Exploring the Best Bike Trails in Orange County, CA

Orange County, California is a paradise for cyclists. With plenty of trails and bike paths to choose from, you can find the perfect route for your next cycling adventure. From Whiting Ranch to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, here are some of the best bike trails in Orange County that you should explore. Whiting Ranch is a popular spot for mountain biking.

There are 17 miles of trails here, and the Red Rock Canyon and Billy Goat trails are reserved for hikers only. All other trails are open to hikers, cyclists and riders. There are no picnic or play areas here and the only bathroom is a portable urinal. This park is for trail adventures only. Just off Highway 133 from Laguna Beach, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park offers trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Much of this trail is in full sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen and protective gear and bring plenty of water. The Aliso and Wood Canyons Natural Park in Laguna Niguel covers 4,500 acres and offers more than 30 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Follow the trail that leads away from the nature center and crosses below Highway 133 to visit Lake Barbara, one of the few natural lakes in Orange County. For more information and trail maps at these and other Orange County parks, visit the OC Parks website. Whether you're looking for a shady hike, a place to ride the mountain bike trails, or a place to go horseback riding, these parks are some of the best places in Orange County to explore on two wheels.

Tania Bluitt
Tania Bluitt

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