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Mountains to Sea Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Orange County urban trail that goes along several drainage routes and public parks and ends near the ocean.


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20.3

Miles

32.6

KM

5%

Singletrack

616' 188 m

High

7' 2 m

Low

192' 58 m

Up

740' 226 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

As shown, 20-mile, one-way ride with several locations with nice views, with the highlight being Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve near the ocean. All areas seem to be nice, secure areas to ride through.

Need to Know

Its $3 to park at Peters Canyon Park. The full 22-mile trail includes a docent-led loop in Weir Canyon, more information here.

Description

If you park at Peters Canyon Regional Park or Irvine Regional Park there are a few miles of dirt track. After that it's all paved. There are maybe four street crossings along Harvard in Irvine but other than that its almost all dedicated trail with no required stops.

The route goes along several drainage ways and county parks. You could park at any of them for a shorter ride. Relatively flat except for the first few miles. There are occasional "Mountains to Sea" trail markers, but the trail is often not marked all that well and locally has other names. Approximately 20 miles one way.

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matt lasecki

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  4.7 from 6 votes

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  4.7 from 6 votes
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#961

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Photos

Sunset over the reservoir.
May 30, 2014 near North T…, CA
Looking up at the stand of eucalyptus that this trail is named for.
May 30, 2014 near North T…, CA
Looking up at "Big Red" from the comfort of a bench, beneath a tree... the best way to enjoy "Big Red".
May 30, 2014 near North T…, CA
Emerging from Scout trail, a short, fun connector between the main trails.
May 30, 2014 near North T…, CA
Along the reserve.
Jan 1, 2019 near Newport…, CA
Adjacent to roadway.
Jan 1, 2019 near North T…, CA

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