The Luge

3.75 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
If the wear on the trail is any indication, the Luge has been a very popular trail for a very long time!

Begin by heading up the old fire road that, as a result of the encroaching plant life, has turned into a rocky singletrack climb along the ridge. Buckly down and get ready to grind, as there's about 3-4 miles of climbing in front of you.

The turn off to the luge trail is marked by the American Flag sitting high on the knob. Hang a right and prepare to descend!

The main Luge Trail is a bomber descent that is true to it's namesake: big berms and a trench-like disposition hold you into the trail, letting you open it up and let it rip down the mountain! The trail is currently pretty rough in places, with some rocks and tons of braking bumps going into the corners, but still, the best word to describe it is flowy! Many of the trails that I've ridden so far in So Cal have been anything but flowy, but the Luge let's you flow like water down the mountain.

When you reach the pavement, hang a right and head down to Cook's Corner. This is the low spot of the route, so it wouldn't be a bad place to park the car. (Google map location given is for the beginning of the dirt). Hang a right at Cook's Corner to climb back up the highway to your car!
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ July 10, 2012
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)


July 15, 2013
Review: A fun, fast blue DH trail with a lot of wear and washboarding from heavy use. Fun, but not as nice as Frequency or Avery

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May 18, 2013
Review: Great little run. Some sharp rock sections that get the adrenaline going if your descending full speed and a few little smooth jumps near the bottom to finish off the ride. This trail gets more fun when you pick up the pace.

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Granny Gear

March 19, 2013
austinv Granny Gear  
Review: Super fun, flowy downhill! Good 5 mile ride up from cooks corner to the flag to get your blood flowing!

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January 6, 2013
revans1961 Gramcounter  
Review: I have to agree that the down hill is short. Theres a lot of climbing for such a short run. The trail is in perfect condition right now lots of concerned riders do some repair work. To make the ride a little better start at Whiting Ranch in Foothill ranch this will turn it into a two hour ride. Lots of fun.

Similar Trail: The Luge

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Bunny Hop

December 23, 2012
TeaWorks Bunny Hop  
Review: A fun, but all too short DH!I ride this as a mid-week tune up because it also has a pretty good climb as well. The write up here is spot on.

Similar Trail: Rock-it @ Aliso Woods

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World Champ

July 10, 2012
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: This is an incredible downhill! I want to ride it again!

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The Luge MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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MTB in SoCal: The Luge, Whiting Ranch, and Mountain Lions