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    El Prieto - Altadena

    Recently, we stumbled onto an article where the editor shared some of his favorite places to ride, and he mentioned a trail called “El Prieto” in the San Gabriel mountains (Pasadena area). The article was from a prominent mountain biking magazine, so we had to check out the trail for ourselves. It did not disappoint!

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    Southridge Park - Fontana

    We like to pick up the trail from Southridge Park, but the options of trails to ride are vast. The trails do not have names or trail markers, so it really is a matter of exploring the terrain and figuring out what works for you. Nevertheless, there is plenty of good climbing to get positioned at the top, and of course, the descents are worth it.

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    Bane Canyon - Chino Hills

    The Northeastern part of Chino Hills State Park is home to some terrific mountain biking. This entrance to the park was closed for over a year while upgrades and improvements were made to the road. What’s nice about it is that it provides a paved road for vehicles to drive in, but a good chunk of the original Bane Canyon dirt road was left intact, which runs parallel to the road. This loop has a nice combination of fun singletrack with most of your climbing in the first mile of the loop.

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    Skyline - Corona

    Skyline is a fantastic ride, full of beautiful Santa Ana mountain scenery that begins in Corona and ends at Beek’s point. It is a fire road that climbs and climbs, but is full of singletrack diversions that you can ride all the way down. Some of the singletrack can be a bit steep and rutted so use extra caution when coming down. Or you can come back down the same way (fore road), which is also a fast and fun descent. At one point, Skyline was accessible to motor vehicles, but due to drivers going over the mountain, it has been closed off to the public. You can see the aftermath of the accidents, as some vehicles are visible on the side of the mountains. Still, County work vehicles are permitted so be on the lookout and use caution as you ascend or descend Skyline.

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    Santiago Oaks – Weir Canyon Loop

    Santiago Oaks has everything a mountain biker can ask for, from technical downhills to some serious climbing. The Weir Canyon Loop is a beautiful and scenic addition to any ride within the park, and can be accessed on Barham ridge or next to Yucca ridge. It traverses through the Anaheim Hills area and has plenty of uphill and downhill sections. Be prepared to climb your way back up to the ridge after you loop around.

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    Caspers Wilderness - Santa Ana Mountains

    Casper’s wilderness park sits on over 8000 acres of beautiful terrain within the Santa Ana mountains. The park can be accessed from the main entrance off Ortega highway or from Dove Ave in Coto De casa. You can get right into bell canyon and make your way up the east ridge for a quicker ride and loop, or you can do longer, more grueling loop starting in Coto. The first few miles are generally down hill with plenty of short, steep climbs. Head down on star rise trail until you reach bell canyon. There is a tough steep climb going up towards east ridge but the ride down is worth it. Cruise along the campground for about a mile and get back on dirt. The second half of this loop is ascending about 7.5 miles all the way back to your car. Its a long jaunt so bring drink, food and proper gear (tools).

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    Santa Rosa Plateau Loop - Murrieta

    The Santa Rosa Plateau is located in the Southern section of the Santa Ana Mountains, and is one of the best short routes out there. Consisting of 9000 acres, the Reserve protects unique ecosystems such as Engelmann oak woodlands, riparian wetlands, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, bunchgrass prairie, and vernal pools as well as more than 200 species of native birds and 49 endangered, threatened or rare animal and plant species, including mule deer, mountain lions, badgers, bobcats, western pond turtles, white-tailed kites and fairy shrimp. Of the two species of fairy shrimp that live in the seasonal vernal pools on the Reserve, one is found only here and nowhere else on Earth! It is one of the best maintained parks and offers incredible hiking as well. The route we provided is accessible to equestrians, mountain bikers and hikers, with the other portion of the reserve open only to hikers. Make sure to pick up a map from the visitor center so you can go back and hike it as well. It is well worth it!

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    Limestone Canyon - The Sinks

    Limestone Canyon was previously only available to the public through docent tours. These days, however, the park is open to the public every 1st Saturday of the month from 9-2. It is gaining popularity because more and more people are becoming aware of this hidden gem. Two areas of interest in this section of land are The Sinks and Dripping Springs. Both are easily accessible and some of the highlights of these rides. Registration is required and there are tents on site manned by helpful workers and volunteers. This trail starts with a nice warm up and then begins a 3 mile ascent on East Loma Ridge. The descent to Limestone Canyon is fun, fast, and it culminates at the Sinks. From there we climb to Limestone Ridge and ride the rolling singletrack. A descent back to Limestone Canyon completes this ride. Maps are available so make sure you pick one up. It will help familiarize you with the park so you can explore the different areas of the Canyon.

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    Whiting Ranch II - Foothill Ranch

    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.

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    Whiting Ranch I - Foothill Ranch

    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.