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Old San Juan Trail

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A weathered singletrack that stretches from Hot Springs Trailhead to Blue Jay Campground.


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Map Key

9.6

Miles

15.5

KM

Singletrack

3,389' 1,033 m

High

827' 252 m

Low

2,999' 914 m

Up

461' 141 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This semi-technical singletrack heads east from the Hot Springs Trailhead off Hot Springs Canyon Road at a sustained climb. The grade eases as the trail get higher, eventually leveling out a little past the five-mile mark as it encircles Sugarloaf Peak (~3,200'), just before Cocktail Rock.

This large, flat rock marks the intersection with the New San Juan Trail, which comes in from the southeast. Continue to the northeast on this old section of trail with a brief descent before making the final push up to Blue Jay Campground.

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Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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  4.1 from 8 votes

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#497

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This is a long and physically challenging route through the Cleveland National Forest area that's commonly referred to as the San Juan Lollipop Loop.  In total I logged 23 miles with 4300 feet of climbing.
Jun 6, 2019 near Lakelan…, CA
Climb and descend on San Juan Trail.
Mar 4, 2021 near Coto De…, CA
Cocktail rock
Dec 13, 2014 near Coto De…, CA
San Juan Trail Cocktail Rock Down.
Mar 18, 2020 near Coto De…, CA
A view from the San Juan Trail
Jul 12, 2019 near Coto De…, CA
Looking down at the switchbacks from about 3 miles up.
Apr 7, 2019 near Coto De…, CA

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Nov 9, 2020
Dan Min
13.1mi
Feb 23, 2020
MTB MOR
About as good as it gets after a day of rain. Out and back. 14mi — 2h 00m
Aug 3, 2019
Bob Monticupo
Nov 25, 2018
Tanya Vigil
Dec 2, 2017
James Wee
13mi