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San Juan Trail 6W05, CA

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 11 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,090 feet
Elevation Gain 2,584 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,314 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 22.04
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San Juan Upper Trail Loop
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San Juan Trail 6W05 (lower)
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,958
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Jul, Sep, Aug, Jun
Sun  6:29am - 5:39pm
Official Route
2 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
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Bell View Trail
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Viejo Tie Trail
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San Juan Loop Trail - 5W08
San Juan Loop Trail - 5W08
4.9 mi away
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Chiquito Basin
4.9 mi away
2.8 mi
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Viejo Tie Loop
4.9 mi away
5.5 mi
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Bear Canyon-Bear Ridge Loop
4.9 mi away
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Juaneno-San Juan Creek Loop
4.9 mi away
6.5 mi
150 ft
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This beautiful and challenging single-track trail is located in the Trabuco District and is easily-accessible from Orange and Riverside Counties. A popular trail with mountain bikers, be prepared for a very strenuous ride as extreme exposure and brutal climbing through switchbacks for the first several miles means this trail is not for beginners. For those adventurous enough to endure the climb, the views from the top make the effort well worth it. With heavy bike activity on weekends and holidays, hikers are asked to be alert and observant. Bikers are asked to keep a moderate pace downhill anticipating hiker use.

It should be noted that cell coverage is almost non-existent on the trail, and the 11 mile trip (one way) means that trail users should be prepared with extra supplies and water. On mild days, it is easily possible to go through 4 liters (1 gal) of water per person in less than two hours. Parking permits are required, and can be purchased locally.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Cleveland Forest
    An Adventure Pass is needed when parking at any TH located in the Cleveland NF.

    More information available here

    Map Drive

    To hike
    The lower trailhead is in Hot Spring Canyon 3/4 mile past the San Juan Fire Station. The upper trailhead is at Blue Jay Campground 4 miles north of the Ortega Highway on Long Canyon Road.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Mar 09 2010 11:31 pm
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