3,540 ft
Distance
-140 ft
Descent
00:04:19
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Waterworks Trail

Waterworks Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    O'Neill Regional Park
    Ladera Ranch, California
  • AKA
    Deerpath Descent, Trabuco Trail, Water District
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (8 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #12398 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    County of Orange

fun flow trail with a few jumps

Access Info

Off of Antonio Parkway right after the Santa Margarita Water District

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waterworks mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -140 ft
  • Altitude min
    423 ft
  • Altitude max
    563 ft
  • Altitude start
    563 ft
  • Altitude end
    423 ft
  • Grade
    -4%
  • Grade max
    -21.2%
  • Grade min
    -0.2%
  • Distance down
    3,297 ft
  • Distance flat
    246 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:19
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Status:
on Jan 18, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Waterworks Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 18, 2021 @ 8:59am
      2 days
      running well, but it is a bit on the drier side, also their was a lot of newbs on the trail stoped in random spots...WATCH OUT FOR THEM
      Jan 15, 2021 @ 8:24am
      Jan 15, 2021
      Jan 12, 2021 @ 8:46am
      Jan 12, 2021
      Trail is pretty good, but they took down a few jumps.
      Jan 10, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      Jan 10, 2021
      Some of the jumps have been removed
      Dec 31, 2020 @ 6:36pm
      Dec 31, 2020
      Fast tacky dirt- running great with all berms and jumps dialed
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 94 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,602 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,458 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 6, 2021 @ 7:21pm
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      Jan 5, 2021 @ 5:19pm
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      Jan 5, 2021 @ 5:18pm
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      Jan 2, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Jan 2, 2021

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      16 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag socalstokie (Mar 2, 2016 at 9:21)
       This is the flowiest singletrack around Ladera Ranch. One of my favorite trails by far!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag sbomb (Mar 20, 2016 at 16:21)
       Anyone have a link to a trail map for the area?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag socalstokie (Mar 22, 2016 at 13:20)
       This might help but its only trails in Ladera Ranch
      www.ocexecutives.com/files/2/ladera%20ranch%20trails%20map.pdf
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MikeCrane (Oct 5, 2017 at 20:07)
       Why would you want to climb this l? Uphill is the way to go on this trail. Sure you could climb it, but with the other single tracks in the area that all lead to the same spot, this one is typically used for hauling butt downhill. If you do climb it, please don’t be wearing earbuds and blasting your jams. Surely someone will be bearing down on you Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Socalsingletrack (Nov 9, 2017 at 9:34)
       Best flow track around!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MnMDan SHARE (May 30, 2018 at 17:08)
       Keep it simple. Keep it downhill. Climb the boring stuff, descend the fun stuff. It’s within OC Parks jurisdiction, so no eBikes are permitted.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag evaneisenhart (Jul 6, 2019 at 20:54)
       Complete reroute in the top due to legal issues. Still a very fun trail and the reroute at the top was done by professionals
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag WimberN (Sep 24, 2019 at 21:13)
       Been my favorite trail from my very first day riding. In my novice opinion, I like it more than Lizard(fun flowy trail) in Laguna because it's a great payoff that doesn't take a brutal climb to get to. I like to run loops up escalator and down waterworks and repeat.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rent (Feb 8, 2020 at 12:39)
       Fairly recent trail work . Berms are solid right now and no signs of sand .
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag CharleyMorris (Apr 15, 2020 at 6:36)
       By far the best flow trail around!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag LannonK (May 15, 2020 at 18:22)
       If you’re going to hike on this trail, don’t.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag doobers (Jun 10, 2020 at 0:03)
       please don't hike this trail. bunch of other trails nearby to hike, had some close calls with hikers while coming around a blind corner too many times
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag boltonhouse1 (Jun 20, 2020 at 16:17)
       I would say it's more of a blue trail. Some sections are ez but wouldn't recommend if you're going with someone who is new to mtn biking. I loved it though!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Quigs10 (Sep 27, 2020 at 10:50)
       Hey all...started mtn biking w 12 yr old and have done many of the easy to moderate trails in so OC and saw this trail and we'd like to try it but were wondering where you guys park to get to Waterworks? Taco Bell parking entrance in back parking area or somewhere else and ride to entry on Antonio? Thx
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag zdrenduro67 (Oct 9, 2020 at 0:44)
       this trail is so flowy!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag theherpsalad (Dec 3, 2020 at 12:37)
       STOP climbing Waterworks, it's dangerous and irresponsible. Go around like everyone else.
      [Reply]

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