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joy b. on Los Pinos Peak
We did this trail on Sunday. We took Ortega Hwy to the sign for Blue Jay/North Main Divide Road. The paved road winds around til to reach a Y in the road. The left goes to Blue Jay/Falcon, the right to N. Main Divide. This "Y" is where we parked. We took the dirt road on the right up the hill for a couple miles til you reach two sets of light green fencing on your left. Here you have 4 options. To the right is where North Main Divide continues. In front of you past the green fencing there is a sign that says "Los Pinos Peak and Trabuco" Both trails on the left go to Los Pinos. On is a short direct shot up to what the one that vears off from the trail sign connects to. If you want to go to Trabuco keep straight. Sounds confusing but when you get up there it will make sense. Basically, stay to the left :) From there, you will be on a single track til you reach the peak. It is at times rocky and looks steeper and harder than it is. You will think you are at the peak, there is a kind of a false summit, where there is a fire pit, keep on past there for probably about 15 minutes and then you will reach the peak on your left. There is a mound of rocks and just walk up and there will be a sign in the rocks next to the markers. Just an FYI, there were lots of cars, dirt bikes, and mountain bikers the day we went. Most were considerate and passed us slowly, a few weren't. It is uphill 90% of the way, but it is totally doable. I would take trekking poles as they helped in a few places. I would do this hike again. If you had a 4x4 and are comfortable driving these types of roads, you could drive up to where the Los Pinos/Trabuco signs are too.
Amazing hike if you like the challenge of hills! This was one of the only hikes that got me sweating so much! And my dog enjoyed it as well. Go early as to avoid the sun, there's no shaded areas. Easy to get to, plenty of parking. Once you go around the loop make a left to the steep incline and it keeps climbing from there. I only got to 2 miles up before I decided it's time to come back down, but the view was beautiful!
Since the housing development surrounding Skyline has occurred I see most if not all mountain bikers using this area as a workout rather than mountain biking down trails. After 20-30 minutes of riding up the fire road (depending on your pace) you'll start to see single track off the right hand side of the road. These trails offer some steep technical sections and other than the lack of trail maintenance offer some of the best single track around. It's a shame this map doesn't even point this out. There's two single track trails from the mid way point up the fire road and two to three if you ride all the way to the top. If you go down any of these single track trails you're now on advanced trails and should be wearing pads.
Very easy hike and easy to find. Like everyone says, park on street and follow a maroon colored fence and it leads your right to it following the trail :)
There is a small waterfall as well which made the hot day that I went very nice and cool. Some amazing artwork.
the graffiti/art is interesting and a unique background. the hike itself is really short and easy. the waterfall is gross. so much trash and broken glass down there. really ruins the scenery. who wants to sit and chill in an area covered in trash and glass. i was not impressed. "pack it in, pack it out"!