Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 72
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: KamikazeBikr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    255

    socal has some sweet trails.....whats your favorite!!?

    Whooo, i got the first post on here!!

    Anyways for the socal people lets hear where you live and what you like to ride!

    Im in San Juan Capastrano(by the famous San Juan Trail!)

    I love Saddleback are for the cooler days then ill hit up Aliso Woods ands whiting for the hotter days.

    cyahh
    Matt
    Intense Tracer

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    32

    socal riding

    Laguna here........

    Love to hit Aliso then down canyon acres over to Laguna wilderness up into El Morro.....then cruise back on PCH.

    Good 2 hour loop

    KEEP IT WILD !

  3. #3
    [paste title here]
    Reputation: mtnbikerdude87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    515
    Well I would have to say Santiago Oaks near Irvine. That place has some of the nicest singletracks and downhills around. And plus the climb of the three b*tches is always a great way to train....

    here are some pics of a recent ride:



    Sweet ladder drop just built. (dont know who bulit it but thanks!)








    Mr Toads Wild Ride (AKA waterfall)






    Finally the Three B*tches Climb


    Well thats my favorite trail in SoCal. Theres a couple of others I like, but this so far is the most challenging
    Last edited by mtnbikerdude87; 01-27-2004 at 11:03 PM.
    Keep Pedaling

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    115

    La Tuna

    Climb up from the Burbank side and make a left into the La Tuna singletrack. Very technical But fun!



    Quote Originally Posted by KamikazeBikr
    Whooo, i got the first post on here!!

    Anyways for the socal people lets hear where you live and what you like to ride!

    Im in San Juan Capastrano(by the famous San Juan Trail!)

    I love Saddleback are for the cooler days then ill hit up Aliso Woods ands whiting for the hotter days.

    cyahh
    Matt

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1

    help

    Hi!! I'm an italian guy and in a couple of weeks I'll be in oceanside,ca ;I would like to know if there are same nice trails in that zone:Thanks

  6. #6
    jci
    jci is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    75
    I live north of LA and ride around on the stuff around Palo Comado Canyon, Chesboro Canyon, and Ahmanson ranch. My favorite is going exploring through Ahmanson Ranch, but below is a picture of Palo Comado Canyon at a nice lookout.


    Click for larger version.

    Good stuff, and all down the street from me!

  7. #7
    Pro Crastinator
    Reputation: .WestCoastHucker.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,651
    anyplace that resembles this........
    Last edited by .WestCoastHucker.; 01-23-2007 at 09:05 AM.


  8. #8
    Borg
    Reputation: borg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    40

    Romero Canyon

    Views looking up & down. 2,200 ft. up in 5.5 miles. A slice of heaven!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #9
    airin' it out in the 951
    Reputation: downhillzeypher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    160
    Corona over here. I mostly go to skyline since it's literally 2 minutes from my best freinds front door. Anyone up for a ride up here Saturday if it doesn't rain?

  10. #10
    Merrrrjig
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    268
    I like to ride laguna canyon (Telonics, Direct Dial) and San Juan Open Space is fun. This picture is of Direct Dial and yes I do ride that!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Trail Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    162

    San Clemente Here!

    To the Orange County guys, where are the trails in San Juan and what is a good trail for a Novice to train on? I'm not so hot about going UP a bunch of steep stuff, not fit enough. Also training my Daughter. She's pretty wild for her age and can handle some down hill stuff. I don't want just a family trail. We need something technical or DH. What can you guys reccomend here in this ares?

    Peace out!
    Paul

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: KamikazeBikr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    255
    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Thumper
    To the Orange County guys, where are the trails in San Juan and what is a good trail for a Novice to train on? I'm not so hot about going UP a bunch of steep stuff, not fit enough. Also training my Daughter. She's pretty wild for her age and can handle some down hill stuff. I don't want just a family trail. We need something technical or DH. What can you guys reccomend here in this ares?

    Peace out!
    Paul

    Would have to say try ALISO WOODS in Laguna Beach Laguna Hills area.

