15.5 miles
1,803 ft
-1,801 ft
866 ft
High Point

Two trails that are challenging and fun that you can add-on for an even longer & gnarlier route are Car Wreck or Mentally Sensitive.

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is located closer to the beach in Orange County, which allows for some cooler days but still super fun sends. There are fire roads towards Top of the World and also in the creek that weave through the trees. Most of the trails are a big technical so be cautious, unless you wish to stay only on fire roads. The climbs are steep and the descents are technical, but everything is doable or easy to walk. It’s also a very popular location for hikers, so be cautious while on the trails. On weekends it can get a bit crowded so if you can squeeze in a ride on a weekday you may not have to worry about avoiding so many people.
Make sure to keep an eye out for features and ways to get around them if you're not ready to hit it this time. Be cautious of other riders, hikers, and horses as this area can be busy on peak days or times. Mountain bikers yield to all other trail users.

For More Info on Aliso Go to: https://www.ocparks.com/parks/aliso/

Detailed Description
Aliso Woods - Advanced Route 1 is a 16 mile popular expert route located near Aliso Viejo California. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 1,803 ft with a max elevation of 866 ft then descends -1,801 ft.
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Trails in Route

Coyote Run1 mile
5 Oaks3,606 ft
Cholla1,601 ft
Lynx2,864 ft
Rock-It1 mile
Coyote Run4,347 ft


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    Black Diamond
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More Stats for Aliso Woods - Advanced Route 1 mountain bike route
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    1 hr 25 min
  • Altitude min
    92 ft
  • Altitude start
    177 ft
  • Altitude end
    180 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Sep 25, 2023 @ 9:23am
Sep 25, 2023
very tight in some places, getting overgrown, trail is rock so cant be that sandy, but where the trail is dirt, its blown out
5 Oaks
Sep 25, 2023 @ 9:21am
Sep 25, 2023
blown to absolute crap, makes it a challenge but has a ton of brake bumps and super sandy
Coyote Run
Aug 7, 2023 @ 11:06am
Aug 7, 2023
Thank you whomever cut back the overgrowth
Jul 18, 2023 @ 2:06am
Jul 18, 2023
The county cut the brush back so it's much wider
Jul 3, 2023 @ 10:23am
Jul 3, 2023
Bottom section bush was trimmed, and that annoying off-camber turn slipping into bush just before final rocks was patched up a bit. Runs so well now.
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