Arastradero Loop

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  3.4 from 7 votes
green  Easy from 7 votes
Rank: #1 in the Enid W. Pearson Arastradero Preserve area
#256 in CA, #1,950 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Ladera,
“A wide fire road loop - don't forget to ride the little terrain park at the end!”
Johnny Yip on Apr 12, 2013
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5.08.1 milesKilometers 659’201 m Ascent 758’231 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
30% Singletrack -658’-201 m Descent 290’88 m Low 16% Max Grade (9°)
Overview
1:30 average time for 7.0 miles. Details

Easily accessible from the highway, this park offers some easy riding on dirt road with some hilly sections. Great for doing laps.
Description
This loop is mostly wide fire road with a few short sections of steep hill. Because it is so close to the neighbourhood it's easy to drop by early in the morning before work or in the evening to run some laps. The riding is varied from narrow singletrack with switchback to wide hilly sections. Some sections do have loose rocks so watch out.

The highlight of the route is the terrain park at the far end. Not steep enough to catch big air but you can definitely do jumps and tricks on it.

Most of the route is exposed so don't forget to pack some water on a hot day. Watch out for hikers.
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PHOTOS of Arastradero Loop
  3.0 from 3 votes
A mountain biker heads off to the Bowl Loop Trail Alternative after comp... (Ladera, CA)
  3.0 from 3 votes
The view from the top of the Arastradero Loop!! After here its down hill... (Ladera, CA)
  3.0 from 3 votes
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  2.7 from 3 votes
Mini terrain park (Ladera, CA)
  2.7 from 3 votes
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  2.7 from 3 votes
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  2.7 from 3 votes
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  2.3 from 3 votes
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  2.0 from 2 votes
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  2.0 from 2 votes
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