    Its got everything from steep climbs to technial single track to flat fireroads.

    You can make many loops as short or as long as you want.
    here is a beautiful website about ALISO and many other trails in the area.

    http://www.mountainbikebill.com/


    have fun!
    Intense Tracer

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    571
    Kenter is great.

    It's the only place to ride aggressively and jump in west los angeles, kinda like a single lane slalom course.
    Last edited by dirtpaws; 01-29-2004 at 08:49 PM.

  14. #14
    Lord of the Chainrings
    Reputation: Mudd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    2,924

    Smile Oceanside Trails

    Go to: www.mountainbikebill.com
    Click on: San Diego trails
    Click on: Flightline

    Others close trails include: Elfin Forest and Dailey Ranch. If you want to make a day of it, try Noble Canyon...

    Ciao.
    -Mudd

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    226
    Hey guys,

    Arcadia/Monrovia report here,

    Currently my regular ride is Monrovia Canyon Park up to Rincon, this is a nice ride not too technical but great for getting in shape.

    Ive been working on this same route then take it over to chantry, Im hoping to get into to good enough shape to take this route all the way to Mt. Wilson.

    Has anyone on here riden this before, if so how was it?

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtdbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    306

    Flightline, Carlsbad

    Rock roller on the T9 trail at Flightline
    Attached Images Attached Images

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtdbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    306

    Corona Trails

    Quote Originally Posted by downhillzeypher
    Corona over here. I mostly go to skyline since it's literally 2 minutes from my best freinds front door. Anyone up for a ride up here Saturday if it doesn't rain?

    I was planning on riding there on Saturday or the Instense DH trail in Elsinore.

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by plate
    Hey guys,

    Arcadia/Monrovia report here,

    Currently my regular ride is Monrovia Canyon Park up to Rincon, this is a nice ride not too technical but great for getting in shape.

    Ive been working on this same route then take it over to chantry, Im hoping to get into to good enough shape to take this route all the way to Mt. Wilson.

    Has anyone on here riden this before, if so how was it?
    Hey Plate, I live about a mile away from Monrovia Canyon Park and have up to the White Saddle too many times to count. It is a good training ride. The loop you're talking about would be epic. I've ridded from the OHV area in Azusa Canyon up to Rincon and then over and down through Chantry. It's about 5 miles to White Saddle so I'd guess about 15 to 20 miles for the loop you're talking about. That would be pretty brutal towards the end.

  19. #19
    Not a regular
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,085

    Flightline is the perfect hour ride

    Quote Originally Posted by mtdbike
    Rock roller on the T9 trail at Flightline
    That is one fun trail. Flightline is almost the perfect trail system for hour lunch rides - that is until the city of Carlsbad plows it to extend Faraday St. It's a great nite ride too.

  20. #20
    airin' it out in the 951
    Reputation: downhillzeypher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    160
    Anyone know a good trail near Corona to do shuttle runs off? It can't be TOO hardcore, but it's gotta be at least challenging and fast.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3

    hey man, could i ride with u guys

    nice trail, what day do u ride & time


    undefined
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikerdude87
    Well I would have to say Santiago Oaks near Irvine. That place has some of the nicest singletracks and downhills around. And plus the climb of the three b*tches is always a great way to train....

    here are some pics of a recent ride:



    Sweet ladder drop just built. (dont know who bulit it but thanks!)








    Mr Toads Wild Ride (AKA waterfall)






    Finally the Three B*tches Climb


    Well thats my favorite trail in SoCal. Theres a couple of others I like, but this so far is the most challenging

  22. #22
    Just passing through....
    Reputation: DaFireMedic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,331

    I'm from Upland....

