5,052 ft
Distance
-443 ft
Descent
00:08:11
Avg time

BVD Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
    Laguna Beach, California
  • AKA
    Old Emerald Falls
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #15332 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #75505 in Trail Running
    • #28263 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    OC Parks

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for BVD mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -445 ft
  • Altitude min
    444 ft
  • Altitude max
    889 ft
  • Altitude start
    889 ft
  • Altitude end
    443 ft
  • Grade
    -8.8%
  • Grade max
    -40.2%
  • Grade min
    3.2%
  • Distance climb
    131 ft
  • Distance down
    4,908 ft
  • Distance flat
    13 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:27
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on May 19, 2024
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      BVD Trail Reports

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      May 19, 2024 @ 10:20am
      May 19, 2024
      Brush is overgrown
      May 7, 2024 @ 4:27am
      May 7, 2024
      Rather overgrown with some sections of deep ruts
      Apr 27, 2024 @ 7:09pm
      Apr 27, 2024
      brush is a bit overgrown but rideable
      Jan 15, 2024 @ 2:44pm
      Jan 15, 2024
      The dirt is great, but the ruts up top are GNARLY! Once past them the trail is great!
      Dec 4, 2023 @ 5:08am
      Dec 4, 2023
      Big ruts in the upper section and lots of overgrowth all the way. Past rains still have kept the dust down, dirt was great today.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 105 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,539 rides
      • Last: Jun 14, 2024

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      Apr 24, 2023 @ 1:44pm
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      Feb 11, 2021 @ 7:35pm
      Feb 11, 2021
      285 |
      Feb 11, 2021 @ 7:35pm
      Feb 11, 2021

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