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A 7-mile climb to the Main Divide, with a view of the ocean and Catalina at the junction!


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7.3

Miles

11.7

KM

Doubletrack

3,800' 1,158 m

High

1,269' 387 m

Low

2,791' 851 m

Up

282' 86 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

This trail is currently closed due to the Holy Fire. More information on closures can be found here: fs.usda.gov/detailfull/clev…

Description

A long steady climb to the Main Divide on the south side of the Santa Ana mountains heading towards Santiago Peak. This is about a 7-mile climb, which is the reason for the intermediate rating.

The trail has some steeper sections and a few flatter sections, some sandy areas, and some rocky areas. Around 4 miles into the climb, the scenery changes to pine trees and becomes more forest-like. The rest of the ride is shady for the most part, depending on the time of day.

In terms of traffic, the trail seems to be more of a light use, we only saw a handful of other people out there. Views of Catalina, the beach, Lake Mathews, as well as many other areas abound during the ride. Street parking os available at the trailhead behind the development.

Contacts

Shared By:

Curtis Pflaumer with improvements by Tony DiMauro

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 7 votes

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in Alberhill

#21961

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#2

in Alberhill

#1,700

in California

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Photos

Still climbing at the 4 mile mark.
Oct 28, 2015 near Trabuco…, CA
Rock formations along the Indian Truck Trail
Oct 28, 2015 near Trabuco…, CA
The view at the Indian Truck/Main Divide junction.
Oct 28, 2015 near Trabuco…, CA

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Feb 25, 2018
Peter Paul
Started down the Vons grocery by De Palma Road to almost the Radio Tower. 11 miles climb 23mi
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