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    Santiago Oaks?

    I've got the rare opportunity to come down to the OC for some other business and will have some time to do some riding this Saturday. Coming from the SFV, and I'll need to be in Placentia by 5, so I was thinking of doing something near Santiago Oaks. Looking for something 10-15 miles, maybe 2k feet of climbing, and a fun singletrack down (techy, flowy, doesn't matter...). Geoladders has a few routes up, but I'm wondering if anyone can speak to a cool ride matching that description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    I've got the rare opportunity to come down to the OC for some other business and will have some time to do some riding this Saturday. Coming from the SFV, and I'll need to be in Placentia by 5, so I was thinking of doing something near Santiago Oaks. Looking for something 10-15 miles, maybe 2k feet of climbing, and a fun singletrack down (techy, flowy, doesn't matter...). Geoladders has a few routes up, but I'm wondering if anyone can speak to a cool ride matching that description.

    Thanks!
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    What J said.

    To add: If you park at Irvine Park here's a route I like:

    Santiago Creek Trail, up Oak Trail, down Yucca Ridge, Up Coachwhip, Deer Loop counterclockwise, down Cactus Canyon, up Mountain Goat, down Chutes and out horseshoe.

    By the way, all the red trails in that map are now all groomed trails.

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    Thanks guys. By groomed you mean... Sanitized? Dozed? Maintained?

    Also, irv - how long a route is that?

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    I believe it would be between around 11 miles with about 1500 ft of climbing.

    if you're feeling really frisky here's a 20mi/3300+ft route that I am building up to.
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    I had fun at Santiago the one time I was there (its also kinda far for me). I looked at basically like a bike park . . . screw the map and routes. Just go out, start pedaling and have fun. There are so many trails that you can do a bunch of mini-loops, etc. When I was there, I quickly abandoned the map and just went down whatever looked fun.
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    Ever been up to Tapia Canyon just past Six Flags? You can approach that area the same way...

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    oh, by "groomed" I mean they've done a lot of work to fill in ruts and whatnot. most of the trails are still nice and chunky.

    i recently heard a first time rider at Oaks call it "disneyland for mountain bikes"

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    Santiago Oaks?

    The more I look at this the further away the weekend feels. Have local organizations taken to developing and maintaining this area? The city? It all looks pretty sweet.

    Anyone planning on riding here on Saturday?
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    It is a regional park, maintained by Orange County.

    On Saturday it should be full of riders, you can chase some or always ask for directions if you get lost.

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    Santiago Oaks?

    Went on that ride today. Fun place to ride, for sure. Thanks for the advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Ever been up to Tapia Canyon just past Six Flags? You can approach that area the same way...
    That's private property.
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    Santiago Oaks?

    Really? I've passed a few guys in trucks on those fire roads who gave me a friendly wave...
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    Yes, it's clearly posted in many areas.
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