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Cariso Truck Trail [CLOSED]

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Cleveland National Forest

Cariso Truck Trail [CLOSED] is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

ohv / off road driving

views

closed

no shade

Note: Users have reported that this trail may be closed until September 2020. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cleveland/home/?cid=FSEPRD590615

hiking
closed
5 months ago

Trail will be closed until Sept 2020 to allow for regrowth, but it is an amazing trail. Easy to follow 'fire trail' that takes you all the way up to Ortega Hwy main divide. Breathtaking views of the lake, and some shade under the Oaks. Can't wait to get up there again this fall! https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cleveland/home/?cid=FSEPRD590615

hiking
Tue Jun 25 2019

It does have a road closed sign, so proceed at your own risk.

hiking
closed
Thu Apr 11 2019

This trail is closed until September 2019. Signs posted at the beginning state up to $10,000 fine for trespassing.

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
Fri Feb 01 2019

Decent outing. Went after work and got to see the burn area. Returned well after sundown and made the rookie move of leaving my headlamp in the truck. Hiked by phone light.

ohv/off road driving
Tue Nov 20 2018

Steep section at the very start. The rest was mainly fireroad. Narrow at some points.

Thu Oct 04 2018

Closed!!!!!!!!

ohv/off road driving
Mon Apr 16 2018

narrow in most places. some good size ruts

Thu Apr 06 2017

You can walk all the up to the Ortega and grab a beer at the top of this one!

ohv/off road driving
Sun Dec 04 2016

I was able to go up this trail and have a great time. Starting off its a bit rocky but later in the trail it's easy off roading. You'll need a 4x4 for sure, also trail is narrow. Fun trail overall.

Mon Sep 26 2016

no place to park it's at your own risk

Wed Sep 07 2016

Nice for hiking but not that great for MTB.

Sun May 29 2016

I was actually looking for los pinos peak and couldn't find access. The hike is very easy and wide trails. Overall a decent quick 2 HR. Hike.

hiking
Tue Mar 08 2016

Absolutely gorgeous views and equally as beautiful landscape. You will not be disappointed with this trail. It's quickly becoming one of our favorites. ENJOY!!

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

recorded Recording - Mar 30, 10:34 AM

hiking
Sat Mar 30 2019

hiking
Sun Mar 17 2019

hiking
Thu Aug 02 2018

recorded fun

hiking
Mon Jun 18 2018

hiking
Mon May 28 2018

hiking
Thu May 24 2018

running
Sun Mar 18 2018

hiking
Sun Jan 28 2018

hiking
Tue Dec 26 2017

hiking
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hiking
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