    My favorite trails around here are East Fence Line in Chino Hills State Park and and Marshall Canyon in Claremont., some of which was burned in the recent fires but mostly intact

  23. #23
    [paste title here]
    Reputation: mtnbikerdude87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    515
    Quote Originally Posted by emsunga@hotmail.com
    nice trail, what day do u ride & time


    undefined
    I usually ride on Saturday mornings. I meet my friend around 8:00 at his house and we ride from there. PM me if you want to come along and we'll schedule somthing out. This sat I might go but Im not completely sure.
    Keep Pedaling

  24. #24
    TECUN UMAN
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    5
    Mine is got to be Red Box to JPL or Strawberry Peak. Perhaps Mt. Wilson Trail.

  25. #25
    120 pounds of xc sex!
    Reputation: carbnjunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    639

    yuppers

    Quote Originally Posted by ALGUIEN1
    Mine is got to be Red Box to JPL or Strawberry Peak. Perhaps Mt. Wilson Trail.

    hmm JPL downhill kick ass, chino is fun, claremont is fun too...(if the trails are still there!)

    uh, i like some of the the santa monica trails of muholland too, nice singletrack and close to civilization.

    word
    Team X-poser is back for 2006-

    WTB; 1.25 inch tow rack in SoCal

    >Ankur<

  26. #26
    Just passing through....
    Reputation: DaFireMedic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,331

    Claremont

    Quote Originally Posted by carbnjunkie
    hmm JPL downhill kick ass, chino is fun, claremont is fun too...(if the trails are still there!)
    The trails are still there. The Grand Prix fire did some blackening of the wilderness park, but didn't do much to Marshall Canyon. Still very nice.

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Slack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    343
    Quote Originally Posted by ALGUIEN1
    Mine is got to be Red Box to JPL or Strawberry Peak. Perhaps Mt. Wilson Trail.
    Hey, I was just up there yesterday just checking out the parking scene. It was snowing at the top of Wilson... it's really cool up there.

    Do you ride thru Switzer and down or is there a different route down to JPL. Also, do you ride a DH rig? Are there hike a bike sections?

  28. #28
    TECUN UMAN
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    5
    hEY Slack. I ride up Mt. Wilson toll road and then down to red box (yes) thru Switzer and down to JPL. No DH rig for this dude, but I do have a Ellsworth ID

    Here : http://www.outdoorsclub.org/pasttrip...+%AE%3C%2FB%3E

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Slack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    343
    Quote Originally Posted by ALGUIEN1
    hEY Slack. I ride up Mt. Wilson toll road and then down to red box (yes) thru Switzer and down to JPL. No DH rig for this dude, but I do have a Ellsworth ID

    Here : http://www.outdoorsclub.org/pasttrip...+%AE%3C%2FB%3E

    Well, you're more a man than I... good job!

    pix you have there, thanks.

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    18

    Good job! My favorites.....

    Chesebro, Los Robles, Sycamore Canyon.....

  31. #31
    Over the Hill
    Reputation: dstepper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,747
    Santa Ana River Trail in Angels Oaks. I am partial to trees over desert shrub...all single track except the climb out.

    The best; Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear, out to the big rock and back. I hear the rest of the trial is not rideable, very remote.

  32. #32
    Owner-Mass Produced Bike
    Reputation: Fly Skywest Airlines's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    43

    I have two favorites

    The Rim Trail at Mt. Wilson to Chantry Flats and Chilao and The Mount Wilson Trail and the Backbone Trail oh..never mind. i give up.
    " www.mtbr.com the commercialization of a passion. sickening. "

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    333

    Cogswell Resevoir: Road: Open or Closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by BSEVEER
    Hey Plate, I live about a mile away from Monrovia Canyon Park and have up to the White Saddle too many times to count. It is a good training ride. The loop you're talking about would be epic. I've ridded from the OHV area in Azusa Canyon up to Rincon and then over and down through Chantry. It's about 5 miles to White Saddle so I'd guess about 15 to 20 miles for the loop you're talking about. That would be pretty brutal towards the end.
    Plate, BSEVEER or anyone else local, do you guys know if the access road through Cogswell Dam is open or closed. I've ridden a 30 mile loop from Hwy 39 through Westfork Rd past Cogswell to the gate at Rincon Rd, then made a left followed fire road to up to peak over and down other side back to HWY 39. It was a good simple fire road training ride. I would like to get back in there. The last time I rode it a couple of years ago I had to slip through the side of a closed fence to get the ride in.

