Hiking trail

mountain biking
4 months ago

Not a very good trail for MTB. Much better for hiking.

Very challenging in summer, and that's just to the flag! Very nice, though. A suggested time to go is November through April.

Favorite trail in the Santa Ana's. There is a great place to stop for a bite/recharge just under halfway to Los Pinos Peak. Look for large rock outcrop (Large angular bloulders of light grey metamorphosed limestone... fairly rotten rock so I wouldn't try to get too crazy climbing the face of it) to left of trail, it is obscured by some bushes but if you crawl up on on the rocks there is an excellent view of Santiago Peak and upper Trabuco Canyon/ Holy Jim Canyon. Watch for rattlesnakes... I've seen a few on the ridge.
You can also descend to Yeager Mesa from this trail but the trail down is obscured and you have to be looking for it... not even mentioning poison oak and other things that have overgrown the little used trail.

Hard trail at the start. It even out a little after the flag, but expect lots of inclines the whole way. Great views of the ocean, very light traffic. Don't expect to see anyone past the flag

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

This is a barely used pretty unknown trail. You really feel like you are in the wilderness on this one. The trail is very steep at places. Hiking poles are recommended.