3 miles
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-838 ft
Descent
00:19:41
Avg time

Emerald Canyon Road Details

  • Riding Area
    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
    Laguna Beach, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Global Ranking
    #34742 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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More Stats for Emerald Canyon Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -812 ft
  • Altitude min
    56 ft
  • Altitude max
    868 ft
  • Altitude start
    868 ft
  • Altitude end
    56 ft
  • Grade max
    -114.693%
  • Grade min
    35.511%
  • Distance climb
    976 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    523 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:41
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.15 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Emerald Canyon Road Trail Reports

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      Sep 18, 2017 @ 4:21pm
      Sep 18, 2017
      Reasonable trail . Fire road at the top, single track with overgrown brush at the bottom. A locked gate at the bottom makes this a down and up...
      Sep 21, 2016 @ 1:35pm
      Sep 21, 2016
      Steep road that leads to mostly smooth singletrack. Gate at the end. Good luck trying to get out, I was lucky enough to get escorted through by...
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      Emerald Canyon Road, My City
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      Emerald Canyon Road, My City

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag peytodog (Dec 30, 2014 at 16:45)
       We rode this from Old Emerald down to the west. Unless we missed something it ended in a gated community with no exit. We had to push up to get to highway #1
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      • + 1
      flag mellowxc (Jan 14, 2015 at 12:44)
       I've heard you need a key from that gated community to get through. Gotta hike around at the very bottom, or turn around and climb out.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Square01 (Jul 18, 2015 at 18:43)
       Was just there today during a nice rain storm. We asked a guy inside if he could open it up so we could get out of the lightning. He couldn't open it with the key he had so, it's probably only the employees who can open it. This trail is not worth going down to the end. It would be awesome if you could get past that gate though.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Yourlocalconsciousfella (Sep 21, 2016 at 13:31)
       VERY nice trail. Goes from a steep road to flowing(mostly smooth) singletrack. Be prepared though, there's a gate at the end. I called the housing communities main office and asked if they could escort me through. Luckily they were kind enough to send a security guard with a truck to haul my bike and me to let me out the other side.(Thank God, I didn't want to climb that hill).
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      • + 1
      flag mattzaccardi (Oct 12, 2016 at 23:19)
       I was there today, need to hike north around the fence and there is a hiking trail that takes you along the pool side of the park which then dumps you in on the road.
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