"This ride is located within Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park in Laguna Niguel.This is a moderate 10.4-mile combination ride, essentially an out-and-back with a terminus loop. Taking place within the scenic Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park, the ride generally follows the wide, smooth Wood Canyon Fire Road, but most of the time it takes place on hard clay and dirt singletrack. The most difficult ascent, on the Cholla Trail at the terminus loop, combines steep terrain with a loose surface. The Lynx Trail descent, on the other hand, is rocky and rutted; good bike handling skills are essential here. The ride passes through riparian woodlands featuring California Live Oaks and California Sycamores as well as desert scrub terrain. A fall on the Cholla Trail could land a rider on a prickly cactus. This is a year-round ride, but since much of the ride is unshaded, it's not recommended during extremely hot weather. To preserve the trails, the park is subject to closure for three days after heavy rains."