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Level: Advanced
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,735/ -1,715 ft
Total: 156 riders

Mountain Biking San Juan Trail

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#13 of 1,005 mountain bike trails in California
#307 in the world

Entering the trail at the east end adjacent to the Blue Jay Campground. The trail climbs a very steep set of stacked switchbacks from the floor of Hot Springs Canyon. It then traverses briefly before steeply ascending a ridge toward Sugarloaf Mountain. Large boulders, chaparral, brush, and nice views. The trail first intersects the Viejo Tie Trail and then junctions with the Chiquito Trail before a steep climb and then continues to the end at the North Main Divide Road, just south of Blue Jay Campground. This trail is very popular with mountain bikers.

First added by alvin.santoy on Dec 16, 2008. Last updated May 11, 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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Getting there
In the Cleveland National Forest, the lower trailhead is in Hot Spring Canyon 3/4 mile past the San Juan Fire Station. The upper trailhead is at Blue Jay Campground 4 miles north of the Ortega Highway on Long Canyon Road.
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Rider questions

Q: Are there any paid shuttle options to the top?

Q: How do you shuttle to the top? Is there a website with prices and information? Can you shuttle to the top year round?
A: They do now. Shuttle at San Juan Trail will start in Nov. 2017 website They do now. starts Nov. 2017