    Chime in if you know what the curent status is. Thanks.

  34. #34
    If you have to ask...
    Reputation: miles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    650

    My favorite SoCal Trail? I can't tell you-

    but it is a lot of fun. Long, with some big rocky downhills, some long climbs, and enough singletrack to make most anybody happy to see pavement again. Extra tasty sweet, but I am sworn to secrecy.

    Here's a photo, though:
    Attached Images Attached Images

  35. #35
    Just passing through....
    Reputation: DaFireMedic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,331

    Hmmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    but it is a lot of fun. Long, with some big rocky downhills, some long climbs, and enough singletrack to make most anybody happy to see pavement again. Extra tasty sweet, but I am sworn to secrecy.

    Here's a photo, though:
    My guess is the Julian/Santee area, based on the burned scenery. Can't be that good though, if you can't tell anyone

  36. #36
    If you have to ask...
    Reputation: miles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    650

    Right County...

    but that photo was taken five years ago. Definitely nowhere near Santee, nor Julian.

    miles

  37. #37
    *****************
    Reputation: Bikinfoolferlife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    12,378

    When I visit socal

    I ride Aliso Woods when visiting friends in Orange county, and the various sections of the Backbone trail in the Santa Monica Mtns when visiting family in the Valley...sure wish there was more in socal without driving far...
    "...the people get the government they deserve..."
    suum quique

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1

    San Luis Obispo County

    Hi all this is my first post hope i do it right. My local favorite trail is Lopez Lake near Arroyo Grande. Then there is Morning Glory and Shooters up in San Luis Obispo. Come up and go for a ride sometime.

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtdbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    306
    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    but that photo was taken five years ago. Definitely nowhere near Santee, nor Julian.

    miles
    The backside of Iron mountain was burn five years ago, but looks like the single tract befor Marthas Grove but both are near Santee, Harmony grove fire in 1996, or the Ranchita or Alpine fires a couple years ago. Nope, its probably somewhere in Riverside County.

  40. #40
    If you have to ask...
    Reputation: miles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    650

    You know San Diego well, my son, but

    you still cannot snatch the trail from my hand. I'll tell you what- email me and we'll go out and rie it sometime, and you will agree that this is the sweetest trail in town.

    miles

  41. #41
    "Ride Lots" - Eddie Mercx
    Reputation: Yeti_Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,316

    I know, I know. what do I win?

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    but it is a lot of fun. Long, with some big rocky downhills, some long climbs, and enough singletrack to make most anybody happy to see pavement again. Extra tasty sweet, but I am sworn to secrecy.

    Here's a photo, though:
    but for protection of my loved ones, I cannot repeat it.

    YR

  42. #42
    If you have to ask...
    Reputation: miles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    650

    I'll tell you what-

    Since you have most likely guessed correctly, let's ride at Flightline on Sunday morning. I know, Flightline has nothing to do with the discussion, but so what.

    miles

  43. #43
    "Ride Lots" - Eddie Mercx
    Reputation: Yeti_Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,316

    yeah, yeah

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    Since you have most likely guessed correctly, let's ride at Flightline on Sunday morning. I know, Flightline has nothing to do with the discussion, but so what.

    miles
    we need to pick a time and a start.

    easiest place for most of us to meet is at the dead end of Faraday just off of El Camino. the other access points are harder for us from the south to get to.

    we'll figure it out on the group. Bear wants to go too.

    YR

  44. #44
    Just passing through....
    Reputation: DaFireMedic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,331

    Ok, one more guess

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    but that photo was taken five years ago. Definitely nowhere near Santee, nor Julian.

    miles
    That looks like a fire that I fought near Viejas about 5 years ago. Either that or its on the Pechanga Indian Reservation, and thats why you are sworn to secrecy.

