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Arroyo Trabuco Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.7 mile 12.3 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 58' 18 m
Descent: -625' -191 m
High: 897' 273 m
Low: 330' 100 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Phil Reyes

A peaceful, meandering creek-bed trail.

Phil Reyes

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Features -none-

Family Friendly I saw many families on the trail.

Description

This is an easy and beautiful trail following Trabuco Creek, if you want something a little slower. Some parts of the trail are doubletrack and some are singletrack. You'll traverse varying types of terrain including meadows, forests, and wet/dry, rocky creek beds. There are several points where the trail intersects the creek and if there is water in it (normally winter/spring), you may get a little wet.

While most of the trail is easy, there is one section of the trail near Santa Margarita Parkway that gets mildly difficult with small and medium-sized rocks. It only lasts for a bit so just power on through it. Note that if you start at O'Neill Park as an out-and-back, it's almost imperceptible that you are losing elevation, though you'll need to make it all up going back or just start further south.

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Nov 5, 2017
David Trenkner
Sep 17, 2017
Russ Rubinstein
Fun ride today. Flowing clear streams. misty rain and cloudy. 7.7mi
Aug 14, 2016
Joel Taubel
Aug 10, 2016
David Sharky
Stream crossings. Nice steady ride
Jun 14, 2016
Cassie Capone
19.1mi — 1h 50m

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  3.1 from 9 votes

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There are large rocks on parts of the Arroyo Trabuco Trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Las Flores, CA
Riding Cox Hill at O'Neil Regional Park
May 12, 2019 near Rancho…, CA
Careful when you crossing the creek, deeper than it looks
Mar 29, 2020 near Las Flores, CA
Traversing one of the many creek crossings.
Mar 20, 2016 near Las Flores, CA
One of the river crossings on this route will demand your concentration if you're wearing clipless bike shoes.
Mar 5, 2017 near Las Flores, CA
Beautiful OC
Mar 29, 2020 near Ladera…, CA

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