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West Ridge Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.6 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 590' 180 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 987' 301 m
Low: 476' 145 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Dave Gregg

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

Dave Gregg

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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).

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Mar 19, 2019
Payton J
Eventless. Semi-steep in sections. Just an access road.
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
May 4, 2017
Ameen Younis
Apr 15, 2017
Terry Tidwell

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  3.1 from 7 votes

#16369

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  3.1 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,355

in California

#16,369

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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
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
Top of the World offers a beautiful view of Laguna before hitting Telonics.
Jan 20, 2017 near Laguna…, CA

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