An XC alternative ride to the burly Noble Canyon trail in the Mt. Laguna Recreation Area. While the NC trail requires a shuttle, the network of trails available allows one to put together a variety of loops if you know the area or willing to be a bit adventurous. There is a good map at the TH kiosk of the area trails. Available trails carry you through pine/oak forest, beautiful pine meadows and up to the oak chapparal before returning on the opposite side of the meadow on your trip back to the TH. Plenty of fast flowy trail with just a bit of rocks. The tough part of the climb when you turn off Noble Canyon is on a FS road.