Irvine Summit Loop

This route combines parts of the San Diego Creek Bikeway, the Irvine Loop, and a little bit of street riding to complete a 16 mile loop with about 882 feet of climbing – entirely on pavement.  The steepest part of the loop is about a 3.5 mile section from the UCI campus to the top of Summit Park where you gain 600 feet of elevation in about 3.5 miles.  Summit Park is a grind, but I was able to ride up it on a single speed non-stop.  The reward for all this climbing is a stunning view of East Orange County and a pretty long and fun downhill ride to get back to Windrow Community Park.

NOTE: You’ll reach a gate as you’re going up Summit Park.  There’s an access sidewalk around the gate in the middle of the street.

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