Maple Spring Trail

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Maple Spring Trail is a 17.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 17.3 miles Elevation Gain: 3,192 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving

bird watching

ohv / off road driving

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

no dogs

NOTE: This trail is occasionally closed to off-roading due to weather conditions. For more info, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229

off road driving
4 hours ago

First time on this trail a few days ago. First time 4wd as well. Had a great time driving up to Main Divide Rd. Didn't go further as this was my first time so definitely going back again soon.

off road driving
rocky
10 days ago

This was a pretty fun drive. The Silverado Canyon drive through the town was pretty nice as well. Just be mindful when you drive through the town because the road is very narrow and some houses are right up against the road. Also, be careful driving through narrow trails for there were many dirt bikes and mountain cyclers.I feel that this trail is more for smaller 2 wheelers. The last mile or so was closed so we took a left turn on N Main Divide rd towards the Bald Peak which was most scenic view from the whole trail! I highly recommend driving up to Bald Peak. There was a little rough portion to use 4x4 but not too crazy. I was kicking so much dirt to a dirt biker behind me. Sorry dude...

scramble
12 days ago

Fun trail!

off road driving
18 days ago

Some nice views of the valley and surrounding mountain ridges. As far as off-roading it is an easy to slightly moderate trail. Can be made up in 2wd but need a little clearance like a Subaru Outback as there are some ruts and medium sized rocks on the upper part of the trail. Good for beginners or bringing family. The last mile of the trail which leads up to Santiago Peak had the gate closed today (August 21, 2019).

off road driving
rocky
23 days ago

We have done this one a few times before but since main divide is closed we took a different route and came out on Bedford Road. Trail was a little bit rocky but nothing too crazy we saw for tarantulas

off trail
24 days ago

Nice Sunday drive. Gets very bumpy a ways out. Beautiful views of Orange and Riverside Counties. Would do it again!

off trail
25 days ago

off road driving
1 month ago

First time coming here, and it went great! It starts off paved and then gets into some hard stamped rocky sand which was pretty easy. I was in 2 wheel all the way up. Only used 4 high when i took the road to santiago peak, which btw has an unbelievable view of both orange and riverside counties.

off road driving
1 month ago

Finally got a chance to come here. Fun and easy. Unfortunately didnt go all the way because of time concern.

off road driving
rocky
1 month ago

This was a great trail, some technical parts but overall very moderate. If anyone is wondering if you can make it in 2WD, you can. Did it in my Tacoma TRD Sport stock, took it just fine.

off road driving
1 month ago

great trail did it in my completely stock 2019 subaru forester without any part scraping the floor

off road driving
1 month ago

Good drive. Way up to Santiago peak was closed so You can either go back or take Main divide west.

off road driving
1 month ago

Took the new Tacoma and it was a great experience. Didn’t really need to use 4x4 so I’d say don’t worry about not having it, I’m sure you’ll make it okay.

off road driving
bugs
1 month ago

Great Sunday drive. Not to many people on the road. Wonderful views. Pack a lunch and enjoy the sites. The drive was easy and fun just watch out for the bikes.

off road driving
1 month ago

Really nice trail to explore while the sun is rising

off road driving
1 month ago

Took the new ranger up no problem. Lots of fun with some nice off shoots to crawl.

off road driving
1 month ago

Good local trail to ride and get away - nice views.

off road driving
2 months ago

beautiful views

off road driving
2 months ago

Went today it was an awesome way to begin.

off road driving
bugs
no shade
2 months ago

This road was very cool for my first time. good views, and nice that it was finally open. very dusty, no shade, and tons of bugs (obviously). I'm not complaining just helping the next first time. If your looking for a road to putt around on, I recommend this one.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great view ! A bit narrow in some part. Can be busy In weekends which means you will meet a bit more vehicle from opposite direction.

off road driving
bugs
rocky
2 months ago

A fun trail to say the least. It basically a fire road with a few offshoots with some harder terrain. Can be done in 2wd. Amazing views made the tamer drive worth it.

off road driving
3 months ago

Nice easy trail. You can bring any stock 4x4 on this one. Not much room to pass and the trail can get crowded at times. Please be aware of hikers, mountain bikes, motos and other vehicles. Also it’s imperative to use the hand signals when passing a group to let them know how many more you’re traveling with. It can seriously save lives! Views from the top are also really awesome and you can connect to a few other nice trails from the summit.

off road driving
3 months ago

Wonderful spot to get out and kick up some dust. I go here every other weekend to test out upgrades I make on my truck. Take it slow around blind corners however because it's a one lane trail for most of the drive. I'd recommend driving Silverado to Corona, not the other way around. steep hills after a while. I drive a 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD offroad RWD and have no issues. BEWARE OF BICYCLISTS ON THE TRAIL.

off road driving
3 months ago

*update 6/15/2019 Air Down! bumpy with small rocks and some rutted areas. Narrow, slow down on blind corners. a quick get away. Easy/Moderate trail... air down only for ride comfort, but not required. 4x4 optional.. See ya there! drive safely... * 2004 4Runner SR5 4x4 *

off road driving
3 months ago

A really nice trail. It’s a pretty easy trail depending on how do you want to ride. It is nice that you can get out for half a day, enjoy some great views, and it is not too far from home.

off road driving
3 months ago

Great trail with views. Definitely a very easy trail any vehicle with some ground clearance should be just fine. as of 6/5/19 the gate to the holy Jim trail was locked but trail was still open to continue to Corona area. Some decent obstacles near top that are passable if you wish. Completed with 4runner Sr5.

off road driving
3 months ago

can this trail be done with 2wd

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