  45. #45
    If you have to ask...
    Reputation: miles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    650

    Was the Viejas fire really five years ago? Wow.

    Time flies, for sure. That area along I-8 looks pretty well grown back in now. Almost no sign of any fire damage.

    Just a few days ago I toured the Cedar Fire hotspots. South of Julian on Engineer Rd and Eagle Peak, then througgh the Lagunas. Incredible. Those trees aren't coming back in five years, that is certain.

    Anyhow, you are narrowing the field, but you still haven't got it (but you are thinking in the right direction).

    miles

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikerdude87
    I usually ride on Saturday mornings. I meet my friend around 8:00 at his house and we ride from there. PM me if you want to come along and we'll schedule somthing out. This sat I might go but Im not completely sure.
    My favorites are Santiago, Aliso woods and Whiting. I like Whiting mostly just because it's a nice after work ride that I can easily bike to from my apartment.

    mtnbikerdude,

    I think I know the waterfall trail your refering to but I know it as "goat". Have you ever heard of it being refered to as "goat", I was wondering if it's the same trail. I love that trail but I don't ride it unless I'm with someone else so they can call in the medivac chopper when I get out of control. I havent needed the medivac yet but came close a few times.

  47. #47
    [paste title here]
    Reputation: mtnbikerdude87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    515
    Quote Originally Posted by MTBLink
    My favorites are Santiago, Aliso woods and Whiting. I like Whiting mostly just because it's a nice after work ride that I can easily bike to from my apartment.

    mtnbikerdude,

    I think I know the waterfall trail your refering to but I know it as "goat". Have you ever heard of it being refered to as "goat", I was wondering if it's the same trail. I love that trail but I don't ride it unless I'm with someone else so they can call in the medivac chopper when I get out of control. I havent needed the medivac yet but came close a few times.
    ''

    I dont know if its called goat of not. I know it as Toads Wild Ride and Waterfall. The trail starts a little past chutes and goes all the way down to where the damn is. If you want to, we could take you on this trail. Im usually the slow one and prone to crashes, so the medivac chopper would be nice .
    Keep Pedaling

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikerdude87
    ''

    I dont know if its called goat of not. I know it as Toads Wild Ride and Waterfall. The trail starts a little past chutes and goes all the way down to where the damn is. If you want to, we could take you on this trail. Im usually the slow one and prone to crashes, so the medivac chopper would be nice .
    Yeah, we must be talking about the same trail. Sunday is my only day off these days so if you want to setup a ride to santiago then, I would be happy to tag along.

  49. #49
    Just passing through....
    Reputation: DaFireMedic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,331

    Actually

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    Was the Viejas fire really five years ago? Wow Time flies, for sure. That area along I-8 looks pretty well grown back in now. Almost no sign of any fire damage.

    Just a few days ago I toured the Cedar Fire hotspots. South of Julian on Engineer Rd and Eagle Peak, then througgh the Lagunas. Incredible. Those trees aren't coming back in five years, that is certain.
    miles
    I think it was about 3 yrs ago, The Pechanga fire was closer to 5 years ago. But either way. I'm outta guesses.

  50. #50
    Ride lots...
    Reputation: DSDuke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    848

    Fave Trail

    The Tri-Canyon trails(Rose, San Clemente and Tecelote canyons) in Marian Bear Park in San Diego are my fave. They offer a little of everything with an emphasis on technical single track.
    I hope you have a big trunk... 'cuz I'm puttin' my bike in it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Trails and Rides forums...
    By fc in forum Other Areas
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 12-14-2004, 02:20 PM
  2. Biking trails in Jousha Tree
    By mtnbikerdude87 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-02-2004, 10:02 PM
  3. Indiana DNR starts to open State Parks!
    By JmZ in forum Trail Building and Advocacy
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2004, 09:32 PM
  4. i need some info on New Mexico MTB rentals/ trails
    By SDtrailblazer in forum Passion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-29-2004, 01:39 PM
  5. eastern mass trails conditions
    By dang in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-21-2004, 07:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •