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35.9 Miles 57.8 Kilometers



2,349' 716 m


-7,055' -2,150 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (19°)

6,409' 1,953 m


1,559' 475 m


Shared By Margaret Gregory



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A point-to-point adventure from South Fork Campground to Hangar 24.

Margaret Gregory

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Fun, exposed singletrack with amazing views tied together by dirt road sections and finishing at a local brewery.

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The ride gets more technical the further along you get. Please ask someone on the ride for opt-out routes if you're feeling tired or over your head!

Optional opt-outs include:


This ride features the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) almost in it's entirety. Starting at South Fork Campground, you'll follow the Santa Ana River trail from South Fork to Glass Road, then Santa Ana River Trail (SART) 2E03: Glass Road to Middle Control Road, where you'll climb up to Angelus Oaks on Middle Control Road before heading up Thomas Hunting Grounds Road (1N12) to Santa Ana River Trail (SART) 2E03: Thomas Hunting Grounds Section followed by another section of the Thomas Hunting Grounds Road (1N12) to the gate at Morton Ridge Road (1S13).

Ride uphill past the gate to do the whole route, keep going downhill past the gate to opt out of the final section of singletrack. It is between one and two hours from the gate to the end of the ride if you choose to complete the route. Pay attention to the time!

After a tough climb up to Morton Peak, more technical, exposed singletrack awaits to take you down the hill on Santa Ana River Trail (SART) 2E03: Morton Peak Section and into Mentone/Redlands where you'll finish at local brewery Hangar 24.

NOTE: When you reach the end of the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) 2E03: Morton Peak Section you'll take a right on Front Line Truck Road. Look for a small trail off to the left after climbing a hill to continue on the route shown here. OR if you prefer something less technical, continue on Front Line Road.

At your next option, take a LEFT towards Emerald Ave. Follow Emerald Ave to the gate where you'll meet up with the mapped route again.

The trail is exposed in many sections, so ride within your limits!


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Oct 27, 2018
Mark Fulgar
Oct 13, 2018
Jason Wernli
Rode this for the first time! Could NOT have navigated it without MTBProject app. 6:15 total-ride time of 5:12. It rained the ENTIRE time. 37.1mi — 5h 12m

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At approximately the 32.06 mile mark, there is a singletrack trail to the right. It is the Paul Bunyan trail, and a lot of fun. I recommend taking this and riding into Mentone via Madiera Rd, then taking back streets over to Hangar 24. A great way to end this EPIC ride! Nov 27, 2017

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