10.6 miles
1,495 ft
-1,478 ft
1,002 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 2 is a 11 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 1,495 ft with a max elevation of 1,002 ft then descends -1,478 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
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.
  • + 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.
  • + 0
Samgreene (Oct 1, 2017 at 20:30)
Nice ride though the canyon bottom.

Trails in Route

Meadows Trail2,110 ft
Wood Canyon Trail3 miles
Cholla1,316 ft


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More Stats for Aliso Woods - Intermediate Route 2 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    92 ft
  • Altitude start
    671 ft
  • Altitude end
    689 ft
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  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,524 ft
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Aliso Woods with The Outsider MTB Rock-it and Lynx
Aliso Woods with The Outsider MTB Rock-it and Lynx
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Jan 17, 2022
MTB Riding Cholla at Aliso-Wood Canyons, April...
MTB Riding Cholla at Aliso-Wood Canyons, April 11, 2021
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Wood Canyon Trail
Aug 15, 2022 @ 5:59pm
Aug 15, 2022
The sandy spots are still very ridable.
Jul 29, 2022 @ 9:20am
Jul 29, 2022
Meadows Trail
May 20, 2022 @ 5:37pm
May 20, 2022
Back open after fire
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