Exploring the Best Bike Rides in Orange County, CA

Orange County, CA is a paradise for cyclists looking for easy and scenic bike routes. With a wide selection of dining options, it's the perfect spot for a Bike 'n Brunch adventure. Whether you're looking for a shady hike, mountain bike trails, or horseback riding, these parks are some of the best places in Orange County to explore. The Aliso Creek National Recreation Trail is a great place to start your journey.

It connects the Aliso and Wood Canyons mountain bike park in Aliso Viejo with the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, where you'll find Cook's Corner, a popular spot for motorcyclists and cyclists alike. Crystal Cove State Park is another great option. You can reach it by taking the side streets of Corona del Mar and then taking a short trip along the PCH bike path. Laguna Beach has some of the most picturesque eating patios, but cycling there is mostly on busy streets without bike trails or even bike lanes. For more information on bike routes to these dining destinations, check out Richard Fox's book “EnCyclopedia Southern California: The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides”.

It includes a 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, visit the OC Parks website.

Tania Bluitt
Tania Bluitt

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