Bommer Canyon

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  1. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Ride Name: Bommer Canyon
    When: Saturday February 15, 2020
    Time: 11am
    Where: 35 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA 92603
    Ride Description or Details:
    Yay! I’m in! Quail Hill-Serrano Ridge-Cattle Crest-Shady Oaks-Rabbit Run-Shady Oaks-Fox Run-Shady Oaks-Ridge Route-West Fork-Marie Callender’s-Nix-Quail, or so.
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    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Storm Trooper
    Ride Pace: Easy with Moments of Effort
    Type of Ride: Loop, Lolipop
    Rider Limit: 200
    Anticipated Mileage: 20-30
    Elevation Gain: 3,000’
    Ride Duration: 4 hours
    Previous Ride Reports: https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/irvine-ranch-conservancy-open-access-day.1192/
    Possible Bail-Outs: Several
    Facilities: Several
    Food/water suggestions: Food and water good
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  2. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    This weekend! :thumbsup: I wish! :cry:
     
  3. Derek13

    Derek13 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    Would someone weigh in with recommended trails to hit while out there? I'm not looking to spend entire day out there on death march riding every open trail. Thanks
     
  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
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    Park at the Quail Hill Loop trailhead and be sure to sample the DH on Cattle Crest, Rabbit Run, Fox Run, and Ridge Route. Use Shady Oaks to climb out of the Canyon. That’ll give you 20 miles and 3k or so. The numbers don’t seem to add up, but they do somehow.
     
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  5. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    I'll disagree with DDD, and say, park at the cattle camp at bommer canyon, go up Ridge Route, then hit any or all three of Cattle Crest (fun loose rocks), Rabbit Run (easy flowy fun and some big rock rollers at the bottom), and Fox Run (very steep with some techy chunk parts), before taking Ridge Route back to your car. Climbing out Shady Oaks every time is not that much fun (although the single track portion is lots of fun!), imo, so I usually do an out and back climbing up Rabbit Run before turning around and heading back down.
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Good intel on the Rabbit Run climb back up! I haven't been there since its been sanitized, so I will definitely climb Rabbit Run after dropping into Cattle Crest in order to get back up to Serrano Ridge for a Fox Run. If you park at the Cattle Camp at Bommer and you are not out of there by 2pm, you may get locked in (as of 2013). If you park at the Quail Hill loop trailhead, there is no way to get locked in. Granted, there used to be a SAG station at the cattle camp at bommer canyon several years ago for this event...Not sure anymore.
     
  7. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Still get locked in if you're there past 2. But trails close at 2 anyway so.
     
  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    There are other trails to sample that are open throughout the day/every day, like Bommer Meadow, Nature Loop, Bommer Pass, Turtle Ridge, West Fork to LCWP trails, Serrano Ridge to Camarillo to Stagecoach, etc., so juuuust in case, I try to avoid time constraints where possible.
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  9. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Funny we often make the climb up Cattle for 1 of the ups...tough climb but gets you back... Never thought of rabbit would need to hoist bike up the rocks and be prepped for downhill traffic.
     
  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Are you advocating a closed trail?
     
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  11. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Cattle would work too. Other than the rocks at bottom Rabbit is a nice climb with the switchbacks. Traffic is so light out there it’s not too big a deal to climb the single track.
     
  12. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Yes
     
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  13. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    NM. Chicken nuggets, or, something.
     
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  14. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    The best part of hosting a group ride that no one attends is that I’ll be right on time when I show up well after 11am as expected.
     
  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Yea, no. 92607EEB-3382-4039-BCDA-727BF295DCF3.jpeg I would have bonked before even getting there from the west. The Irvine PD was nice but made me turn around at hogback, so ran outta time for ridge route. Audible to Camarillo. I’m spent. Good day. Got a yello bell from Nix. Busted out the iPod and daydreamed for a while. Yay! I rode today! Bikes are fun indeed Herzie!
     
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