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Oriflamme Canyon Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Oriflamme Canyon Trail is a 15.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 15.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,831 feet Route Type: Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

bike touring

views

rocky

washed out

off trail

no dogs

Please note: users have reported this trail is closed to offroading. Entrance is along Banner Grade.

6 months ago

what an awesome beautiful place to stay at enjoy

off road driving
6 months ago

Tried this trail last weekend and there was a closed gate, previous reviews stated to just open the gate and close it behind you. Now there is a big sign stating “Off Road Driving Prohibited” it was a county sheriff sign. Not sure if this is a temporary closure or permanent.

off road driving
blowdown
muddy
snow
7 months ago

Tried this trail yesterday. The recent storms caused a couple trees to block the Trail a couple miles in. No way to get around it.

off road driving
8 months ago

We did this trail today in a Toyota Landcruiser. We couldn't find much information regarding the "squeeze" but it wasn't that bad and our Landcruiser with through it without any issues. This trail is actual two trails. You'll start off on the Orifllamme but will vector off to the Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail. I couldn't find much information on the Rodriguez Spur but overall the trail is moderate with a virtually stock FourRunner completing the trail without any issues. Note - There are several rock garden bypasses. If your vehicle isn't setup for rock crawling take the easy bypasses. These are some SERIOUS rock gardens.

running
Sunday, July 09, 2017

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.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Lonely out there

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015

Long and hard!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

This trail can be easily done in one day if you live anywhere in the San Diego area. There are certain spots where high clearance, low range and locking differentials are a must. There is a gate at the end of the road just before you can get back on the pavement, which luckily was not locked, but I'm not sure if it is ever locked.

off road driving
1 month ago

hiking
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off road driving
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hiking
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hiking
9 months ago

off road driving
Monday, September 17, 2018

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hiking
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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