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Superman

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

The trail from the parking lot is just a quick connecton, maybe 300 yards or so. At the end you will see Superman. When you are on Superman just stay on the trail. The trail is steep climbs and tight switch-backs and big rocks and sand. At the end the trail appears to go into a creek bed but look for a trail that goes to the left just before the creek. Turn right on the road. You will come to a second and turn left. Follow that to a paved dead end road. Take that to a bigger paved road. Turn left. follow that back to Cal. Oaks. Turn Left. Follow that back to your car. The trail is worth the short road ride. E-Mail me with what you think of it at nphan@pe.net
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Latitude
33.54740371504613
Longitude
-117.26858139038086
Trail Directions
Exit I-15 on Cal. Oaks and head west. Park in Satarosa Plateau parking lot. Ride to street and find trail on right.
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Murrieta
   


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Review Date
December 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Pogi ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is scenic overall if you have the leisure to sit back and relax by becoming an expert on this trail. I have landed my @$$ on the dirt and still doing so many times every time we climb this trail. There's a look out area and a large marble boulder before that, which is really good for catching your breath and taking pics before you go down "superman" post ±0.7 miles. There's also a warning if you encounter a mountain lion, which we never see one ever since we start riding this trail. We are always on the look out since we always climb hungry.
Heavy water cuts on the trail which adds difficulty on the climb and a good damage to your ego downhill of you don't ride them down carefully. There are a couple of jump-ramps which most probably fanatics made. The superman trail it self is not a joke for intermediate riders and definitely not for beginners (try Harold Davis and Manzanita just across the road 50X first and slaughter house 10X without crashing).
Looking up the trail after heart burning hair pins and jagged rocks is a relief. Still one piece and still can walk to ride another day. Going back to return to the parking spot in La Cresta is a pain. Uphill is as difficult as the downhill. So if your lower than intermediate, try using the paved road coming back to your car and save yourself from the bush cuts.
3 notable hike-a-bike area due to extremely lose top soil, but manageable down hill ride - i enjoyed this part the most, tests my crashing skill every time.

Recommended Route:
Past Clinton Keith West Exit off I-15 (South of Corona or North of Temecula)

Park at the fire station then climb "Slaughter house" first, work your way down La Cresta parking lot then start from the opening trail of the "Superman" then back to the Fire station (paved road or trail).

There's a visitor center past the La Cresta parking lot where you can check out more info about the area.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Notable Adjacent Trails:
Slaughter House
Harold Davis Hill
Manzanita
Meadows Parking lot to the Visitor Area
Sylvan Meadows
Fenceline



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Review Date
November 18, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: wrx504 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode this for the first time last weekend. What a blast! The trail is not too long but you can always start on the opposite side of the main road before heading down the mountain. You will encounter a few steep hills some are very rutted out with loose rock everywhere. I have only done this once and stopped many times to enjoy the awesome views and the ride only took about an hour and 20 minutes from the top of the visitor center to the bottom in Murrieta. If your brakes are not the best I would not recommend this trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
On the other side of Clinton Keith from the visitor center there are many more trails. Trails are marked out with what types of vehicles are allowed on which trails. Follow these rules as the ranger told me people are disobeying these signs so much they may be forced to stop allowing mountain bikers anywhere on the plateau.



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Review Date
October 4, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: H301FF ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
When they close a trail they close it for a reason. I went ahead and rode this trail after putting my bike through the hole in the fence, thinking that it couldn't be that bad. Well it was, after going over the handlebars twice,bending my front brake lever, riding and hikeing for close to 45min I decided to turn around. This will be a great ride once it is back in service.



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Review Date
August 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: PhotoMom ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I live just below this trail. It's closed. The 2005 rains thrashed it and no one is willing to help the trail master repair it. It would re-open if we could organize a group of people (who actually show up) to work on it, then we could get this trail open again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Note: Disregard my ratings for this trail. I have only ridden this trail on horseback so I am not qualified to say how this trail is for mountain bikes.



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Review Date
February 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: BIG DOG , from MURRIETA

Summary:
IF YOUR NOT IN SHAPE WATCH OUT THE RIDE UP IS PRETTY STEEP. ON SOME OF THE UP HILL I HAD TO PACK THE BIKE UP, BUT THE RIDE DOWN WAS WORTH IT. ON THE WAY DOWN YOU WILL ENCOUNTER ALOT OF SWITCH BACKS, IT KEPT ME ON MY BRAKES ON THE WAY DOWN SO MAKE SURE THAT YOURS WORK!! BUT IN ALL THE VIEW WAS GREAT AND I HIGHLY RECOMEND IT.

Recommended Route:
START OFF AT SANTA ROSA AND JUST GO STRAIGHT UP. THE RIDE DOWN IS PRETTY TECHNICAL BUT FUN.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
THERE IS A BUNCH OF TRAILS IN THAT AREA JUST GO AND EXPLORE.



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