5,042 ft
Distance
32 ft
Climb
-483 ft
Descent
00:06:01
Avg time

BVD Details

  • Riding area
    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
    Laguna Beach, California
  • AKA
    Old Emerald Falls
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:06:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:32
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Status:
on May 9, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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BVD Trail Reports

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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...
Mar 22, 2017 @ 5:24pm
Mar 22, 2017
Top half is badly overgrown. The grasses are thick and tall in some sections completely covering the trail and making very hard to ride through...
Dec 4, 2016 @ 8:58pm
Dec 4, 2016
A few sandy the runs but mostly nice dry dirt with just a bit of moisture to keep the dust down and the traction good. Some rutted sections
Oct 4, 2016 @ 5:30pm
Oct 4, 2016
Oct 4, 2016 @ 4:13pm
Oct 4, 2016
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Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:02am
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BVD, Irvine

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BVD Old Emerald Trail
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