Upper Holy Jim Trail
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -820' -250 m
High: 4,852' 1,479 m
Low: 4,033' 1,229 m
GradeAvg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“One of the best trails in Orange County, this is the beginning of 4000 feet of downhill bliss.”— Dave Gregg
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
From the unmarked trailhead, pick your way between bushes and watch out for those rock drops or they'll eat you alive. The trail is usually two feet wide, but the head-high bushes sometimes cut that width down. There's a six inch deep rut down the center of some sections which leaves maybe a foot on either side of it.
Oh yeah, it's steep, sandy and littered with loose rocks/boulders. Don't be ashamed to walk the worst sections, it may save you a lot of pain and an expensive helicopter ride. The switchbacks are sometimes buried within a maze of overhead bushes/trees, and sometimes on the edge of exposed cliffs with views that will take your breath away.
Eventually the trail will dump you out onto Main Divide Rd facing east. You'll need to head in the opposite direction, so do a hard right u-turn around and pedal the easy road to Lower Holy Jim Trail.
Land Manager: USFS - Cleveland National Forest Office