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Level: Beginner
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,881/1 ft
Total: 12 riders
 

Mountain Biking Harding Truck Trail

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#674 of 988 mountain bike trails in California
#9,048 in the world

A long steady climb from the Wildlife Sanctuary, which is exactly 9.1 miles to the top end of the trail where it joins up with Maple Springs Trail and the Main Divide

First added by swerverider on Feb 2, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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The trail begins close to the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary (29322 Modjeska Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676). You can park near here (if there is space), or you can also park in the small gravel lot just beyond the Wildlife Sanctuary along the side of the road (but not outside houses/property)
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  • MTB MOR   ✓ supporter
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    Fireroad all the way. It's is almost all uphill, but there are two sections that give you a short rest. The first couple miles are the most difficult of the pedal. It's a long and tiring downhill if you go out and back.

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  • RyanFPrice
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    Long, Dull. Unless you are training or have something to prove to yourself this trail doesn't offer a whole lot. No technical sections as it is a fireroad. For me the first mile is the toughest. Then after that, just a grind

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  • joey61
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    There are sections that challenge closer to the top. Otherwise a long slog and excellent training ride!

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  • swerverider   ✓ supporter
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    A trail like this - whether its a fire road or not - depends on your fitness. Basically, its a long hard slog to the top. If you like this sort of thing, you might be a masochist... Having said that, as you get near the top, the views, on a clear day are utterly fantastic. Also, this trail seems to be less traveled than Blackstar and Maple Springs, so its easy to feel you've civilization behind (or below as the case may be). There's no doubt in my mind, the Santa Ana mountains are beautiful, that alone makes the ride worthwhile. Having said that, I'd rate this ride as intermediate, not beginner, as you really need a basic level of fitness to reach the top.

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  • Eric Foltz
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    Great climb up to Four Corners or the Peak. If you climb to the peak, this would be one of the toughest climb in the country. Great training ride.

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