10.1 miles
776 ft
-776 ft
740 ft
High Point

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 - Intermediate Route 1 is a 10 mile popular intermediate route located near Aliso Viejo California. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 776 ft with a max elevation of 740 ft then descends -776 ft.
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11 Reviews & Comments

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Iclimb4thedowns (Jun 11, 2022 at 21:26)
Trail Lynx
about time they made this a black diamond. the blue rating was really misleading as its much more technical than a blue.
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DPTR (Apr 3, 2022 at 7:39)
Trail Lynx
This is my favorite trail at Wood Canyon. It is a fast, technical downhill with some alternate jumps. No big gaps or tables, just little things you can drop off. Do NOT take a beginner down this trail. Only ride this trail when you are comfortable on Rock-It, then it will be really fun!
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bgolden1975 (Nov 2, 2021 at 16:36)
Trail Lynx
On the more challenging end of blue rated trails. Manageable for most, but this is more blue/black trail.
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Mbiggie (Jul 13, 2021 at 6:42)
Trail Cholla
As of June 1, 2021 this is an uphill only trail for bikes. As of this post, Trailforks has this listed as a multi-directional trail. Again, it is an uphill only trail for bikes, multi-directional trail for hikers.
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fdcmtb (Jun 23, 2021 at 12:46)
Trail Lynx
This trail is now bikes and downhill only.
  • + 0
zinexo (Jun 15, 2021 at 10:25)
Trail Cholla
Really steep for pedaling an enduro bike. Should be changed into a proper climbing trail.
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stachern (Jun 15, 2021 at 11:54)
Trail Cholla
the trail is already 10 feet wide in some spots, it doesn't need any more widening. Many people pedal enduro bikes up it with no issue, it is the easiest climb in Aliso.
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thechrisfr (Apr 26, 2021 at 17:31)
Trail Lynx
Short but technical and fun trail.
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Badmtb (Nov 8, 2020 at 10:15)
Trail Lynx
fun tech
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MTBMOR (May 6, 2020 at 11:53)
Trail Lynx
It was hot at 3pm but uncrowded. When we left at 5 there was a crowd building...about 85 degrees when we rode but with a breeze
  • + 0
rtaylor1127 (Jun 8, 2019 at 11:08)
Trail Lynx

Trails in Route

Cholla1,519 ft
Lynx2,677 ft
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More Stats for Aliso Woods - Intermediate Route 1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    92 ft
  • Altitude start
    178 ft
  • Altitude end
    180 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,138 ft
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