Located in the heart of South Orange County, Whiting Ranch is a fantastic place to hike or mountain bike. It can be ridden on its own with various loop combinations, and you can also include “The Luge”, which is nearby. Whiting Ranch offers a great combination of spinning and climbing through well maintained fire road, as well as some great single-track through the shady canyon. The park is relatively small, so it is a quick and fast ride that will have you done in no time. The ride begins with a nice warm up through Borrego Trail until you hit Mustard Rd. That is where the climbing begins. Afterwards, descend and enjoy the semi-technical Cactus Hill trail and make your way into the canyon. Catch Serrano Cow and make your way out of the park.
This loop begins on Glenn Ranch Rd and offers a bit more climbing than Whiting 1. After climbing up to Dreaded Hill, descend and catch Cactus Hill to the Sage Scrub trail and descend some more into the canyon. From Serrano Cow you will catch Live Oak trail for some final, single-track fun, before its time to for one final ascend back to the car.