Saddleback Mountain Summit Trail

HARD 13 reviews
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Saddleback Mountain Summit Trail is a 19.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverado, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

19.6 miles
3,359 feet
Out & Back





no dogs

Closed to off-road driving.

5 months ago

This trail is NOT 19.7miles! It’s actually 26miles if you hike from the visitor center all the way to Santiago Peak. It could’ve been a good alternative to the Holy Jim Trail for those who don’t have a car suitable for off road. I’m not sure if you can park your car along the first 4miles paved road to save some miles. The view at the top is definitely worthwhile.

off road driving
10 months ago

It was a super fun trail and was not as hard as it seems. I'd definitely do it again

off road driving
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Closed. Don't bother. Hiking only.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

one of my favorite hikes. this place is so peaceful. its a pretty steep climb but the views are nice. you need a permit to park

Sunday, November 30, 2014

not sure why there is not a Holy Jim or Upper Jim Trail for the hiking trail on Saddleback. Very challenging in length and altitude gain (4000+ feet) Great hike with lots of flora to see.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Is close for fire departament, do not go

off road driving
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Great easy trail. On a clear day, the views are awesome.

off road driving
Sunday, February 09, 2014

It's a nice trail. It takes awhile to get to the end of the road to be able get on dirt track. It has great view. It has a lot dual sports riders and couple SUVs going in and out so be careful going up. Some areas needs 4x4 but most of times it's fine with 2wd.

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Thursday, December 08, 2011