1.1 miles
Distance
55 ft
Climb
-381 ft
Descent
00:08:02
Avg time

Lizards Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Crystal Cove State Park
    Laguna Beach, California
  • AKA
    Lizard
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (12 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #757 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10544 in Trail Running
    • #10353 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

Coming from the Newport side, the trail starts with a pretty technical downhill section (not beginner friendly). There are some man-made rock gardens with an optional easier dirt line. A couple small optional man made jumps as well. After the initial DH, it's all easy flowy fun single track.

Access Info

From the Newport side there's a small unmarked opening on Bommer Ridge.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lizards mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -326 ft
  • Altitude min
    589 ft
  • Altitude max
    915 ft
  • Altitude start
    915 ft
  • Altitude end
    589 ft
  • Grade
    -5.386%
  • Grade max
    -26.11%
  • Grade min
    11.246%
  • Distance climb
    1,047 ft
  • Distance down
    4,555 ft
  • Distance flat
    447 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:59
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Status:
on Aug 15, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (41 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Lizards Trail Reports

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      Aug 15, 2021 @ 9:09pm
      Aug 15, 2021
      There's a jump on the right that looks like a step down to flat. There is a landing to it but you really have to send it. I landed short and hard.
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 7:02pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      Alot of work done on the top section. Breaking bumps are gone along with most the rock gardens. Flows faster and easier.
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Aug 1, 2021
      Recent trail work toward the top of the hill, be aware that the trail may have changed since you ride it last
      Jul 12, 2021 @ 10:57pm
      Jul 12, 2021
      top blown out, flow section in good shape
      May 31, 2021 @ 6:55am
      May 31, 2021
      Good shape
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 52 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,448 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,567 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 13, 2019 @ 4:12pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      325 |
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 10:02pm
      Aug 20, 2018
      296 |
      Dec 8, 2017 @ 1:40am
      Dec 8, 2017
      354 |
      Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:10pm
      Dec 16, 2016

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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Donnyg26 (Nov 26, 2017 at 13:42)
       This trail is rockin!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      socalstokie (Apr 12, 2018 at 20:50)
       Pretty fun beginner trail in Laguna
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Moonie2123 (Dec 10, 2018 at 14:01)
       Lizards is decent fun, BUT, all the work climbing from the parking area and NO singletrack back down, that is CRIMINAL.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      AZWolverine (Jul 31, 2019 at 17:41)
       I agree - it would be great to have a single track out of the park somewhere. Lizards was a blast - no beginner trail, but if you are comfortable with some drops and steep, it is a lot of fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      DocBones (Nov 16, 2019 at 21:33)
       Would NOT take a beginner down this trail, unless you want them to never ride with you (or maybe anyone else) again. Love this trail though and takes you to a series of other trails in the area.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jjfullerton (Jun 3, 2020 at 14:51)
       Great trail with lots of natural features. Well maintained so let’s keep it that way - Ride don’t slide!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      MTBMOR (Jun 12, 2020 at 13:13)
       There is a nice sign post at the top marking the trail. I usually warm-up on fenceline and it spits me out almost right there.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      cfpcarlos (Jul 28, 2020 at 14:03)
       This is one of the most fun MB rides I ever done. And it’s so beautiful.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Nmil1484 (Feb 11, 2021 at 19:32)
       Very fun. I stopped at one feature only to realize I could have rolled it
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      F150jokerstyle (Aug 3, 2021 at 18:59)
       Trail just received alot of work on the top. Breaking bumps are pretty much gone along with alot of the rock gardens. Berms are built up also. It's faster now but easier as well. For sure runs like a blue trail now.
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      Videos

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