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West Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (10)

A wide dirt road that offers some stunning ocean views and access to downhill trails.


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2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Doubletrack

987' 301 m

High

476' 145 m

Low

590' 180 m

Up

79' 24 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The northern end of this trail is very steep, and is an alternative way to climb the ridge instead of using Cholla. Once at the top, the dirt road stays on the ridge, occasionally climbing a steep slope. There are a few places that offer breath-taking views of the ocean. The first is a little over a mile from the start on the right, at a wide spot on the trail. The other is at the very end of the trail, a place famously known as "Top of the World".

There are four downhill trail entrances to the left along the way: Cholla, Lynx, Rock-It, and Mathis (with access to Car Wreck).

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Gregg

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  3.5 from 10 votes

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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
Top of the world
Mar 29, 2020 near Laguna…, CA
West Ridge Trail
Jul 5, 2020 near Aliso V…, CA
Top of the World
May 22, 2015 near Laguna…, CA
All of the intermediate trails at Aliso
May 24, 2019 near Aliso V…, CA
Top of Mathis by the fire hydrant overlooking Laguna Canyon Road with Catalina Island in background.
May 3, 2017 near Aliso V…, CA

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Jul 25, 2020
Chang Liu
Jul 8, 2020
Bruh Momentum
Second-Third time on West Ridge Trail. Good, rocky trail with fun stuff to the side. — 0h 15m
Mar 7, 2020
Jonathan Morales
Aug 10, 2017
Sean Clarke
Jun 7, 2017
Heather Wondrash
west ridge, rock it, wood canyon 6.3mi
May 25, 2017
Heather Wondrash
1.5 hours. stopped once up and once down on hill before Mathis. 5mi
May 19, 2017
Matt Hage
Wood-West Ridge-Rock It 10.5mi
May 15, 2017
Devin Doherty
2mi