From SJC take the Caballo trail to the back of Marbella then climb the Helicoper Hill trail and ride the Stone Ridge trail to the West Ridge of Ladera.
Ride the west ridge to Trabuco creek trail to Oso and up to the top of Water Works. Ride down thru Water Works and back up toward Oso and under Oso to connect
with Tijeras Creek trail. Ride Tijeras Creek trail to Dove Canyon waterfall using the Chiquita Ridge. Ride south on Bell View, just after the tables at the
bottom of the sandy hill take the single track on the coto side until it meets the main trail. Ride on to Casper's West Ridge to the end. Return the sameway except, after riding under Oso ride up to Oso and down thru Water Works then make another loop thru Water Works, and use the 2nd left to get onto Caballo trail in Marbella.
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12/29/14 Great day for a long ride. Was going to ride this last week but West Ridge of Ladera was too muddy to ride back over. Trail in much better shape now, even a thin path thou the tumble weed garden. Also helped to have a bike without the brakes dragging.