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Harding Truck Trail

Average Rating:    (4.18 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Great training ride. All fire road to Saddleback peak (5,600 feet). Total distance is 29 miles roundtrip with 5,000 feet of climbing. Excellent views. Highest peak in Orange County.
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Latitude
33.71148904749731
Longitude
-117.6199722290039
Trail Directions
From the 55 freeway take chapman ave. east. This will turn into Santiago cyn road. Take this several miles to Mojeska road (see a sign for the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary) - turn left. Follow this road across a bridge and go left at the intersection. Go slowly through a rustic residential area and you'll end up at the Tucker wildlife sancutuary - park here and find the Harding Truck trail (pipe gate behind the visitors area).
Trail Length
29 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Orange
   


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Review Date
July 23, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Maynerd ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trail for staying in shape. I would not consider this trail advanced, it just requires a high level of fitness. Being the highest point in Orange County there are some great views on a good day.



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Review Date
February 22, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jagadeesh ,  Downhiller

Summary:
super fun trail for everyone .forget going all the way to top though unless your really bored.Go right at the flag and then climb back up and do it again..the luge is super fun ,not to hard so don't be scared.

Recommended Route:
out El toro and park at cooks. follow the guys on mountain bikes



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Review Date
January 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Softcoconut , from Oldcamp

Summary:
Advanced my ass. Maybe if you are a heavy smoker. This is wide fireroad, you could zig-zag up the steepest if nescesary. Going down never take your hands off the brakes and a grandma would be fine. Though years ago have done 5.5mi down from Maple Springs to Bird Sanc. gate in 12 min pre any suspension. So it is some what steep.

Recommended Route:
Bird Sancuary to the top.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Side walk out side your house.



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Review Date
December 25, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Aliso Viejo

Summary:
This is a great ride to keep your base fitness level. It is in no way a technical ride. Not steep, but very steady uphill. It is much much more enjoyable to descend Joplin trail to Old Camp, and then down Santiago Truck Trail back to the car. Much more fun and technical that way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santiago Truck Trail, Holy Jim, Maple Springs, Blackstar, San Juan Trail.



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Review Date
October 23, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Matt , from Long beach ca

Summary:
Well, if you like long uphill grinds, this is the trail for you. Fireroad all the way up (~9.5 miles) Went up this Saturday (10/21/00). Was pretty cool near the top (~43 degrees). Nice non technical trail, but gets you up to the main divide trail. Beware of all of the dirtbikers on the Main Divide trail. If you go down this way be careful, you can go pretty fast. Not many people on this trail past the 4 mile mark.

Recommended Route:
Same as above and below!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santiago/Luge asdf!



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