Oriflamme Canyon Loop Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Oriflamme Canyon Loop Trail is a 16 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
16.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2929 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

rocky

trail running
17 days ago

Difficult hike with very little shade. Park at the convenience store, but ask for permission because the parking spots are labeled as customer only. Once you have parked, you will be crossing the street and walking down the road about 50 ft to get to the trailhead (dirt road with fenced in properties on either side of it).

The trail is accessible by off-road vehicles so the paths are wide. However, there are some areas where it is difficult to determine which direction is correct due to lack of signage. Follow the GPS on here and you should be okay. Trail should only be done by experienced hikers/runners, expect to spend 4-7 hours out there depending on your speed. Bring at least 3 liters of water.

One source of water towards the end of the hike about 14 miles in (if you started on the western side of the loop first) it is a natural spring run off made for a local farm. It is recommended you filter it regardless.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Lonely out there

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015

Long and hard!