This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
4,973 ft
Distance
137 ft
Climb
-405 ft
Descent
00:07:09
Avg time

Backdraft Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ladera Ranch
    Ladera Ranch, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Ladder Bridge, Skinny, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #21842 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    County of Orange

Alternate trail before The Rage

Access Info

Antonio Ridge

More Stats for Backdraft bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -267 ft
  • Altitude min
    563 ft
  • Altitude max
    867 ft
  • Altitude start
    847 ft
  • Altitude end
    580 ft
  • Grade
    -5.37%
  • Grade max
    -42.285%
  • Grade min
    14.98%
  • Distance climb
    1,602 ft
  • Distance down
    3,006 ft
  • Distance flat
    364 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:09
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Status:
on Feb 24, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to backdraft trailhead (33.574033, -117.625165)
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      Backdraft Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 24, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Feb 24, 2019
      It’s not even a trail anymore. It got washed out and half of the trail got washed away
      Nov 17, 2018 @ 11:48am
      Nov 17, 2018
      Pretty major breaking bumps towards the top. Berms have been really washed out and need some work. It’s pretty loose, and sandy at parts.
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 8:20am
      Oct 22, 2018
      Loose at parts, needs a little rain. In great condition, and still a great trail.
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 11:52am
      Aug 18, 2018
      Pretty dry with decent size brake bumps at the top of the trail. Also watch out for the cactus, both my friend and I fell into it and it sucked....
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 8:18pm
      Jul 23, 2018
      There are no more signs and gates on top and bottom.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
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      • 171 rides
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      Trail Products

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag evaneisenhart (May 5, 2016 at 20:08)
       As of a week or so ago, this trail is shut down. A group of about 50 riders and growing are fighting this and they please ask to not vandalize or jump the fence in hopes of getting the trail back legally.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag socalstokie (Jun 1, 2016 at 11:55)
       I hope we can get this trail back
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rodric (Apr 6, 2019 at 20:19)
       The Backdraft MTB trail (AkA Tacos) has been 100% destroyed by OC Parks and is unrideable. The parks department used heavy equipment to blow up this trail, and has crossed it with bushes and cactus. The route is still discernible and could be reconstructed but it would take a lot of work. It is still fairly hike-able and is a beautiful gem of a trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rodric (Apr 6, 2019 at 20:23)
       The OC Parks destroyed massive amounts of habitat to disrupt this trail and the thourogh job they did was certainly not cheap. Far more economic and environmental impact than the bikers ever caused. What a shame...
      [Reply]

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