This is just one section of the much longer Arroyo Trabuco trail system. It is basically the transition from the lower groomed fire road to a more proper trail that is mostly double track. It features a few water crossings that tend to change from season to season based on the severity of the previous winter. None are too difficult but the larger river rocks may give beginners some trouble. Those few rocks and a steep intro to the first crossing are the only reasons to rate this intermediate. Also, this is a place to avoid during wet weather, as you are riding in a literal flood zone.
You are mostly going to get to this by traveling through via the adjacent Arroyo Trabuco Trails, which feature many start and stop locations. A popular way to get here is to park at the Rancho Santa Margarita Water Works parking lot off Antonio Parkway & Oso Parkway, and then take the Water Works trail down to the Arroyo Trabuco.
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More Stats for Arroyo Trabuco Trail (Creek Crossings) mountain bike trail
Altitude change30 ft
Altitude min458 ft
Altitude max488 ft
Altitude start458 ft
Altitude end488 ft
Distance climb407 ft
Distance flat642 ft
Avg reverse time00:01:30
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Arroyo Trabuco... Trail Reports
Jan 14, 2018 @ 11:52amJan 14, 2018
|All creek crossings had water running through them. At most approximately 4-6 inches was the deepest. Able to ride through each of them.|
Aug 27, 2017 @ 7:43pmAug 27, 2017
|Crossings are all ridable. Water is fairly disgusting though.|
Jun 18, 2017 @ 3:12pmJun 18, 2017
|Many of the crossings have changed. Some are still quite difficult to ride through.|
May 5, 2017 @ 6:11amMay 5, 2017
|Water level higher than usual. Erosion makes climb up the south bank difficult.|
Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:59amSep 26, 2016
Ladera Ranch/Las Flores
Routes with this trail
|25 Mile Ride for Rwanda 2016 Route||25 miles|
|Arroyo Trabuco (Crown Valley to O'Neill)||7 miles|
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