Santiago Peak is a 17.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lake Elsinore, CA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is accessible from November until March.
off road driving
Not the trail for you If you're afraid of your vehicle getting scratches. I have encountered 3-4 spots that were badly washed out along the way but nothing a 4x4 Tacoma can't handle. Happy off roading!
I did this one a few months ago. The landscape is not all that exciting, and I'm not a big fan of runs/hikes on trails that feature man-made structures such as radio towers at the top.
pretty cool for off roading, mountain biking, quading and dirt bike riding. recommend to start your off road experience from the Indian truck trail. once you get near the top you have the option to continue or keep off roading. try going on a clear day. you can see all the way to LA.
Had a good time. Went the morning it rained so found a little mud after checking out the radio towers. Easy course but always fun when you can find some mud to play in
A drive up for the most part but lots of views from the radio infested location.
I started at Indian truck trail entry point to my ascent up to the peak. It's a fun trail. Not difficult at all. The towers are cool to visit and the view is spectacular.
This is a nice trail to just get away. Not that hard to drive but very dusty in the summer.
Pretty good driving trail. Great scenic view of the surrounding mountains. Camped over the weekend at Blue Jay Campground near the trail.