The Monster (aka Snakes In The Grass)




Bike Ride

2156 ft

Begins in:
Costa Mesa, CA, United States
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Mostly road/bike path but includes the El Moro Canyon Ridge roads so a mountain bike is a must. Wouldn't recommend it in the hotter months as the rattlesnakes like to hide in the tufts of grass in the middle of the El Moro route. The park station at El Moro is a good watering stop twice (once going in, once on the way out). Definitely a route that requires lots of water (had 2 small and 1 large Gatorade bottles, almost empty by the time I got to El Moro Canyon so the park drinking fountain is a must see stop). Nice views along Back Bay, Corona Del Mar Beach and El Moro Ridge Roads, supposing you go in the cooler months when the haze/smog is less. Bring sandwiches!
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 3 14.40 mi/18.51 mi 4.11 mi 74 ft/967 ft 4.1%

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