A long shuttle ride through amazing singletrack.”
— Bryce Knudson
Adventure Pass required for parking at South Fork.
This is a shuttle starting at South Fork Campground lot and ending just outside Angelus Oaks.
Long, flowing, xc-style singletracks with tight, hairpin turns and occasional easy climbs. Much of this ride hugs the hillside and has step drops to the right.
This trail finishes with a fire road climb that is not only manageable but quite pleasant.
Need to Know
Requires two cars for a shuttle. Shuttle points are about 20 minutes apart.
This can also be done as an out-and-back, but if you do that, I'd recommend starting at the bottom (Angelus Oaks) so you get the climbing out of the way first.
Angelus Oaks restaurant is a must have after your ride. Good beer and good food.
First, drop a car at the parking area just east of Angelus Oaks next to the Angelus Oaks sign. Then drive east up Hwy 38 to the South Fork Campground and get ready for an awesome ride.
From here you combine two trails: Santa Ana River Trail (SART) from South Fork to Glass Road and Santa Ana River Trail (SART) 2E03 Glass Road to Middle Control Road
These trails have tons of tree cover and wind in and out of the trees and along the hillside. Stop and enjoy the creeks, then bomb down the wide singletrack sections through the trees.
When you hit the bottom of the second section, turn left on Middle Control Road and climb three miles out to your car. This road is well-used by vehicles so be aware, otherwise, this climb is very mellow and the road is well maintained. If you are lucky you'll be treated with a small waterfall out of the rocks about two miles up.