CANCELLED due to Fire Weather: Slow-Paced Mountain Bike Ride: Highlights of Limestone Canyon

Mountain Biking

Enjoy the relaxation of riding in the wilderness on empty trails when you join us on this docent led mountain bike ride through Limestone Canyon. We will first visit Dripping Springs, a fern covered, year-round source of water for the local wildlife. The ride will then continue on past the Sinks to our turn-around point at the old ranch water tank on Mustard Road; this point offers panoramic views of the entire Sinks geological formation, the Agua Chinon watershed, Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-4 activity on the land. Electric Mountain Bikes of any class or type are not permitted.

This is a slow-paced ride designed for the beginner to intermediate rider who is in excellent cardio shape and is physically fit, but sometimes needs to move slower on steep ascents/descents. We will ride both fire roads and non-technical single track trails. A few climbs have short steep sections that may be ‘hike-a-bike’ for some riders. The ride will regroup and rest as needed and an opportunity will be provided for a snack break.

Please note, the ride is 16 miles long, with approximately 1600 feet of elevation gain. This program originates at the Augustine Staging area and the entire route is in the Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve.


Activity Details Led by IRC

Friday, December 8, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Duration (hours:minutes):
Mountain Biking
OC Parks
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
13 miles
Elevation Change:
1200 feet
Minimum Age:
Spaces Left:

Registration is closed for this activity.