Santiago Oaks Trail Map

Discussion in 'Trails' started by H2oChick, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Once upon a time, on the other site, someone posted up a cool map of Santiago Oaks which I had downloaded to share. It has all (or most) of the trails shown according to ability level. Please use and abuse accordingly.

    Oaks Map.jpg
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Wow....Looks like a cool place to ride.....never realized there were that many trails out there. Maybe I should get out there sometime.
     
  3. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Wow.... no wander I get lost there!
     
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  4. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Yes Jason, but unlike you it takes some of us more than 45 minutes to hit every trail! :p
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I need to catch J out there some time and follow him around. I don't know Santiago Oaks very well at all.
     
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  6. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    I have all of one ride through there... And I already had 30+ miles at that point. It's all a blur! But, I do remember meeting @H2oChick . :thumbsup:
    Thanks for reposting the map.
     
  7. siata94

    siata94 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    wonder how old that map is... but Yucca and Deer prob should be orange, Coachwhip blue.
     
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  8. Oaken

    Oaken Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    and Chutes A & B should be called Chutes & Ladders
     
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  9. siata94

    siata94 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    I think the sign post says "Chutes Ridgeline"?
     
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  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Chutes Trail goes up(the way most people climb)

    Chutes Ridgeline goes down(jumps/chunk/berms)
     
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  11. Broke and broken

    Broke and broken Member

    Name:
    Greg
    This map was out of date days after it was posted...the park was about halfway through the major overhaul. The park's official map is now a more accurate resource, even if it's not nearly as descriptive.

    I wonder how much James Niehues charges?
     
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  12. MnMDan

    MnMDan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    Name:
    Dan Eitman
    Current Bike:
    Trek Superfly FS
    Check out the IMBA MTB Project...crowd-sourced info that's reviewed by our local chapter to make sure illegal trails aren't posted and the ratings are reasonably accurate.

    Trail forks by pink bike is another source...but just started up.
     
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  13. Oaken

    Oaken Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    I know, I just don't like two trails with almost the same name.
     
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  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That "ungroomed All Mountain" designation on Peralta Hills may just explain why I couldn't climb it last time I was out there. I didn't know you weren't supposed to go up.:eek:
     
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  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    It is about 95% climbable......on a geared bike.
     
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  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yeah, but I found that other 5%. Lordy, it sucked.
     
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  17. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Ahhh, the famous ski area trail map genius! When I was a kid, I would study ski area maps for hours, mind-skiing every trail. I've been enjoying his work for 45 years - or maybe there was someone prior who did a similar style. Either way - cheers to him!
     
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  18. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    Before I moved next to Oaks in 2014 I found the map posted above and there was also an updated version but I only have a screenshot of it. (I know, old thread but I was just poking around on here today).

    image.png
     
  19. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    nice map, thanks!
     
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  20. no worries

    no worries Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Brad
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    Been there a million times and never dropped down Peralta. Is it fun? Compare it to any other trails there.

    My most common routes are Chutes to Cactus to Bumblebee to A) Yucca to Coachwhip or B) Grasshopper to MtnGoat and Coachwhip and then Barham Ridge and Chutes Ridgeline down.

    Heading there this afternoon in fact!
     
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  21. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Peralta is great....only problem is you have to climb back up from the bottom...if you are not into that kinda thing.
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Climbing up to go back down is what makes it fun. At least I think so.
     
  23. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    The climb out makes it all worthwhile! Icing on the cake :thumbsup:
     
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  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    I mean that once you finish Peralta, you have to climb back up Oak or Goat to get back to the other goods.
     
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  25. no worries

    no worries Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Brad
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    Well I doubt I'll work Perelta into the circuit again, as I'd rather drop Grasshopper or Yucca. It wasn't terrible by any means, but it just didn't flow well, especially with the short steep grind up in the middle.
     
  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Peralta grows on you. The climb in the middle isn't bad.

    Personally I enjoy it much more than Grasshopper. Then again I like to climb so I don't mind don't my them all.