January 31, 2007
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Reviewed by: jtfind
Cross Country Rider
Whiting's a good warm up. The Harding portion is described several places in the SOCAL Trails, its all Fire road but I love climbing it. The crown jewel is decending Holy Jim, both the ride and the scenery. Then back through Whiting.
You need to be in shape, pretty agressive and well provisioned to punch this out. Its not for Novice riders. You will have done allot of work when you arrive at the most technical portion, Holy Jim. Be on your game because a bad move here, can leave you broken down or hurt and still a long way from the car.
The route is well defined in the original post. Its great ride after you have ridden each part individually, you should know your way around the area. Varied and allot of fun. It does have close to 8 mi. of road riding to connect the dots.
Other recommended trails in the same area:
Try riding up Silverado motorway, R across Main Divide 3S04, R to crank down Maple Springs 5S04 back to your car.
Learn the Santa Ana's from Black Star to Trabuco and San Juan Trail, its paradise.