river trail santiago loop




Bike Ride

124295 ft

Begins in:
Newport Beach, CA, United States
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Starting on the SA River Trail at PCH provides a nice flat warm-up with a mild to strong tailwind (depending on start time). Once you exit at Lincoln Avenue and head east, the climbing portion begins, albeit gradually, until you reach the intersection of Chapman and Jamboree. Then Santiago Canyon rears up and the next 45-60 minutes is a series of climbs. Avoid this stretch after 10 AM during the summer unless you love the heat. Although the map shows the route on El Toro, it's better to take the creek trail that starts on the left hand shoulder of El Toro just below the intersection of El Toro and Live Oak (Cook's Corner).
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Climb Details

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 2 2.80 mi/25.62 mi 22.82 mi 18 ft/933 ft 0.8%
Cat 3 27.05 mi/34.08 mi 7.03 mi 848 ft/1,406 ft 1.5%
Cat 5 52.55 mi/56.53 mi 3.98 mi 42 ft/199 ft 0.7%
Cat False 69.34 mi/83.14 mi 13.80 mi -63,771 ft/152 ft 87.7%
Cat False 94.96 mi/106.83 mi 11.88 mi -58,570 ft/171 ft 93.7%

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