Santiago Peak Holy Jim Trail

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Santiago Peak Holy Jim Trail is a 15.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

off road driving
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Did Holy Jim on a hot day. Tough one with the heat.

My directions are online if you want some visuals in addition to the AllTrails track.

https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/hiking-orange-county/saddleback-mountain-hike-santiago-peak/

off road driving
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hiking
1 month ago

1st two miles is the Holy Jim Trail and then there is a sign to the falls or Great Divide Road. You take the Great Divide Road to the peak. Peak is OK. Good views one way but there's something about hiking to a summit ot look at radio, tv, cell towers that makes the effort a little sad! :-) the top 1/2 of the hike has little shade and it gets hot in the canyon. the last mile or so is on a dirt road which I'm also not found of. Saw almost no one on the trail, I think 4 people all day. If you don't have time to drive to the mountains and want a good workout this is a good option but because of the items I have mentioned it's just not my kind of hike.

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off road driving
3 months ago

Amazing views from above the clouds.

hiking
4 months ago

Really fun and interesting trail! Hard trail for someone who isn't in good physical condition moderate for those who are

4 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

Great trail!

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