John’s River Ride (Short)

Distance: 36 miles and 500 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

As mentioned in the overview, all three routes head directly over to the Santa Ana River Trail and head south to Huntington Beach. While the long and medium go all the way to the coast, this short gets off the trail a little bit before reaching the coast. It then makes a loop in the Huntington Beach area, stopping for lunch along the way. After lunch the route simply gets back on the river and heads back north to the start.  As you can see by the profile, the route is very flat. In fact, most of the elevation gain is in the trip back up the river.

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