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O'Neill Regional Park

Intermediate
 3.8 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

15.4

Miles

24.7

KM

25%

Singletrack

994' 303 m

High

425' 129 m

Low

892' 272 m

Up

891' 272 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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Shared By:

Tatsunori Tsuchida

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  3.8 from 11 votes

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Showing you why Waterworks is the BEST trail in OC!
Mar 24, 2020 near Ladera…, CA
Riding Cox Hill at O'Neil Regional Park
May 12, 2019 near Rancho…, CA
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
Careful when you crossing the creek, deeper than it looks
Mar 29, 2020 near Las Flores, CA
Trails in the Las Flores Open Space ( Near Waterworks )
Jun 10, 2020 near Ladera…, CA

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Jan 9, 2021
Travis Patterson
If I would do it again I would start at the southern tip and go counter-clockwise. Then you would have the climb first and a great cost down after. 15.4mi — 1h 45m
Oct 18, 2020
Vaugh D
Jul 26, 2020
MTB MOR
Rode up Arroyo Trabuco and back via Tijeras Creek. Hit Machete, Spitfire, and Rusty Drum on the return route 28mi — 2h 40m
Jul 24, 2020
Debbie Uecker-Keough
Creeks were not too deep. Good trail for the summer. 14mi
Sep 14, 2019
Greg Fiske
Jun 15, 2019
Nick Jenkins
May 27, 2019
Hakan Gürcan
Apr 27, 2019
Scott Olson