Those of us that live in Southern Cal are fortunate to have a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to determining where to ride. On those blazing, hot days though, nothing beats a trip to the coast where the temperatures tend to be a bit lower. Crystal Cove State Park, located in the Newport Coast area, is one of those places. Crystal Cove is home to several classic rides such as Moro Canyon, Moro Ridge, Fence-line, Rattlesnake, and Emerald Canyon, just to name a few. This park can be accessed directly from PCH but we prefer to begin this loop from Ridge Park. Parking is free.
This is another great loop within the Crystal Cove State Park system. It’s a cruise down into the Deer Canyon picnic tables, with some steep climbing throughout the ride. One of the highlights is tearing down Mach One into Moro Canyon, and some technical descents on Rattlesnake.