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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: +920/ -874 ft
Total: 104 riders
 

Mountain Biking Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

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#72 of 1,004 mountain bike trails in California
#1,260 in the world

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park lies within some of the last remaining coastal canyons in Southern California. Forty miles of trails lead the visitor through oak and sycamore woodlands and up onto ridges with expansive scenic vistas. Some of these trails are hiking only trails, so pay attention to the trail maps and signage.

On this ride you can see California as it has existed for thousands of years. The Coastal Sage Scrub community covers hilltops and slopes, along with patches of Native Valley Grassland and Maritime Chaparral.

The Ride:
Follow the Willow Canyon double track up a steep ascent (you might want to warm your knees up before launching on this ride).

At mile 1.47 turn right onto the Laurel Spur and Upper Laurel Canyon Trail. At mile 2.6 you will cross under the highway and begin following the Serrano Ridge Trail. At mile 5.62 turn right onto W. Canyon Trail. At mile 5.81 the trail forks. Stay right on W. Canyon/Stagecoach North Trail. At mile 7.15 you cross under Laguna Canyon Road. At mile 7.7 you re-cross under Laguna Canyon Road. Bear right and ride across the parking lot of the Nix Nature Center. Continue on Stagecoach South Trail (which is your first real singletrack on this route). At mile 9.25 turn right onto Camarillo Canyon Road. At mile 10.0 you complete the lollipop loop and reconnect with Serrano Ridge Trail. Retrace your original route and arrive back to the Trailhead at mile 13.25.

First added by norski on Apr 29, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is located in the San Joaquin Hills between the cities of Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, and Laguna Beach. The
Trailhead for this ride is the Willow Canyon Staging Area (Gate #6), on Laguna Canyon Road/SR 133 in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park's Willow
Canyon, on the west side of the road and just south of the El Toro Road intersection.

Address: 20101 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Q: Lets say you are gonna mountain bike stage coach until you get under the freeway where would you park your car
A: To ride Stagecoach until you reach the toll road, park at "Nix Nature Center" (you'll have to pay [depends on the day/weekend] $3-$5) which is off the 133/Laguna Canyon Road. Stagecoach is off the parking lot, head south (there is a small section which also goes north, but thats fireroad, and you're not missing much if you don't ride it, the good stuff is south)