5,042 ft
Distance
32 ft
Climb
-483 ft
Descent
00:06:12
Avg time

BVD Details

  • Riding Area
    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
    Laguna Beach, California
  • AKA
    Old Emerald Falls
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking

Fun piece of trail that has a bit of everything. Flowing turns at the top, gets steeper and chunkier towards the end. Can be very sandy. Actual difficulty somewhere between Blue Square and Black Diamond, though I am no expert.

Access Info

Moro Ridge

Local Trail Association
More Stats for BVD bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -451 ft
  • Altitude min
    444 ft
  • Altitude max
    895 ft
  • Altitude start
    895 ft
  • Altitude end
    444 ft
  • Grade max
    -31.971%
  • Grade min
    12.963%
  • Distance climb
    816 ft
  • Distance down
    4,139 ft
  • Distance flat
    87 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:32
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Status:
on May 11, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (8 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bvd trailhead (33.588780, -117.784210)
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BVD Trail Reports

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May 11, 2018 @ 11:18pm
May 11, 2018
Treadwork has lots of erosion but that doesn’t make it unfun. Lots of great lines on this trail.
May 11, 2018 @ 11:16pm
May 11, 2018
Trail needs a trim af the bottom where it connects to Emerald. Wildflowers over growing on it a little. Still fun!
Jan 4, 2018 @ 6:11pm
Jan 4, 2018
Erosion at the top several turns is significant, but rest of upper portion is per usual with a little extra sand in some of the corners. Growth...
Oct 17, 2017 @ 7:34am
Oct 17, 2017
Still some erosion in places. It's all ridable, just keep your eyes open.
May 9, 2017 @ 4:07pm
May 9, 2017
Top half very overgrown and ruts almost a foot deep at times. Very difficult to ride while getting smacked in the face with grass/shrubs. Got...
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BVD, Irvine

Routes with this trail

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Trail Products

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Lukeo04 (Mar 14, 2018 at 19:00)
 Watch out for cactus, it's very close and the trail is also not marked
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