San Clemente/Rose Canyons

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Trail

15.9 Miles 25.5 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

628' 191 m

Ascent

-627' -191 m

Descent

344' 105 m

High

89' 27 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Unknown

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An out and back ride with great scenery.

James Camy

Overview

Open all year around.
This iconic ride through the canyons offers great views of the surrounding area. It's mostly flowing singletrack through tall oak trees and brush. Be careful of the poison oak! Leaves of three, let it be! There are 3 creek crossings, no water in the summer time.

Need To Know

The Karl Strauss Brewery is located at the trailhead, free tastings after a ride.

Description

The first part of the ride takes you through Rose Canyon. The second part of the ride takes you through San Clemente Canyon. The trail starts as a paved bike path. About 1 mile in, there is a dirt trail opening on the right. This part of the trail ride is parallel to the railroad tracks until the highway.

Cross the highway bridge and drop right onto the trail again. At this point, it's a wide dirt path but quickly narrows to singletrack. A creek crossing over a small bridge indicates you are in San Clemente Canyon, featuring mostly singletrack through tall Oaks and brush. There is plenty of Poison Oak in this area so be aware (leaves of three, let it be).

There is a very narrow singletrack crossing under the highway on the edge of a wash. From here, the trail takes you to Cobb, Kroc, and Biltmore trails - ride these on the return for some fast downhill. The trail ends at the east end of the canyon. Turn around, and get more whoops on the return trip!

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May 22, 2016
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Apr 19, 2016
Brian Fritz
a lot of railroad construction, a few spots flooded.
Apr 2, 2016
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Mar 15, 2016
Brian Fritz
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