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Aliso and Wood Canyons

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park offers riding opportunities from beginner through advanced routes on a combination of easy fire road climbs and great single track descents. Continue reading


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Anaheim Hills / Weir Canyon Loop

This loops winds through the local trails and connects with Weir Canyon. Continue reading


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Arroyo / Trabuco / Tijeras Loop

The Arroyo / Trabuco / Tijeras Loop runs through O’Neill Regional Park and the surrounding communities of Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita and Ladera Ranch Continue reading


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Chino Hills State Park

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XEN MTB provides mountain biking tours throughout Chino Hills State Park for riders at all experience and fitness levels. Whether you’re interested in a quick and easy ride up Telegraph Canyon to Four Corners, or a grand tour of the entire park, there’s a ride for you.

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Chino Hills: Green River to Rolling M Ranch via Lower Aliso Canyon

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XEN MTB provides mountain biking tours throughout Chino Hills State Park for riders at all experience and fitness levels. Whether you’re interested in a quick and easy ride up Telegraph Canyon to Four Corners, or a grand tour of the entire park, there’s a ride for you.

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Chino Hills: North Ridge and South Ridge

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XEN MTB provides mountain biking tours throughout Chino Hills State Park for riders at all experience and fitness levels. Whether you’re interested in a quick and easy ride up Telegraph Canyon to Four Corners, or a grand tour of the entire park, there’s a ride for you.

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Chino Hills: Rimcrest Loop

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Chino Hills: Telegraph Canyon to Four Corners

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Crystal Cove State Park

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With scenic coastal views and deep canyons, Crystal Cove State Park is a classic California ride. This park is a climber’s delight with some some seriously steep fire roads and offers up a few fun single tracks as well. Combine this with the neighboring areas of Laguna Coast Wilderness,

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El Moro + Laguna Coast Wilderness

Crystal Cove State Park

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El Moro: No Name – Deer – Rattlesnake – Moro Ridge – Fenceline

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El Prieto Loop

Fern Truck Trail to El Prieto Loop Elevation Profile

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Fullerton Loop

The Fullerton Loop is an easy ride, good for beginners, in an urban setting Continue reading


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Gabrielino Trail: JPL to the 1st Dam

A simple out-and-back ride suitable for beginners. Continue reading


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Irvine Regional Park


Irvine Regional Park is a beginner-friendly area for mountain biking and also a good starting point for longer rides, such as the adjacent Santiago Oaks Regional Park. If you are parking within the park, bring $5.00 for parking. Free parking is available outside the park as shown in the map below.

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La Tuna Loop

If you’re looking for a quick ride with descent views of the Los Angeles area, this may be the one for you. It’s a great loop for beginners, but even advanced riders will enjoy some of the technical bonus features along the trail. The loop begins with a 3.5 mile climb up a fire road.

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Laguna Coast Wilderness

Book a Tour Now! Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is part of the Orange County coastal region, seated between Aliso and Wood Canyons to the east, Crystal Cove State Park to the west and Bommer Canyon areas to the north. Per square mile of territory, it features a greater variety of single track trails compared to its neighbors,

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Malibu Bowl Loop

Situated on the ocean side of Backbone trail overlooking Pepperdine University and Malibu Beach, this loop is about half pavement and half dirt fire road with impressive views of the ocean for the entire ride. Most of the climbing part is paved (first five miles), making this a suitable ride for beginners.

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Mt Lowe Fire Road via Shuttle

A very easy route suitable for beginner level mountain bike riders. Continue reading


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Peters Canyon

Peters Canyon is a very popular area for hikers, runners, dog walkers, stroller pushers and yes, even mountain bikers. It’s a great ride for beginners to hone their skills. Continue reading


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San Clemente Singletracks


The San Clemente Single tracks, also known as “The Weed Patch” are official part of the San Onofre State Park system. So many people visit San Onofre for camping and surfing year round that the wait list for camp spots opens up in February for late summer camping and is sold out within an hour.

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San Juan Capistrano Hills

The San Juan Capistrano Hills are a blend of single tracks, double tracks and fire roads that wind above the hills of San Jan Capistrano. Many of these trails are dead ends, as such, it’s difficult to piece together loops in the area without the experience of actually riding those areas.

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Santiago Oaks

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Santiago Oaks Regional Park and adjacent Irvine Regional Park are a couple areas within a broader region of open spaces on the border of residential areas. Passing through both parks is the Santiago Creek which is fed from the nearby Santa Ana mountain range which is typically dry most of the year.

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Santiago Truck Trail

Book a Tour Now! Santiago Truck Trail to the Luge is a beginner level ride just outside Foothill Ranch that begins with a moderate single/double track climb, and ends with a very narrow, twisty and fun single track to reward your efforts. It is one of the few places that can also be ridden at night.

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Weir Canyon Loop

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Whiting Ranch > Santiago Truck > Luge > O’Neill Park

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The “grand tour” of the foothills, on this intermediate level ride covering 20 miles of local terrain, you’ll see everything that the Santiago Truck Trail has to offer, plus Whiting Ranch and O’Neill Regional Parks. There will be plenty of Oak lined trails and if you’re lucky enough to visit here in the winter or spring,

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Whiting Ranch South

This route inside Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park avoids all the trails which were closed due to the 2020 Silverado Fire.  Although short on miles, you’ll get plenty of climbing.  This route can be extended by starting near the corner of Bake Parkway and Toledo Way in Lake Forest and also be combining it with the Santiago Truck Trail to the Luge ride or the Santiago Truck Trail / O’Neil Park Loop

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