3,266 ft. elevation gain Whiting Ranch, which Joe rode in July the weekend of its Grand Opening, is across the street from the Luge and was also closed for months after the fire as well. http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/mountain-biking-beneath-the-redwoods-of-el-corte-de-madera-open-space/ Trail Karma; Stats; Help; About; Contribute; Events. California. Buckly down and get ready to grind, as there's about 3-4 miles of climbing in front of you. MnMDan Member. — Please explain. Follow the snaking, so worth it! An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. 873' Down Around here, the cats are actually getting more comfortable with our presence and encroaching on our domain. FREE UPDATES! Together, they make up an endurance-testing combination that will leave you exhausted and thrilled at … 3,266 ft. elevation gain We originally planned to include a loop of Whiting Ranch for the advanced route, but the Silverado Fire unfortunately burned parts of Whiting, so we have just one route option this week. Playing next. On this web page (slightly out of date) is a “List of Mountain Lion Attacks On People in California”, http://tchester.org/sgm/lists/lion_attacks_ca.html. • To start the new year I hit Whiting Ranch + The Luge. South Coast. Similar Products Used: Holy Create Recommended Route or Whiting Ranch Trail. 266.22 m Down, 10.9 mi Want to donate to imtbtrails? Discussion in 'Trail Conditions' started by MnMDan, Nov 20, 2015. While flowy, the trails are also pretty chunky in spots and will be sure to put your suspension to work. By: Brent: Started in: Lake Forest, CA, US Distance: 14.4 mi Selected: 14.4 mi Elevation: + 2137 / - 2088 ft: Moving Time: 02:20:00: Gear: 2005 K2 Attack 1.0: View parent route; Get Elevation Profile Image; Get Map Image Print Map from Browser Print Map PDF You must be logged in to comment... Signup Now. Starting at Cooks Corner, we’ll climb into Whiting Ranch Park and do a loop there. You can always add on an out and back to Old Camp on Santiago Truck Trail if you would like to make this ride longer. That 4th picture of the Luge looks waaaay fun! The Luge is a great ride if a little short at just under 8 miles. The Luge is on the back side of whiting and is a good 7 mile / 1200' loop. Sage Scrub Trail is in great shape! Technical terrain with no alternate lines. 14.9mi, 14.7mi I grew up in the mountains and never saw one through all those years, but within a week of moving into the city I saw one! OK cool, wasn’t totally sure. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. SPOT Has Your Back. Bing Maps has a collection of great trails with directions to trail heads as well as photos. I have another theory as well. Or, you can park at the Ralph’s parking lot for free. • One word of caution: if you see signs at Whiting Ranch saying a trail is closed due to mountain lion sightings, take them seriously. Faust29 iMTB Hooligan. Comments . Company   Racers leave the line at 30-second intervals. I haven't been there because the Luge is so much fun but it's a safer option. You can always add on an out and back to Old Camp on Santiago Truck Trail if you would like to make this ride longer. 15mi, started by going up the Dreaded Hill. Hosted by Venture Outer Zone and Tien Vo. 15.9 km it was around 9 pm. Borrego Trail is in good shape. Whiting Ranch on fire. Cleveland National Forest. Image Gallery for: Whiting Ranch - The Luge (California) -- Mountain Biking 9 Interested. Activities . Strava confirms its popularity: the Luge is literally covered in segments, with the main leaderboards boasting 1500+ Strava users who have ridden this trail. Wahoo's Fish Taco (Foothill Ranch) 27412 Portola Pkwy Unit A, Lake Forest, California 92610. 790' Down *Please patronize if you can, they provide parking for the MTB community. Website. Combination ride comprised of two very popular loops: Whiting Ranch and the Luge. I’ve heard that every time you venture into the mountains in the Boulder area, a mountain lion sees you… but about 99% of the time, you don’t see them! 3.9 km Past Events. Saved by AllTrails. Halfway through the hugely popular, Ride along Portola Pkwy, a busy suburb street, for about a mile and turn right after passing the Ralphs super market. IMBA Epics | 15.7mi, Awesome little spot , nothing to crazy singletrack Share. Ride Name: whiting ranch poker ride When: Saturday Oct 14th Time: 9am - 1pm Where: Whiting Ranch glenn park entrance Ride Description or Details: intermediate/ some experience. • EXERCISE CAUTION! Reminds me of The Chutes, here in Colorado Springs. At the first stream crossing you can see the old wood plank bridge under the water. While I had the opportunity to ride some awesome SoCal trails that weren’t in our database yet, I didn’t hit nearly all of them. The main Luge Trail is a bomber descent that is true to its namesake: big berms and a trench-like disposition hold you onto the trail, allowing you open it up and let ‘er rip down the mountain! Mountain bike, mountain biking, bikes, trails, mountain bike trails, hiking Image Gallery for: Whiting Ranch - The Luge (California) -- Mountain Biking Show Route Page Trailhead Parking area requires $3 fee. My nieghboorhood is late ’60s vintage and there were no sightings for many years, now they’re quite common. Did you see the pictures of the cougar they found dead last summer by the reservoirs in Stratton, right near the bottom of the Chutes? DH on Luge is awesome, lots of brake bumps and little drops that can be either jumped or rolled. The Red Rock Canyon and Billy Goat trails are reserved for hikers only. The 7.7 mile loop unfortunately finishes on pavement, but that’s a small price to pay for such a fun descent! • If I can make it without … 17.2mi, 14.7mi This route gives you a little bit of everything, tree lined single track, fire road climbs and descents, and a moderately technical drop down the ever popular luge trail. 