San Juan Trail to Los Pinos Trail Loop is a 22.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from January until November.

DISTANCE
22.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

no dogs

hiking
8 months ago

Better done on weekdays; On weekends you'll spend most of your time avoiding mountain bikers on the San Juan portion of the loop, and off-roaders on the Main Divide Road section. The Los Pinos Trail section is magnificent. Much appreciated solitude, and awesome views of Lake Elsinore. It is very strenuous, though. Steep ascents and descents with a lot of loose rock. Trekking poles were very helpful.