183.6 miles
20,161 ft
-20,164 ft
1 mile
High Point

This ride goes all the way across the Santa Ana mountains from Irvine to Temecula. The first day goes from Irvine to Falcon Group Campground in the Cleveland National Forest, with almost the whole day on gravel trails. Day two goes from the Falcon Group Campground to Lake Elsinore. Day three goes from Lake Elsinore all the way back to Irvine, and is mostly on roads except the last bit on Skyline Drive/Blackstar.

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300km Irvine to Temecula 3-Day Bikepacking Route is a 184 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Irvine California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 20,161 ft with a max elevation of 5,668 ft then descends -20,164 ft.
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More Stats for 300km Irvine to Temecula 3-Day Bikepacking Route mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    27 hr 41 min
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    86 ft
  • Altitude start
    89 ft
  • Altitude end
    85 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    88 miles
  • Distance down
    79 miles
  • Distance flat
    17 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

San Juan
May 5, 2024 @ 2:03pm
May 5, 2024
Closed until may 8 for trail work, then from may 15 to 22 again
Skyline Drive Trail
Mar 26, 2024 @ 3:01am
Mar 26, 2024
Dry, road in good condition
Main Divide (Peak to Upper Holy Jim)
Mar 10, 2024 @ 8:16pm
Mar 10, 2024
Rode Lower Holy Jim to Joplin to Santiago Truck Trail to Luge. Some of the best backcountry riding in SoCal in my opinion, highly recommend the loop. All the trails are running fantastic; Holy Jim had some hike-a-bike to get up to the main divide but it wasn't too bad. The stretch before you hit lower trail going up along the creek above the cabins was probably the most technical it got. The trail really isn't a technical trail except for some big exposure sections, in my opinion, it should be blue. Main Divide looks like it was graded recently and is pretty loose and made for slow going to Santiago Peak. Joplin is absolutely fantastic and should be rated a hard blue with small sections of rock garden qualifying it as black, I ran a 120mm hardtail and had no issues making it through all but the most difficult rock gardens, it is 100% a do not miss trail in the area. Santiago truck trail was super fun and smooth, nothing very hard about it, and offers great views of OC. Luge was as expected - filled with brake bumps, but still a fun time.
Blue Jay (Upper San Juan)
Mar 9, 2024 @ 8:21am
Mar 9, 2024
Overall in good shape. Needs some brushing and loose rocks but a good ride.
Black Star Canyon Road
Feb 16, 2024 @ 6:22pm
Feb 16, 2024
Perfect conditions today. No standing water or mud holes. Great traction.
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  • By weezthewizard & contributors
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