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Skyline to Santiago Peak

Average Rating:    (4.2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Stay on Skyline which will turn into Main divide truck trail. You'll pass Eagle road, Bedford rd. and maple springs before you get to Modjeska peak--but it ain't over yet. You'll be able to see Santiago peak which is just a few miles further. Once you get to the top and head back down, I like to come out at Bedford cyn. which drops you out at I15 freeway/Weireck road. Go left and under the freeway, you'll end up at 7-Oaks store/deli. Here you can sit down and eat/drink(Beer/Wine) and call to have someone pick you up and take you back to your vehicle. If not, just take main divide back down to Skyline.I suggest at LEAST a Mule (100 oz)+ I usually bring 2 large water bottlesw/cages and several energy bars to be safe.This one is for those of you who can hang, because it's a burner!
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Latitude
33.83698561332732
Longitude
-117.59825706481934
Trail Directions
Take 91 freeway exit Lincoln Ave(near I-15) go south about 2 miles to Ontario Ave. go right. First left is Oak Ave. go south to Chase Ave. go right about 100 yards and turn left on the access road. Park near gate.
Trail Length
30+ (29+ of climbing!)
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Corona
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 2, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Eli ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Mostly dirt with little shade, bring plenty of water.



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Review Date
June 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: SUITEDFINGERS ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This has always been a trail that I've wanted to ride just to say that I had been up it. It is one of those trails that you have to be in a certain mood to ride. Its not exciting but the aerobic workout is great and the view from the top is awesome. It's pretty much all fire road with very little shade.

Recommended Route:
We started at the end of skyline drive and rode up skyline to the divide, went right and up to the radio towers. we then turned around and rode up to the golf ball thing and then took skyline back down.



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Review Date
March 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Joshua , from Riverside, California, USA

Summary:
This trail was a hell of a climb, me being a new rider and all...but the view at the top is awesome...very good solo trail which is how i ride it...not to hard but then again i've been BMXing all my life. My cheapo mtb help up nicely so i'm happy :)

Recommended Route:
Same as above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Box Springs



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Review Date
January 5, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jlampitt , from Highlands Ranch, CO

Summary:
This is just FYI... The "rock & mortar ruins" at the top are the remains of "Beeks Place". An old hunting cabin that used to have a pool, detached garage, outhouse and guest house along with beautiful landscaping. I did some research and found some old photos. It was also used temporarily as a Forest Service fire lookout. The steel towers are still in place. The "huge golfball" is the Santa Ana Doppler Radar site designed to provide low-level detection of severe weather approaching the metro L.A. area. Please be careful and mindful of Beeks Place when looking around. 12 years ago when I started riding, Beeks Place was still pretty much intact. Over the years careless mountain bikers and folks visiting in their off-road vehicles have torn it to shreds. What a shame. I live in Colorado now but get to visit my old stomping grounds fairly often. It's a fantastic place with a rich history. Take some time and research the little things and you'll be delighted to find the history behind that section of the Cleveland Nat'l Forest.



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Review Date
December 27, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Bill , from Corona, Ca

Summary:
Skyline is basically a constant climb on a very wide and curvacious fire road. The view is great once get up a few hundred feet or so. Watch out for cars and trucks coming down the hill (oftentimes unaware of the existance of mountain bikes). This ride can be short or a days adventure. It is not a trail with a lot of single tracks that you can blaze. Some may say it is bordering on boredom. I personally enjoy it for a solo ride. Skyline is a trail for anyone. Beginners would like it if they can go their own pace. Advance riders would like for the work out. You can work yourself as much as you want on the climb. Great place for intervals if your into that.
About five miles up there is a great view and places to rest. Some old rock and morter ruins near the top and a radio antenna base that looks like a huge golf ball.
The downhill is the same way you came up. However there are single tracks about 35% of the way if you choose to take them. They cut in and out of the fire road. Very fun. Again, Watch out for motorized vehicles.
Have fun, bring lots of water.

Recommended Route:
Same route as above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sycamore in Riverside (Lots of Single Tracks)



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