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Mountain Biking: Orange County Parks

Whiting Ranch and the Luge: 16 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Crystal Cove State Park: 16 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park: 16 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park: 17 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park: 19 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park: 19 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
O'Neill Regional Park: 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 and Wood Canyons 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.

Whiting Ranch and the Luge

Whiting Ranch and the Luge • Route Profile
Route Profile • Whiting Ranch and the Luge
This ride consists of a figure eight loop, including Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and Santiago Truck Trail / Vulture Crags Trail (aka the Luge).

Crystal Cove State Park

Crystal Cove State Park • Route Profile
Route Profile • Crystal Cove State Park
This ride consists of two loops through Crystal Cove State Park, descending Pacific Ridge Trail and Rattlesnake Trail, and ascending Moro Ridge Trail and Moro Canyon Trail.

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park • Route Profile
Route Profile • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Coming soon...

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park • Route Profile
Route Profile • Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Aliso Canyon Road connects to Wood Canyon Trail, which leads to Cholla Trail. Cholla Trail ascends to West Ridge Trail, which leads to Top of the World. Mathis Canyon Trail descends back to Wood Canyon Trail, and Lynx Trail ascends back to West Ridge Trail. Rock-It Trail descends to Coyote Run Trail, which leads back to Wood Canyon Trail and Aliso Canyon Road.

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park • Route Profile
Route Profile • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
This ride consists of three loops through Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, descending Vulture View / Sage Scrub / Serrano, Cactus Hill / Santiago Ranch / Sleepy Hollow / Serrano, and Whiting / Serrano, and ascending Borrego Canyon / Mustard, Water Tank, and Dreaded Hill.

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park • Route Profile
Route Profile • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Coming soon...

O'Neill Regional Park

O'Neill Regional Park • Route Profile
Route Profile • O'Neill Regional Park
This ride consists of an out-and-back section and a figure eight loop, including Live Oak Trail, Arroyo Trabuco Trail, and Tijeras Creek Trail.

Orange County Parks • Interactive Map

Orange County Parks • Pictures

Orange County Parks • O'Neill Regional Park
O'Neill Regional Park
Orange County Parks • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Orange County Parks • The Luge
The Luge
Orange County Parks • Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Orange County Parks • Rock-It Trail
Rock-It Trail
Orange County Parks • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Orange County Parks • Boat Road
Boat Road
Orange County Parks • Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
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Orange County Parks • Personal Notes

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.
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