The Best Mountain Biking in Laguna Beach

Looking for the best mountain biking in Laguna Beach? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Laguna Beach. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top mountain biking spots in and near Laguna Beach

  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike the Water Tank Trail

    4.3
    3 mi / 600 ft gain
    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and most are excellent for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. A classic out-and-back (with many options for loops) begins in Irvine Bowl Park at the end...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Trail Run the Boat Road and Laguna Ridge

    4.3
    4 mi / 600 ft gain
    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and most are excellent for trail running, hiking, and mountain biking. A classic out-and-back (with many options for loops) begins at the end of Dartmoor Street ...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Boat Road to Bommer Ridge and Emerald Canyon Loop Trail

    8.48 mi / 1450 ft gain
    Boat Road to Bommer Ridge and Emerald Canyon Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Mountain Bike Bommer Ridge & Emerald Canyon

    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and are quite popular for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running.A great mountain biking loop begins in Emerald Canyon at the end of Emerald Canyon Road and ...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike the West Ridge Trail

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 150 ft gain
    Beginning at Alta Laguna Park at Top of the World, the West Ridge Trail is a popular starting (and ending) point for adventures into the Laguna Coast Wilderness, leading to trails and areas like Car Wreck, Big Bend, and Willow Canyon. You can also do it in reverse from the north. The ridge itself...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    West Ridge to Car Wreck Trail and Mathis Canyon Loop

    4.5
    3.31 mi / 856 ft gain
    There are numerous ways to incorporate the Car Wreck trail into a larger loop through the Laguna Coast Wilderness and Aliso Canyon Park, but a common route is to begin at Alta Laguna Park at "Top of the World" in Laguna Beach. Take the West Ridge Trail .5 miles, bearing right onto the marked Car...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    West Ridge Trail, Lynx, and Cholla Trails

    5.41 mi / 705 ft gain
    West Ridge Trail, Lynx, and Cholla Trails is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Laguna Niguel, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Rock-It Loop Trail

    5.7 mi / 941 ft gain
    Rock-It Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Laguna Beach, California
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Big Bend, Bommer Ridge, Willow Trail

    4.82 mi / 840 ft gain
    Big Bend, Bommer Ridge, Willow Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike the Big Bend Loop

    5.0
    4.8 mi / 931 ft gain
    The Big Bend Loop Trail is easily accessible from Laguna Beach. As you get to the top of the first climb, you will be rewarded with views of the Pacific. Once at the top you get sweeping vistas of canyons, hills and the ocean. The trail is open year-round.  There is a parking fee of $3. Bring lot...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Big Bend, Bommer Ridge and Laguna Ridge Loop

    4.15 mi / 909 ft gain
    Big Bend, Bommer Ridge and Laguna Ridge Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    No Name Ridge to El Morro Canyon Loop Trail

    8.99 mi / 1043 ft gain
    No Name Ridge to El Morro Canyon Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop

    8.09 mi / 1050 ft gain
    El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike or Mountain Bike the B.F.I. Trail in Crystal Cove State Park

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 350 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead, enter Crystal Cove State Park through the Crystal Cove El Moro Campground entrance immediately next to El Moro Elementary School. Follow the road behind the school which leads to the main gate where you will need to pay a day-use parking fee of $15. Drive past the Campgro...
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  • Aliso Viejo, California

    Aliso Creek Trail

    9.5 mi / 305 ft gain
    Aliso Creek Trail is an out and back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Lake Forest, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike the El Moro Canyon Trail

    5.0
    4 mi / 744 ft gain
    The trail features a waterfall and is open year-round, but is best used in the spring. Remember to bring $15 cash for the parking fee. The Laguna Beach trail is shared by trail runners, mountain bikers, hikers, and the occasional horseback rider. Dogs are not allowed in Crystal Cove State Park. 
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