Excellent views! Very steep, along the lines of Los Pinos. More challenging than Joplin Trail and much longer. Click on the elevation chart to get a better view. This route climbs up Trabuco Trail then onto the top portion of Los Pinos, then soon onto Bell Ridge Trail. You'll come back to civilization at the top of Robinson Ranch as you hit a few residential streets. Then just a few miles of downhill pavement back to the Trabuco Creek lot. Warning: Expert Riders Only
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Steps to create GPX from Strava: Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Download GPX' (saves to 'Downloads' on your computer). Go to www.geoladders.com, open the existing route you want to post to, select 'Post GPX to this route' (on left), then click the 'Browse' button (middle of page), find the GPX in your 'Downloads' directory. Double click, save. That's it. Your route appears on geoladders.com/posts and in your dashboard.
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To get the downloaded gpx file from your computer onto your GARMIN device, login to Garmin Connect at connect.garmin.com. STEP 1). Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) STEP 2). Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. STEP 3). Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. STEP 4). The activity opens (in Garmin Connect), then upper right, of the 5 icons, click the GEAR icon 5. then SEND TO DEVICE (Note: you can rename the acivity before sending to your device). The activity will show in 'Courses' on your Garmin device with the default name or the name you gave it. 6. You'll need to unplug your device to view courses on your device. That's it.
02/04/18 Warriors Society trailwork event; thanks to all that came out to keep this backcountry gem open! First top-to-bottom brushing of Bell since 2009. Tough day riding and cutting the overgrowth with all the hand tools I could carry.
03/11/16 Solo. Beautiful morning with lots of sun before the rain. Lots of ruttage and chunk on Bell making it much more fun. BGR was much edgier than usual making for a total blaster of a drop. Bell is getting super overgrown...gonna be a heck of a trailwork day.
11/28/15 Saturday Crew ride with Troy, Ben & Greg. Stayed up late last night the younger crowd and paid the price this morning. I was dragging real bad all the way to the W. Horsethief-Trabuco turnout. Started feeling better for the climb up Trabuco. Seat dropper stopped working as we approached Pinos Peak and that made the ups and downs on Bell a lot more difficult. Nice day out there. Some frost on the ground as we climbed Trabuco. Could see the smoke plume from the recycling plant fire in Santa Ana when we were at Pinos Peak. Good seeing Carl & Larissa out there. Took a nice nap when I got home!