Maple Spring Truck Trail

HARD 5 reviews
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Maple Spring Truck Trail is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4071 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

off road driving
9 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

off road driving
9 months ago

Great trail for me because I live in OC not far from Silverado Canyon.
Take Silverado cyn rd from Santiago cyn rd. and just follow it through the little town. After quite a ways in you come to the trailhead where there's a parking lot and a porta-potty and a white gate. This is the beginning of Maple Springs rd. Sometimes gate is locked depending on fire danger or threat of rain. If open you can continue and the road is paved for a bit and mostly narrow with a few water crossings if it's been raining. Then all of a sudden the blacktop ends and now it's Maple Springs truck trail. Part way up there's a crazy hairpin turn (look for a huge boulder on your left and a huge crazy looking dead tree laying on the hillside also on the left just after the big rock) if you park by the boulder off the trail and look down in the canyon you'll see a truck that apparently lost it an went over the edge while coming down. Keep going up and there's a good size clearing and a great spot to watch the sunset. Continue on up and after passing through another gate you will meet up with Main divide rd.

***Go right it goes up to Modjeska peak then Santiago (great views from the top). Continue past peaks and you hit Indian truck trail (white gate) which if you go left it will take you to the 15 fwy in Corona or continue further on Main divide and it goes all the way to the 74 Ortega hwy. close to Elsinore.

***If you turn left on Main divide it goes northwest up the ridge and there's one more trail out this way called Bedford motorway which goes down and past a golf course at the end and dumps you close to the 15 fwy also in Corona. If you keep going past Bedford for a good ways there's a cool old home from long ago called Beeks place. You used to be able to continue to 91 fwy via Coal cyn rd but no longer.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Great for off-roading, but kind of a boring trail. Good workout

off road driving
Saturday, February 01, 2014