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Cholla Trail

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 3.7 (19)

A tight, technical, twisting singletrack that is steep and a real challenge to climb.


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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Singletrack

711' 217 m

High

448' 137 m

Low

263' 80 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Mountain lions may be present, be cautious.

Description

I've only climbed this twice, and never descended it, so I'm not sure how "acceptable" it is to locals to climb this skinny, twisting trail. Whatever the case, this trail is a real challenge to climb. Right from the start, it's a steep slope with a lot of rocks, ruts and turns. The turns seem to be placed right on top of the rocks and ruts, so you have to be nimble and powerful at the same time. For me, pace is the key. Too much, and you'll be out of breath half way up. Not enough, and you'll never get up the obstacles.

Knowing the trail going up, makes me think this would be really fun going down. The technical features will slow you down for sure, but would make for a fun ride.

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Dave Gregg

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 19 votes

#6437

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  3.7 from 19 votes
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Trail Rankings

#387

in California

#6,437

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Photos

A rider wheelies a buffed section of the Cholla Trail in Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park.
Dec 15, 2016 near Aliso V…, CA

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Jul 8, 2020
Bruh Momentum
Second-Fifth time on Cholla. It was 5 minutes going down but about 15 minutes coming up.
Mar 7, 2020
Jonathan Morales
Oct 16, 2018
Kevin Beeunas
Sep 24, 2017
Juan Gutierrez Acosta
Jun 5, 2017
Heather Hankins
May 4, 2017
Ameen Younis