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O'Neill Regional Park

Intermediate

Trail

15.4 mile 24.7 kilometer loop
25% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 892' 272 m
Descent: -891' -272 m
High: 994' 303 m
Low: 425' 129 m

Grade

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

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Trail shared by Tatsunori Tsuchida

Water crossings, fun downhills, not-so-fun uphills (not too bad really), and wilderness.

Tatsunori Tsuchida

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Live Oak Trail goes through a campground, thus it cannot be accessed at night.

Overview

Clockwise or counterclockwise, this set of trails is fun. Probably not the best place for a first time beginner. Tejeras/Forest Service Gate has baseball-size rocks that you have to navigate around; my least favorite part of this ride. But, otherwise, this is a fun ride.

For more fun, connect with Live Oak Trail. The water crossings at Endurocross Mania though the Creek at the time of this writing are damaged due to last winter's rainfall.

Need to Know

Kind of creepy at night. Bring a friend.

Description

Much of this is relatively flat compared to other rides, meaning it's not as steep. But there are plenty of gentle uphills and fun downhill sections. This is not an ideal newbie ride, but perhaps a few rides after a newbie's first is ideal.

Overall, expect great swaths of nature, water crossings, and occasional wildlife sightings. Not a good idea to go at night alone.

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Sep 14, 2019
Greg Fiske
Jun 15, 2019
Nick Jenkins
May 27, 2019
Hakan Gürcan
Apr 27, 2019
Scott Olson
Dec 23, 2018
John Flath
Rode this from crown valley parkway. It’s a good XC or cyclocross loop and takes around 2hrs at a moderate pace. Only a few very short sections of…
Sep 16, 2018
Faith Mata
absolutely beautiful trail, horrible uphills on the way back tho. 14.2mi
Sep 2, 2018
Jasmine Board
10.5mi
Aug 14, 2018
Nate Torres
13mi

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Photos

Twisty Fire Crossing back to the parking lot.
Jun 5, 2018 near Rancho…, CA
Hitting all the sweet jumps at Waterworks!
Apr 6, 2020 near Ladera…, CA
Riding Cox Hill at O'Neil Regional Park
May 12, 2019 near Rancho…, CA
Oh gosh
Apr 2, 2020 near Ladera…, CA
Showing you why Waterworks is the BEST trail in OC!
Mar 24, 2020 near Ladera…, CA
Careful when you crossing the creek, deeper than it looks
Mar 29, 2020 near Las Flores, CA

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