Trail
This ride is a loop consisting of Santiago Truck Trail, Trabuco Creek Road, and Live Oak Trail. The Trabuco Creek Road descent is very steep. For a shorter loop, Vulture Crags Trail (aka the Luge) leads down to Live Oak Canyon Road, which leads back down to Cook's Corner.
Route Profile • Live Oak, Arroyo Trabuco, and Tijeras Creek Trail
This ride is a loop consisting of Live Oak Trail, Arroyo Trabuco Trail (O'Neill Regional Park), and Tijeras Creek Trail. Live Oak Trail and Tijeras Creek Trail include some short steep climbs. Arroyo Trabuco Trail is mainly flat with a few creek crossings.
Orange County Parks • Interactive Map
Orange County Parks • Pictures
Santiago Truck Trail
We built a new home in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, and with this amazing wilderness in our backyard, I decided to finally get into mountain biking. I am looking forward to hundreds of miles of trail to explore.
By: Bernd Straehle
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