Here’s a mountain bike event your family can get involved with! OC Parks invites anyone 12 and older to ride Whiting Ranch Poker Ride at Whiting Ranch – Glenn Ranch.

Come ride the trails and test your luck at the Whiting Ranch Poker Ride! Participants will ride their mountain bike through an adventurous course of trails, navigating their way through checkpoints along the way. After hitting all the checkpoints, riders will be dealt a poker hand to compete for awesome Oakley and Cygolite prizes and a complete MTB awarded for the best hand!

Following the ride, various mountain bike exhibits will be set up at the Glenn Ranch staging area. Food will also be available for purchase.

There is still space available but pre-registration is required. Visit to register online. Note: Adult riders must register individually. If you would like to register a minor rider, please contact Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park at (949) 923-2245 or

The ride distance is approximately 6.5 miles, expect elevation Changes of 700 ft.

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Where:  Whiting Ranch, 27901 Glenn Ranch Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
  • Cost: Parking $3.00

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is located in Southeast Orange County within the foothills of the Cleveland National Forest. The park lies west of Santiago Canyon Road between Modjeska Canyon Road and Live Oak Road, and east of Portola Parkway. Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills are the bordering communities.

To reach the park from Interstate 5, take the Bake Parkway exit east (towards Saddleback Mountain) and proceed to Portola Parkway (approx 5 miles). Turn left on Portola Parkway and continue 1/2 mile to Market, then make a right – the parking lot entrance is to your immediate left.

To reach the Glenn Ranch Road entrance, turn right onto Portola Pkwy from Bake, then left on Glenn Ranch Road, then another left into the parking lot (located across the street from Oakley).


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