This loop starts at the Trabuco Creek Road lot. Then to O'Neil and Tijeras Creek, back of Coto De Caza, cuts through the back of Caspers Wilderness park, and then takes you up San Juan trail and down Trabuco Trail. There's water at Coto, and Blue Jay Campground at the top of San Juan Trail, plan accordingly. Lot's of climbing with a big payoff at the end coming down Trabuco Trail. Of the 50+ miles 49 are 100% dirt, which is pretty nice for a loop of this size. Plus, roughly 28 miles of it is singletrack!
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Get a gpx file of your activity from Garmin Connect or from Strava. For example, upload your activity from your GPS to Strava then save as GPX to your computer. Click this Upload GPX button to then upload it to GeoLadders.
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.
02/03/12 Tricky ride with two bottles. Got water at the Coto horse stop and then at Blue Jay, worked out good. Saw EricF (same spot, haha) and I think Uphillrider at about 1:15 in coto. Oso has more ruts & is looser than I remember, but just the intial few climbs. I started this ride a bit late and was debating whether to go for it, but still had sun on San Juan and even the fireroad climb up to Trabuco, surprisingly. Saw one rider climbing up Trabuco.
07/23/10 Started to late got hot! I missed some of the O'Neil park. Oso is very tough steep loose and lots of rocks. Cold spring trail was awesome. Main divide after Blue jay is tough too. "Ride when you can walk if you have to"