Find the best biking trails that Orange County has to offer.
The Back Bay Loop Trail is a 10.5-mile, well-marked trail that goes around Upper Newport Bay and is frequented by outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. It has multiple entry points with options for scenic stops. The flat paved trail easily accommodates bikes and strollers so the whole family can experience the bay.
newportbeachca.gov | Newport Beach
Nestled in the Anaheim Hills, Oak Canyon Nature Center features four miles of trails that wind through oak woodland and coastal sage scrub. The trails are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Native wildlife makes the canyon their home and is just waiting to be discovered during your next family bike ride.
www.anaheim.net | Anaheim
The San Clemente Beach Trail is a good one for all ages. The coastal path is short enough that even younger riders won’t get too worn out. The trail also heads right to the beach. So follow the trail to the end, enjoy the scenic ride, then spend a day at the beach with your family.
www.san-clemente.org | San Clemente
One of the top destinations for biking, the Aliso and Wood Canyons are approximately 4,500 acres of wilderness and natural open space land that was originally, part of the Juaneno or Acajchemem tribal land. Within the parklands are mature oaks, sycamores, and elderberry trees, two year-round streams and more than 30 miles of official trails covering a range of widths and difficulties. With plenty of strenuous ups and seriously-fun downs, save this bike adventure for teens or older. Expect a good amount of traffic from all types of visitors after the early morning.
ocparks.com/alisowood | Laguna Niguel
Biking the upper Laurel Canyon Trail is a moderately difficult 4-mile loop. Pass through a quiet meadow to Ghost Rock where eagles have been seen soaring over. The remaining trail climbs uphill so this can be a good turn-around spot for families with young kiddos. For those brave enough to continue biking uphill, there are dry creek beds to cross and vistas of the valley behind. If you’re up for the challenge keep going until you cross the top of the waterfall. On clear days, the view of the ocean from there is spectacular.
www.visitlagunabeach.com | Laguna Beach