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Santiago Oaks - "The Whole Jalapeno"

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun, hardy, 13.5 mile loop intro to some of Santiago Oaks and Irvine Regional's best trails systems.


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Map Key

13.6

Miles

21.9

KM

65%

Singletrack

1,123' 342 m

High

400' 122 m

Low

1,156' 352 m

Up

1,153' 352 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Stay out of the roped-off burned areas. DO NOT ride this after med/heavy rain! No night riding.

Overview

This ride sets you up for a great tour of Santiago's more popular trails and features. Lots of great views and optional double black drops and ridges to put a little lead in your pencil. It's not all DH as you'll be tested with some long-ish, punchy climbs worthy of a cold beer during or after the ride. The route can be done on any bike but leave your dual crown rig at home unless you want to suffer.

Need to Know

Be mindful of hikers, bikers and, equestrian riders.

Route has optional double black features, ride to your own ability or just send it!!!

Description

Park for free on the corner of N Cannon St and E Lexington Ave (be mindful/respectful of the neighborhood and its neighbors). The trailhead is just 40 short yards away on Cannon St.

Follow Santiago Creek Trail all the way up to Oak Trail till you reach the American Flag and The Three Drops. Follow Barham Ridge to Chutes Ridgeline and hold on to your butts to the bottom. After some easy pedaling through some nice dirt doubletrack, you'll connect back onto the paved Irvine Regional Park road and round the park heading east to Puma Ridge View Trail. Enjoy the panoramic views at the top and make your way down toward the Irvine Reginal Park Entrance. Take Willows Trail back to Santiago Creek Trail and back to your car.

Contacts

Shared By:

Eddie Spaghetti

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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Photos

Really fun huck-spot on Chutes Ridgeline!
Dec 20, 2017 near Villa Park, CA
The iconic dry creek bed crossing that marks the beginning of Chutes.
May 27, 2014 near Villa Park, CA
All of the intermediate trails ant Santiago Oaks and Weir Canyon.
Dec 31, 2018 near Villa Park, CA
Nice little technical bit of climbing on Anaheim Hills.
Dec 20, 2017 near Villa Park, CA
Top of Deer Trail
Aug 27, 2018 near Villa Park, CA
Top of the hill, Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Aug 6, 2019 near Villa Park, CA

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Jun 21, 2020
Bob Monticupo
Jun 21, 2020
Scott Smith
18mi — 2h 30m
May 18, 2020
David Nguyen
Nov 22, 2019
Ted Nguyen
Oct 22, 2019
Jacob Hughes
10h 50m
Oct 12, 2019
Joseph Nassar
Jul 5, 2019
Santiago Hurtado
May 14, 2019
Trevor Tompkins