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      Limestone Canyon & Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park encompasses over 4,300 acres of Riparian and Oak Woodland canyons, rolling grassland hills and steep slopes of Coastal Sage Scrub and Chaparral. The park is highlighted by scenic rock formations, including the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. There are five intermittent streams: Borrego, Serrano, Aliso Creek, Santiago Creek and Aqua Chivera meandering through the park, each hosting an abundance of wildlife. Remnants of the former cattle ranching days can be seen throughout the park.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The park entrance parking is $3.00 for the day and is located at the North end of the Ralph's parking lot on Portola Parkway.
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      Region Details
      • 3
      • 7
      • 15

      Region Status
      Caution as of Feb 18, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails Horse
      8
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      3,387 ft
      Total Vertical
      802 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,601 ft
      Reports
      700
      Photos
      71
      Ridden Counter
      16,032

      Photos of Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Whiting Road
      15 |
      Aug 13, 2023 @ 4:34pm
      Aug 13, 2023
      trail: Mustard
      47 |
      Feb 28, 2023 @ 11:02am
      Feb 28, 2023
      trail: Raptor Trail
      15 |
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 1:52pm
      Jan 25, 2023
      trail: Raptor Trail
      11 |
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 1:52pm
      Jan 25, 2023
      trail: Raptor Trail
      6 |
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 1:52pm
      Jan 25, 2023
      trail: Raptor Trail
      5 |
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 1:52pm
      Jan 25, 2023
      trail: Edison
      102 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 1:19pm
      May 16, 2020
      trail: Edison
      226 |
      Mar 31, 2014 @ 3:56pm
      Mar 31, 2014

      Videos of Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Mountain Bike

      Whiting Ranch - Cactus & Billy Goat
      1:34 | 58 | Mar 27, 2020
      Muddy Ride
      trail: Mustard
      1:54 | 233 | Nov 22, 2018
      Whiting Ranch trails
      1:22 | 151 | Aug 27, 2017
      Whiting Ranch Edit
      2:10 | 113 | May 3, 2016
      santiago oaks downhill
      5:12 | 159 | Oct 25, 2015
      Whiting Ranch 8-6-15 RAW
      4:57 | 149 | Aug 6, 2015
      Whiting Ranch RAW
      0:39 | 111 | Jul 24, 2015
      Cattle Pond Loop
      0:57 | 77 | May 25, 2014

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Line Shack
      Feb 13, 2024 @ 10:21pm
      Feb 13, 2024
      Prevalent MudSoCalMTBikerLarge tree down across trail, blocking...
      Whiting Road
      Feb 13, 2024 @ 10:21pm
      Feb 13, 2024
      Prevalent MudSoCalMTBikerLarge tree down across trail, blocking...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Dreaded Hill Trail
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 4:13am
      Feb 18, 2024
      DryE-Bike brundlefly
      Cactus Hill Trail
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 4:13am
      Feb 18, 2024
      VariableE-Bike brundlefly
      Sage Scrub Trail
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 4:13am
      Feb 18, 2024
      IdealE-Bike brundlefly
      Sage Scrub
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 4:13am
      Feb 18, 2024
      IdealE-Bike brundlefly
      Serrano Cow Trail
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 4:13am
      Feb 18, 2024
      IdealE-Bike downed tree was clearedbrundlefly
      Whiting Spur Road
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 4:34am
      Jan 28, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike brundlefly
      Live Oak Trail
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 4:34am
      Jan 28, 2024
      DryE-Bike brundlefly
      Vulture View Road
      Jan 27, 2024 @ 5:05am
      Jan 27, 2024
      DryOne large rain rut to look out for. After...MTBMOR
      Borrego Canyon Trail
      Dec 28, 2023 @ 7:56am
      Dec 28, 2023
      IdealLittle ruts from rain run offBNilson
      Cattle Pond
      Dec 3, 2023 @ 4:57am
      Dec 3, 2023
      DryE-Bike brundlefly

      Activity Feed

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      brundleflyaddreportactivity #49299209 and 4 more
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 5:09pm
      Feb 18, 2024
      stevesfastrwishlistregionactivity #49221695
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 11:36am
      Feb 16, 2024
      tChUOJFwishlistrouteactivity #49192282
      Feb 15, 2024 @ 3:20pm
      Feb 15, 2024
      SoCalMTBikeraddreportactivity #49145692 and 3 more
      Feb 13, 2024 @ 10:25pm
      Feb 13, 2024
      charleyhustle76commentrouteactivity #49134135
      Feb 13, 2024 @ 11:26am
      Feb 13, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      TroupetrailCactus Hill TrailGet your free trail pennant stickers in the...
      Oct 25, 2023 @ 11:11am
      Oct 25, 2023
      AdamzTf9HtrailAliso Creek ConnectorNot recommended. Grown in, cactus everywhere....
      Sep 12, 2023 @ 7:24pm
      Sep 12, 2023
      SuppleRhino415trailCactus Hill TrailThis one’s a blast. Almost pump track esque...
      Aug 16, 2023 @ 10:46pm
      Aug 16, 2023
      MTBMORtrailCattle PondThe trail is much mellower than before. There...
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 7:59pm
      Jul 16, 2022
      ChrisgriestrailCattle PondFun short single track offshoot before the...
      Nov 28, 2021 @ 7:35am
      Nov 28, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      O'Neill Regional Park 29 38 1 13.6 km
      Cleveland National Forest 1 15 7 74.1 km
      Irvine Ranch Open Space 6 15 175.3 km
      Oso Viejo Community Park 65.8 km
      Arroyo-Trabuco7.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2517 miles3,297 ft8 miles804 ft
      #320#15471700517,226
      Horse87 miles1,663 ft4 miles696 ft
      188
      Hike2718 miles3,386 ft8 miles804 ft
      #209#1187001372
      Trail Running2718 miles3,386 ft8 miles804 ft
      #213#1187002220
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