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San Juan Loop

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

This is a county trail. The trail will start off as a relatively steep dirt fireroad. Once you get to the top, there are multiple ridge line single tracks (all types of terrain). Keep the attitude at home! Have fun!
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Latitude
33.657924123176755
Longitude
-117.45071411132812
Trail Directions
Take 5 S. from L.A. and exit San Juan Creek Road. Go right under the freeway on San Juan Creek Road. Pass the golf course. Turn right at the traffic light. Head up the hill and turn left before the road starts to plateau. Head up to the top of the hill and the trail will be on the left.
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
San Juan Capistrano
   


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Review Date
March 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: wes , from san juan capistrano ca usa

Summary:
there are all different kinds of trails up here. i ride it around 4 times a week. a great work out. and lots of fun singletrack. WATCH OUT FOR THE RUTS.



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Review Date
January 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Softcoconut , from Timithy Leary Park

Summary:
It,s not the best place to ride but it is different than Aliso/Woods, Moro,Whiting,or Sadleback. Mostly fire roads with a few single tracks here and there can be made into nice loop. Don't run here as your first choice ride in the area but don't forget about it either.

Recommended Route:
Same as rest ending at Wahoo's.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lynx, Rock-it, Whiting Ranch



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Review Date
November 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Don , from Aliso Niguel

Summary:
I would highly recommend this trail. It's very close to Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. There are many great vista overlooking these cities. There are many steep singletracks to be careful. The climb is fun, but the decent is even better. To get there and the trail that I recommend is near the top of San Juan Golf Course (next to the entrance on HOLE #13) there is a single track trail that climbs to a fireroad. Take the fireroad up to the water tower. In front of the water tower, take the single track up to the top of the next fireroad. Lower your seat, and take the fireroad WEST (to Dana Point). After you see an AMERICAN FLAG and just down that hill make a LEFT on a very cool singletrack. This singletrack will head EAST for approx. 1 mile and then it will start climbing for another mile. Once you are at the top, go directly south up a short steep hill (towards San Clemente). About 30 yards, you will start the decent on the left side downhill on a twisted singletrack for 1/4 mile. At the bottom continue riding south (you will climb another hill) to San Clemente. After riding for another 1/2 mile, you will see the best singletrack on the LEFT (before the water tank). Becareful! This singletrack is about 1 mile and it will start off slow, but it will become relatively steep (it's makeable). At the bottom, you will be on Camino del Los Mares. Once at the bottom, ride Camino del Los Mares EAST until it deadends. You will see a singletrack heading back to San Juan Capistrano, but you will take that trail West to Dana Point. On the way up, you will see some ADVANCED (STEEP) singletrack trails coming down the back side of San Juan Hills. Lower your seat and take one of them down and then ride back to your car the way you came up. Enjoy these trails! These are the BEST and closest trails to San Clemente/Dana Point/San Juan Capistrano. I like these trails better than Aliso Woods Canyon. The ride will take about 2 hours. Sometimes I park at 24 Hour Fitness next to the Freeway in San Juan Capistrano and ride up from there. Again, take the singletrack up, just next to the San Juan Hills Golf Course #13 HOLE ENTRANCE. It's very cool and it's a great workout!

Recommended Route:
I would highly recommend this trail. It's very close to Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. There are many great vista overlooking these cities. There are many steep singletracks to be careful. The climb is fun, but the decent is even better. To get there and the trail that I recommend is near the top of San Juan Golf Course (next to the entrance on HOLE #13) there is a single track trail that climbs to a fireroad. Take the fireroad up to the water tower. In front of the water tower, take the single track up to the top of the next fireroad. Lower your seat, and take the fireroad WEST (to Dana Point). After you see an AMERICAN FLAG and just down that hill make a LEFT on a very cool singletrack. This singletrack will head EAST for approx. 1 mile and then it will start climbing for another mile. Once you are at the top, go directly south up a short steep hill (towards San Clemente). About 30 yards, you will start the decent on the left side downhill on a twisted singletrack for 1/4 mile. At the bottom continue riding south (you will climb another hill) to San Clemente. After riding for another 1/2 mile, you will see the best singletrack on the LEFT (before the water tank). Becareful! This singletrack is about 1 mile and it will start off slow, but it will become relatively steep (it's makeable). At the bottom, you will be on Camino del Los Mares. Once at the bottom, ride Camino del Los Mares EAST until it deadends. You will see a singletrack heading back to San Juan Capistrano, but you will take that trail West to Dana Point. On the way up, you will see some ADVANCED (STEEP) singletrack trails coming down the back side of San Juan Hills. Lower your seat and take one of them down and then ride back to your car the way you came up. Enjoy these trails! These are the BEST and closest trails to San Clemente/Dana Point/San Juan Capistrano. I like these trails better than Aliso Woods Canyon. The ride will take about 2 hours. Sometimes I park at 24 Hour Fitness next to the Freeway in San Juan Capistrano and ride up from there. Again, take the singletrack up, just next to the San Juan Hills Golf Course #13 HOLE ENTRANCE. It's very cool and it's a great workout!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Try this one! It's FREEWAY close and there are some very, very cool BEG. to ADVANCED TRAILS. Unlike Aliso Woods Canyon, the trails DO NOT have signs that say "Trail Closed."



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Review Date
October 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Michael , from Laguna Beach

Summary:
I highly recommend the San Juan Hills Trail because it's very close to the City of San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente. Drive to the end of Camino del Los Mares (EAST) from San Clemente. On the drive back to the 5 Freeway, stop by Wahoo's Fish Tacos on the right side. The Freeway Exit in San Clemente is Camino del Estrella (EAST) and it will be come Camino del Los Mares. Park at the end of the street and ride up the single track/fire road until you reach the top. On the other side you will see many wonderful singletracks (4 or 5 Chillies for steepness). Be careful and ride safe!

Recommended Route:
I highly recommend the San Juan Hills Trail because it's very close to the City of San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente. Drive to the end of Camino del Los Mares (EAST) from San Clemente. On the drive back to the 5 Freeway, stop by Wahoo's Fish Tacos on the right side. The Freeway Exit in San Clemente is Camino del Estrella (EAST) and it will be come Camino del Los Mares. Park at the end of the street and ride up the single track/fire road until you reach the top. On the other side you will see many wonderful singletracks (4 or 5 Chillies for steepness). Be careful and ride safe!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
El Moro and Laguna Woods.



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Review Date
October 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rick , from Oceanside, CA

Summary:
A+++ Single Tracks with Switchbacks.

Recommended Route:
Exit Camino Del Los Mares in San Clemente. Go East until the road ends. Park on the last street on the left. Ride up the dirt road at the end of Camino del Los Mares in San Clemente. Take the dirt road North-West to San Juan Capistrano. Keep on going up the hill towards Dana Point/San Juan Capistrano. These are some very cool single tracks on top. Keep the speeds down because the single tracks with switchbacks are very steep.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Aliso Woods and San Juan Hills



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