Aliso Woods: Top of the World > Meadows > Cholla Loop

Aliso Woods – Top of the World > Meadows > Cholla Loop

This ride begins and ends at the top of the ride: Alta Laguna Park in Laguna Beach, CA

Starting from Alta Laguna Park, take Alta Laguna Rd south, passing through several intersections, until it dead ends into a private neighborhood “aka Top of the World”. You’ll see a small trail to your right which passes steeply down and up for a short section around the right hand side of that private neighborhood. Once on the road, follow it down and up to the top of the Meadows trail. The rest of this trail system is clearly documented on OCPark’s Aliso and Wood Canyons website.

Once you begin your descent down the Meadows Trail, you’ll lose 900′ of elevation in just over a mile, reaching the canyon floor. The next 7 miles of this ride are a climb back to the car with an average grade of 7% and a max grade of 26% depending on whether you take the fire road up Wood Canyon or the single tracks that run parallel to it. The maps below include all of the single track “bonus” sections.

Elevation Profile

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