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hey guys well decided to bring my bike down to So Cal when I take the family down to Disney land this week (will be leaving tomorrow and staying all week) so I'm thinking since it's the closest thing I can find to Disneyland I'll give the Fullerton Loop a run. is there anything I should know before I ride ? and where is the best parking at the trail head ? I've downloaded a GPX file of the loop so I shouldn't have a hard time getting around.

Thanks Danny
 

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dhoffroad said:
is there anything I should know before I ride ?
Besides the fact that it sucks? J/K. It's really a personal preference. But, seriously, I'd rather do Peters Canyon a hundred times before wasting a day at Fullerton.

What surprises me most is how the Fullerton loop is the closest trail to Anaheim. That doesn't sound right.

For starters, Anaheim is within a hop, skip, and a jump from the 55 freeway. The 55 will plug you into such majestic trails as Irvine Regional Park and Santiago Oaks.

I think you and your rig would be much happier frolicking in those territories.
 

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I was at the Loop today and its a great ride!Alot of guys on here dog the place but there is always alot of people there?If you are a real good agressive rider,it may not be the place for you.Alot of the better riders consider that place a "recovery" ride.It really has alot to offer,some climbing,pretty fast downhill,some jumps etc.Take Harbor off the 91,go north to Berkely and make a left,parking is at the courthouse,thats the easiest parking to find!
 

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Well I'm not totaly mind set on the Fully loop. But I just want to put in a ride, and not waste a bunch of time driving arround since my wife is letting me take some time to myself to ride while she has the kids at Disneyland. So if there is something " better" and close by then post up trails so I can look into them. Thanks
 

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Well I'm not totaly mind set on the Fully loop. But I just want to put in a ride, and not waste a bunch of time driving arround since my wife is letting me take some time to myself to ride while she has the kids at Disneyland. So if there is something " better" and close by then post up trails so I can look into them. Thanks
you have aliso & woods canyon about 30 min south off of the 5 fwy, el morro just north of laguna beach on PCH.. most of the trails are about 30 min drive from anaheim if traffic is not heavy. i sent you a pm.
 

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Hey, Danny.

All the cool kids park at the Fullerton Courthouse. But let me warn you, route finding is not obvious. You'll hear a lot of self proclaimed experts complain that Fully is not challenging enough. To them I ask, why don't you just ride faster?

Fully is a relatively easy route without much commitment: you can bail at any time and take streets back to your truck. If you're looking for a little more adventure, Aliso is a good option because it's close, routefinding is simple, and it's not too remote. It's a better bet if you're looking for a quick taste of SoCal.

Also, bring some warm clothes. This morning's ride began at 39 degrees, but it eventually warms to the 60's.
 

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fully loop is not a real mountian bike ride by any stretch of the imagination. hit up santiago oaks, way way better to actually get some mountian biking in.
 

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fully loop is fun

But it's not the easiest trailsystem to find you're way around. I'd do Santiago Oaks if I had one ride to do close to Anaheim. Oaks is under 7 miles but can be expanded by riding down some alternate DHs with the same climb more than once. PM me if you'd like a guide at Oaks Mon-Wed.
 

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hey guys thanks for the input...I just got settled in down here at the RV park in Anaheim and I'm still not sure exactly what day I'm going to be able to ride

slowrider I wont be able to do Mon but let you know about Wed thanks
 

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fully loop is a network of local hiking/horse trails connected by pavement/paved bike paths and city parks. I believe the loop is about 10 miles long...

Its a good place if you live and/or work nearby so you can get a work-out and as we all know, we have to ride wherever we can......if you have a single-speed or a 1X9 it would definitely make it more interesting.....
 

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I don't recommend fully for your first time without a guide. the loop is not connected and is a conglomerate of differents inner city trails, You can easily miss the connecting trails heads and spend a lot of time finding them. I believe one of the local bike shops does a weekly ride. Its not technical, but does have some pretty good climbs and descents in the middle of the loop.

I tried it for the first time with out a guide and got lost several times. It was fun because it was new. Make sure you take lots of water!!
 

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I Say Ride It !!

anyone who say's it sucks is the one or ones with all the armor on with a full face helmet and a 50lb - 8 " travel slug , i roll thru this place at a complete time of 43 min average on my cross bike !! you know who i am because you all cant beleive how fast i went by you !! EVEN on the downhill sections - :D
 

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anyone who say's it sucks is the one or ones with all the armor on with a full face helmet and a 50lb - 8 " travel slug , i roll thru this place at a complete time of 43 min average on my cross bike !! you know who i am because you all cant beleive how fast i went by you !! EVEN on the downhill sections - :D
sounds like you would want more challenge then? fully loop is a total joke, it is not mountian biking at all (no mountains, barely singletrack). yea, you can get a workout in, same as the gym! just don't fool yourself in thinking its mountain biking, cause it aint.
 

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well I've gotten a hold of slorider and hopefully he gets back to me again and I'll hit up santiago with him in the morning

thanks for all your guys input !!
 

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Anytime

We snuck that ride in under a light mist but I'm glad we manged at least a short ride. If you make it down again we could ride San Juan trail, much more to that one and it's one of the more well known O.C trails.
 
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