25.5 miles
Distance
2,298 ft
Climb
-2,242 ft
Descent
1,437 ft
High Point

The 2016 route for the 25 Mile Ride for Rwanda. It has everything from creek crossings to rocky descents/climbs.

Detailed Description
25 Mile Ride for Rwanda 2016 Route is a 25 mile popular intermediate route located near Rancho Santa Margarita California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 2,298 ft with a max elevation of 1,437 ft then descends -2,242 ft.
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20 Reviews & Comments

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travisvader (Dec 3, 2020 at 12:37)
Trail Waterworks
STOP climbing Waterworks, it's dangerous and irresponsible. Go around like everyone else.
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zdrenduro67 (Oct 9, 2020 at 0:44)
Trail Waterworks
this trail is so flowy!
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Quigs10 (Sep 27, 2020 at 10:50)
Trail Waterworks
Hey all...started mtn biking w 12 yr old and have done many of the easy to moderate trails in so OC and saw this trail and we'd like to try it but were wondering where you guys park to get to Waterworks? Taco Bell parking entrance in back parking area or somewhere else and ride to entry on Antonio? Thx
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mcjca (Jul 5, 2021 at 23:15)
Trail Waterworks
Park at Santa Margarita Water District. It is allowed and most people park there.
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boltonhouse1 (Jun 20, 2020 at 16:17)
Trail Waterworks
I would say it's more of a blue trail. Some sections are ez but wouldn't recommend if you're going with someone who is new to mtn biking. I loved it though!
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doobers (Jun 10, 2020 at 0:03)
Trail Waterworks
please don't hike this trail. bunch of other trails nearby to hike, had some close calls with hikers while coming around a blind corner too many times
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LannonK (May 15, 2020 at 18:22)
Trail Waterworks
If you’re going to hike on this trail, don’t.
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CharleyMorris (Apr 15, 2020 at 6:36)
Trail Waterworks
By far the best flow trail around!
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Rent (Feb 8, 2020 at 12:39)
Trail Waterworks
Fairly recent trail work . Berms are solid right now and no signs of sand .
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WimberN (Sep 24, 2019 at 21:13)
Trail Waterworks
Been my favorite trail from my very first day riding. In my novice opinion, I like it more than Lizard(fun flowy trail) in Laguna because it's a great payoff that doesn't take a brutal climb to get to. I like to run loops up escalator and down waterworks and repeat.
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949er (Jul 13, 2019 at 19:09)
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evaneisenhart (Jul 6, 2019 at 20:54)
Trail Waterworks
Complete reroute in the top due to legal issues. Still a very fun trail and the reroute at the top was done by professionals
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Wolfswang (Jul 3, 2019 at 18:26)
Starting at Antonio the uphill is kinda steep but short. Loose rocks on the climb make it a little more challenging. Turns into flat horse trail once you pass the Coto gate but it's more fun than riding the street.
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Drizz355 (Jan 11, 2019 at 11:39)
Pretty wet on Jan 9, 2019. Several crossings with rushing water, one of which required a dismount and walk carrying the bike.
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MnMDan SHARE (May 30, 2018 at 17:08)
Trail Waterworks
Keep it simple. Keep it downhill. Climb the boring stuff, descend the fun stuff. It’s within OC Parks jurisdiction, so no eBikes are permitted.
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Socalsingletrack (Nov 9, 2017 at 9:34)
Trail Waterworks
Best flow track around!!!
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MikeCrane (Oct 5, 2017 at 20:07)
Trail Waterworks
Why would you want to climb this l? Uphill is the way to go on this trail. Sure you could climb it, but with the other single tracks in the area that all lead to the same spot, this one is typically used for hauling butt downhill. If you do climb it, please don’t be wearing earbuds and blasting your jams. Surely someone will be bearing down on you Smile
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sbomb (Mar 20, 2016 at 16:21)
Trail Waterworks
Anyone have a link to a trail map for the area?
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socalstokie (Mar 22, 2016 at 13:20)
Trail Waterworks
This might help but its only trails in Ladera Ranch
www.ocexecutives.com/files/2/ladera%20ranch%20trails%20map.pdf
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socalstokie (Mar 2, 2016 at 9:21)
Trail Waterworks
This is the flowiest singletrack around Ladera Ranch. One of my favorite trails by far!
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    25 MR route
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for 25 Mile Ride for Rwanda 2016 Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    419 ft
  • Altitude start
    861 ft
  • Altitude end
    919 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.3%
  • Grade min
    53.1%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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