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Rancho San Clemente

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

steep fire roads and single track. some tough climbs. nice scenery of the military base and back country of san clemente. look out for ticks, deer, and snakes Most trails end at Chritianitos/Camp Pendalton entrance so don''t worry about getting lost. there are a few miles of single track mixed in so keep your eyes open.
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Latitude
33.21111647241685
Longitude
-117.3779296875
Trail Directions
5 fwy to Ave Pico, Head east to La Pata, make a Right on La Pata,& dead ends. Park at dog park or skate park at the Dog Park and start on trail behind the dog park. stay on this fire road up and down to the end at the gate to camp pendleton, then turn around and work your way back up. or at the Skate park. start up the small paved trail behind the skate park take it all the way to the top of the hill and turn left at the cattle trough on to single track trail that joins the fire road after a mile or two.
Trail Length
7 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
San Clemente
State/Territory/Province
California
Zip/Postal Code
92673
Country
United States
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sjordan72 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I had a lot of fun here. We rode the SS 29ers for about 90 minutes. There are lots of quick ups and downs which I like. Pretty twisty at times and right now the grass and trees really encroach into the trail. I was amazed to not find any ticks on me after that ride. I'll head back up in a few weeks as things die off and out of the trail. Overall a lot of fun. I imagine it's miserable after any rain, due to all the clay. Once it dries though it is fast.

Recommended Route:
As stated above. I saw several options as we rode, so I would like to get out there and search around.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
San Juan



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Review Date
November 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: alexderbez ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is by far my favorite trail. Its single track heaven. I take it single speed and rigid on my 29er...its a good time

Recommended Route:
My route is parking the car at Carl's Jr. Off of the Cristianitos exit

Head towards east on Cristianitos, after a hill on (while riding on the road) you will see a fir road with a building near it. Don;t take that one. keep going until you see another fire road take it and when you come to the intersection turn right. Stick right at the nevt fork in the road after the yellow gate.

Stick on that trail..i think its called paulsey's trail (a motorcycle helmet and sign are on a tree. Anyways follow the single track which will eventually send you onto the paved road again, or if you dare go through the brush..it can be done.. Next stick to on that side of the road and you will see another entrance for the single track, take it and follow it ...keep to the clearly marked trails and you will end up at a fence that will take you in a million directions...there are tons of trails back there....not a trail for the faint because some do lead no nothing so if you go exploring go in groups...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
santas village



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Review Date
August 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tool46ntool ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
fun fire roads with options for exploring. no loose gravel hart clay and some loose dirt

Recommended Route:
go to top of skate park hill and left at the cattle feeding trough on the single track and bomb the hill and conect it ti the fire road to the bottom where the gate the the military base is and turn around and head back for the climb.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
cristianitos and el camino real just east on cristianitos there is a walking path that has some cool sinle track with bike jumps and fun stuff.



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