Pine Mountain Road is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Margarita, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
by far the most challenging trail in our area. very well mantained. if you come in from the top of the back side of the stair steps it is a decently long trail. if you start at los chichis, you better have a fully built rig, you wont make it up the stair steps. the trail on this map is incorrect, that is actually los chichis trail. definitely dont go alone. bring a lunch and plenty of water. we took the trail all the way to the stair steps staging area and turned around. the last decent before reaching the top of the stair steps can be very difficult. i attached a link to my youtube video of our trip