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Lower SART

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Best as a drop run. Lower Santa Ana River Trail is a great single track. A lot of steep technical sections. Begins at around 5500' elevation and descends to 1300' at Mentone. Get a trail map from the ranger station in Mentone on the way up.
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Trail Directions
Fwy I-10 to Redlands, Hwy 38 east to Angelus Oaks Go through the village store parking lot to pick up forest service road 1N12. Follow 1N12 about 1.5 miles to trailhead on right. Well marked.
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
Angelus Oaks

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Review Date
January 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Every few months

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Reviewed by: Bucky Huff , from Riverside, Ca

This is one of the best "secret" single tracks in southern california. Most beta available is on the upper SART, which is also a great trail, but the lower SART is a phenomenal descent. Start from fire road 1N12 at angelus oaks, behind the post office. Take 1N12 about 1.5 miles beyond the post office to a SART sign. Pick up the SART single track and proceed SOUTH. If you go the wrong way (North / West), you will be riding the Upper trail. (see Upper SART). Its all single track!! The first 2 miles is flat, maybe slightly climbing, a good warm up...then its rock 'n roll baby for the next 6 to 7 miles. All down hill, and a lot of fairly steep technical terrain mixed with some super fun flat track. The single track dumps you back on to fire road 1N12. Proceed down this approximately 2 mile to a split. Stay hard left. proceed about 2 more miles on fire road, to another split. Take the right fire road...a moderate 3 mile climb takes you to Morton peak fire look out. A fantastic view and great place for a break. From morton peak, the SART takes off single track again and is well marked. The last 4 to 5 miles is moderately steep, sidehill single track, and fairly technical, with a bunch of "high consequence" sections. Missing a turn could easily put you 100 yards down a steep ravine. You wind up on one of sveral ranch / fire roads which all dump you out on greenspot road in mentone. EPIC!!

Recommended Route:
Drop ride from Angelus oaks to mentone. A lot of riding (18 mi +) for only about 30 minutes of road time up Hwy 38.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Upper SART

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