437.07 m Up As I was standing there reading the sign, another rider came down the trail, whizzing right by the sign. The Luge is a great ride if a little short at just under 8 miles. Date. 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Whiting Ranch > Santiago Truck > Luge > O’Neill Park The “grand tour” of the foothills, on this intermediate level ride covering 20 miles of local terrain, you’ll see everything that the Santiago Truck Trail has to offer, plus Whiting Ranch and O’Neill Regional Parks. 299' Down Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2020 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | 14.9mi, Great ride, good steady climb with small steep parts. Something else? EXERCISE CAUTION! Warning: This route requires that you cross a road that cars frequently travel at high speeds. 437.63 m Down. Individually, both are great and could be done by themselves for a shorter ride. Horses are also able to use this trail. Sun, Jun 6, 2010, 8:15 AM: Whiting Ranch / Luge Loop RideMeet in the McDonalds parking lot (26692 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610),at 8:15 because we will ride at 8:30 Sharp! As for the paved section, it’s only a couple miles long, so not really worth shuttling. 19 May 2019; SUN 5/19 8:30AM The Luge and Whiting Ranch Loop event; Interested Going Not Going. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and 5:29. Location: Irvine, CA Name: Dan Eitman Current Bike: Trek Superfly FS. Here are two excellent SoCal trails I had the opportunity to ride that were not yet listed on Singletracks. Not sure if I saw that one. Terms | Privacy, First published February 28, 2013 @ 9:47:27, Limestone Canyon And Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, MTB in SoCal: The Luge, Whiting Ranch, and Mountain Lions. Whiting Ranch is open 7 a.m. to sunset, year round, except after rain. 353' Up Mountain bikers like to head to this park for the thrill of “The Luge” loop, which extends a little beyond Whiting Ranch and has some challenging trails. Park by the old Canyon Cyclery, ride through Whiting Ranch to the Luge, do it then ride up behind horse stable & do cactus hill singletrack & ride the woods back to the car. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. MTB Podcast | This route gives you a little bit of everything, tree lined single track, fire road climbs and descents, and a moderately technical drop down the ever popular luge trail. Ebruner said: ↑ There is always the luge and oneil. donate to earn trail karma! NOT OKAY! Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST. Lunch at Cooks Corner afterwards. Check out the article! your own Pins on Pinterest The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction. Those with Time constraints can depart back to Cooks Corner. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension. Trail Karma; Stats; Help; About; Contribute; Events. Incorporating elements of cross-country, enduro and class time-trial formats into one unparalleled event, this off-road race is as challenging as it is fun. http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/trail-tuesday-soquel-demonstration-forest-santa-cruz-california/ By: Brent: Started in: Lake Forest, CA, US Distance: 14.4 mi Selected: 14.4 mi Elevation: + 2137 / - 2088 ft: Moving Time: 02:20:00: Gear: 2005 K2 Attack 1.0: View parent route; Get Elevation Profile Image; Get Map Image Print Map from Browser Print Map PDF You must be logged in to comment... Signup Now. 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. This is a great loop through Whiting Ranch that has many branches to create your own trail suitable to your enjoyment and fitness level. This was my best run yet through this trail until I got a pinch flat near the bottom. Location: irgendwo Name: B. Bunny Current Bike: 2 SC and a STDM. In general, there are a variety of different trails here ranging from wide, gated fire roads to bike-optimized singletrack. 4,792' Down Always be aware of your surroundings! I have been riding in whiting for about 5 years now and the luge for about 3. Another option is to continue up the fire road for a few more miles till you reach an area named " Old Camp". • Great areas to ride!!! http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/mountain-biking-the-tahoe-rim-and-flume-trails/ Do the long travel guys shuttle that long climb? Whiting Ranch Mountain Biking. Date. 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! made it up then had fun rest of the ride. This is a trail combination that will, unless you ride often, wipe you out. Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678. Top of Sleepy Hollow has been worked in attempt to refresh the trail by narrowing it, and getting it back to … Ride Stats. 300' Up The Red Rock Canyon and Billy Goat trails are reserved for hikers only. about 8 months ago. See other rides. Nov 25, 2014 - MTBBill's Mountain Biking trail reviews and pictures of Whiting Ranch and the Santiago Truck Trail. Browse more videos. Post a Comment. 1,434' Up Discover trails like Whiting Ranch The Luge California, find information like trail length, elevation, difficulty, activities, and nearby businesses. The Luge is on the back side of whiting and is a good 7 mile / 1200' loop. Despite the long name, Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is one massive open space area that is seamlessly integrated with an … It has a one mile uphill and after that the trail flows into a single track tree covered tunnel like trail. 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