2,031 ft
Distance
266 ft
Climb
00:06:44
Avg time

Cholla Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
    Aliso Viejo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1205 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8385 in Trail Running
    • #6617 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Short, technical, singletrack climb with lots of switchbacks and rock faces
Beginning June 1, 2021, this trail will be uphill only for Mountain Bikes remain bidirectional for all users. The trail will be edited at that time to reflect the changes.
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Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cholla mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    266 ft
  • Altitude min
    448 ft
  • Altitude max
    715 ft
  • Altitude start
    448 ft
  • Altitude end
    715 ft
  • Grade
    13.1%
  • Grade min
    47.2%
  • Distance climb
    1,965 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:23
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Status:
on Jul 29, 2022
Dry
Avg: 2.9 (21 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Cholla Trail Reports

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      Jul 29, 2022 @ 9:20am
      Jul 29, 2022
      Jul 7, 2022 @ 11:13am
      Jul 7, 2022
      Still in pretty good shape
      Jun 5, 2022 @ 6:02am
      Jun 5, 2022
      No issues, same grueling climb
      May 20, 2022 @ 5:37pm
      May 20, 2022
      Back open after fire
      May 12, 2022 @ 4:59pm
      May 12, 2022
      Closed from fire
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 65 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,539 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14,201 rides
      • Last: Aug 13, 2022

      Photos

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      160 |
      May 14, 2019 @ 3:30pm
      May 14, 2019
      349 |
      Mar 12, 2016 @ 2:41pm
      Mar 12, 2016
      232 |
      Feb 4, 2014 @ 2:44pm
      Feb 4, 2014
      154 |
      Nov 25, 2012 @ 6:04pm
      Nov 25, 2012

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Mbiggie (Jul 13, 2021 at 6:42)
      As of June 1, 2021 this is an uphill only trail for bikes. As of this post, Trailforks has this listed as a multi-directional trail. Again, it is an uphill only trail for bikes, multi-directional trail for hikers.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      zinexo (Jun 15, 2021 at 10:25)
      Really steep for pedaling an enduro bike. Should be changed into a proper climbing trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      stachern (Jun 15, 2021 at 11:54)
      the trail is already 10 feet wide in some spots, it doesn't need any more widening. Many people pedal enduro bikes up it with no issue, it is the easiest climb in Aliso.
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      MTB Riding Cholla at Aliso-Wood Canyons, April...
      4:36 | 73 | Nov 1, 2021 , Aliso Viejo
      MTB Riding Aliso-Wood Canyons with the Crew,...
      40:00 | 38 | Nov 1, 2021 , Aliso Viejo
      MTB Riding Aliso + Wood Canyon, July 14, 2021
      22:33 | 39 | Nov 1, 2021 , Aliso Viejo
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