Join Date: Jun 2006
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Originally Posted by Bnjmn
I am headed to the Anaheim area for a wedding and I plan to get in some 2+ hour hilly training rides. From looking at the map, the squiggly roads through the Cleveland National Forest, Limestone Canyon Regional Park and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park look appetizing. Anyone have any experience with these areas or other suggestions?
I am a docent for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. I am assuming you are a mountain biker and looking for off road areas to ride. Limestone is private
- you can only ride with a docent. If you are interested in doing rides there go to irvineranconservancy.org and check for activities. There are rides most weekends and during the week at all levels. If you want more information re these rides, PM me.
Whiting is open to the public. Not my personal favorite spot to ride. Since you will be in Anaheim - check out Chino Hills from Carbon Canyon Regional Park. My suggestion is to do North Ridge to Sycamore or McDermott and then come down Telegraph (since you only have 2 hours). You can extent the ride by adding Raptor or Bovine Delight to South Ridge.
The other place to consider to Blackstar Canyon, across from Limestone. From the start off Blackstar Rd you can ride a full day to your heart's content. Look up Maple Springs, Motorway etc.
Two shops that may have more info is The Path in Tustin and Switchback Cyclery in Orange.
Also check out Santiago Oaks Regional Park
. Toughest climbs in OC if you ask me. A great place to ride however if you don't mind tough climbs and scary descents! You can also reach Santiago Oaks through Irvine Regional PArk. Irvine is free to the public during the week.
Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org
and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.
Last edited by Pamestique; 07-21-09 at 11:52 AM.