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Santiago Truck Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (6)

A long, rocky, ridge line climb to the legendary Luge.


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Map Key

6.0

Miles

9.7

KM

Doubletrack

2,765' 843 m

High

1,656' 505 m

Low

1,366' 417 m

Up

344' 105 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

This trail's rating bounces between green/blue (easy/intermediate), and blue (intermediate). For novice riders, this is definitely hard, but for an experienced rider, the trail is a piece of cake.

Officially, it's a fire road, but much of it would have a hard time accommodating even a pick-up truck, let alone a fire truck, so I'll call it doubletrack. It slowly climbs to the legendary trail, The Luge, never presenting more of a challenge than some crumbly rock sections, a few uphill switchbacks, and a few steep, rutted slopes. There are great views along the length of STT. The valley to the north, with its tree-filled bottom lined with houses, is Modjeska Canyon.

The trail actually continues beyond the marked end point but, technically it transitions into Joplin Truck Trail, although people often describe the entire stretch as Santiago Truck Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Gregg

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 6 votes

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  3.5 from 6 votes
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Photos

Video of the Luge Down hill shot by DPCAero.com
Feb 10, 2016 near Trabuco…, CA
Riding The Luge
Dec 22, 2015 near Trabuco…, CA
The scenery from The Luge Trail. Photo by DPCAero.com
Feb 10, 2016 near Trabuco…, CA
My first time riding ‘The Luge’ cautiously.
Nov 26, 2017 near Trabuco…, CA
Looking southeast during the way up.
Dec 14, 2017 near Portola…, CA
Coming down from Old Camp on a good day
Nov 12, 2020 near Portola…, CA

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Apr 16, 2019
Riley Cortez
Sep 3, 2018
Tony Vu
Used my Gravel Bike with 700x40s. Stopped at the Flag and U-turned back to the start. Wanted to go dn Luge, but didn't have the guts on my Gravel bike
Jun 15, 2017
Ameen Younis
Jan 15, 2016
Lost Justpastnowhere