Laguna Wilderness Park is adjacent to Crystal Cove and is another fantastic destination when you want to escape the inland heat. This loop starts with a steep climb for the first 1/2 mile and then becomes more manageable as you continue to make your way up to Bommer. It also incorporates some of the best single-tracks within the area as you traverse into Crystal Cove. The most technical section is when you are entering the Lizard trail, and it is a treat to ride. There is more climbing afterwards but you end the ride by descending back down Willow to your car. Use caution as you are making your way down as the trail is popular with hikers and other bikers making their way up.
Just like Laguna Wilderness I, this ride is quick and to the point. This loop takes us to the newly developed Stagecoach trail, which has only been around for a couple of years. It’s a nice flowing trail that eventually climbs through a series of switchbacks. There is plenty of climbing to be had, but there are plenty of sections that will have you descending and picking up speed. It also ends with a 1.5 mile descent down Willow back to your car. Use caution on the way down and be aware of hikers and ascending bikers.