Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.07 out of 5
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Intermediate
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,400 ft
↓ 3,800 ft

Network
2:16
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Aliso Canyon is network of grueling climbs followed by intense, white knuckle downhill sections, with some flatter sections of singletrack peppered in here and there. Most of the DH sections are doubletrack or fire rode width and get pretty gnarly with some cruel ledges and seriously rigid terrain, especially the "Car Wreck" section. After each of the DH runs, you usually have a short fire road connector trail to, you guessed it, a couple miles of steep climbing, so bring an extra lung in your camelbak. The singletrack deep in the canyon is nice and plush but not very technical.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I would appriciate a fast respose, i am going on this trial tomorrow and I was wondering a beginner friendly trial there. I am slightly expirienced but I am taking my brother with me and he has 0 expirience on trials and I would like to go on an easy going down hill trial. -Nathan Bonetto

A: First off, the trails to avoid then, Car Wreck and Mentally Sensitive are not beginner trails. Also, Cholla is generally regarded as a climbing trail. If you descend it (especially on a busy weekend), expect to upset a lot of people (not just MTBers). Lynx and Rock-it are also probably above beginner, probably intermediate. Head over to Meadows, its a local favorite.

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Q: Is there any jumps -Guest

A: No just drop offs. Park is highly patrolled and managed.

Guest answered on March 29, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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System Trails (12)
System Trails (12)
Rock-it
Car Wreck
West Ridge
Mathis Canyon
Mentally Sensitive
Stair Steps
Coyote Run Trail
Cholla
Meadows
Lynx
Wood Canyon Trail
5 Oaks Trail
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Reviews (18)
 

Bunny Hop

January 13, 2018
chilas Bunny Hop  
 
Review: love this trails , so much fun all around, ideal for any skill level

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Bunny Hop

December 29, 2017
chilas Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Love this place Has one trail for any level

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Trailblazer

July 7, 2014
 
Review: I got pointed in the direction of this trail by a local bike shop. I am so glad I got a chance to ride this while out in California. I did not get to do everything but I by chance I followed the exact same path that the video for this trail shows. Rock It was amazingly fun! The climbs were a bit grueling but take that with a grain of salt... I am from Florida.

I was a little lost in the beginning and kinda wish there was more signage. They had maps posted every so often but those did not help me much until I got properly oriented.

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Trailblazer

April 15, 2014
 
Review: Great Climb and really fun Down hill with a awesome view of the Ocean!!

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Granny Gear

January 16, 2014
S.R. Granny Gear  
 
Review: Does anyone planing to go on the weekend that I can tag with? It would be my fist time and would love not to get lost. teto_r2003 at yajoo dot com thanks

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Gramcounter

November 13, 2012
TeaWorks Gramcounter  
 
Review: AW has something for everyone, and it seems everyone is on these trails on the weekend. Rock-it, with it's stepped rock garden is a must.

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World Champ


October 29, 2012
 
Review: Huge variety of trails to choose from: from mellow fire roads to lung busting climbs to double black diamond descents. Most of the area is pretty exposed but there are a few trails through the trees toward the bottom of the canyon. Great proximity to the beach which means incredible views!

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World Champ


July 10, 2012
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: Pretty cool trail system near Laguna Beach. It's on a very exposed set of hills, so it's best to ride when the temperatures are cool. Combination of doubletrack and singletrack, much like many of the other trails in So Cal.

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Bunny Hop

April 25, 2012
swimaway Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Just got done riding Car Wreck. What an awesome trail, but it is NOT for beginners. If you have any doubt of your skills stay off this trail. From the get go, you depart a decent 3 foot drop that you've gotta hit with some speed, but not too much or youll overshoot the singletrack landing. if you continue riding, you'll cruise down a bit of singletrack to the first rock garden. This is what separates the men from the boys. Navigate your way through the next few hundred feet of rocks, and you get greeted with yet another rock garden. This one however, separates the men from the mentally insane. The next few hundred feet will expose you and your 5 senses to all this trail has to offer. You will smell your brakes burning as you attempt to remain in control. Your fingers will have the engravings of your brake levers imprinted in them for days. You will hear your rear tire hopping along and your bike groaning, begging for forgiveness. You won't see the end, because you can't look more than 5 feet in front of you. You will taste the sweat dripping down your face, knowing that one wrong move and that sweat will taste like blood for the rest of the day. When you finally reach the end of the rock garden and see the car wreck (yeah, hence the name) you descend past a low hanging tree limb (DUCK,) through a small creek, and you are home free. The trail will dump you out with mathis into the main trail. Overall, this trail rocks, however I ran into a guy on the way out who broke a few ribs on this trail a couple weeks ago.... use caution.

Similar Trail: I can't really compare it to anything locally.

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Bunny Hop

February 24, 2012
ikki831 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Aliso creek has some great single track trails. Some are quite the challenge. Check out Telonics and Rock-it for some great downhill fun.

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Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park MTB Trail 4.07 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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MTB Trail Report: Aliso and Wood Park in Southern California
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