35 miles
Distance
7,463 ft
Climb
-7,466 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is one of the best loops in the Santa Ana's. Great climb up to the top of Santiago Peak followed by descents of Upper and Lower Holy Jim Canyon trails.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag konarider112 (Mar 17, 2016 at 20:16)
 This loop is redic. I fried in the blazing sun for 5.5 hours on the climb. The sun was actually so strong that my helmet lost its color. Descent was pretty cool but there was a shit load of brush scratching the bejesus out of my arms and face and legs. If you want to suffer on the climb for kind of an okay descent and mostly dirt road riding, then this is for you.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    6
More Stats for Harding/Holy Jim Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    913 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,023 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,020 ft
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -70.256%
  • Grade min
    60.286%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail transparency
      Lower Holy Jim Trail
      Lower Holy Jim Trail
      4:21 | 808 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 29, 2014
      Fun day on the trail

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Live Oak Trail (Whiting/O'Neill Connector)
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 8:00am
      Jan 5, 2019
      reporter
      Harding Truck Trail
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 9:50am
      Sep 22, 2018
      Re-Opened after prior closure holy fire closure. Confirmed by calling Cleveland National Forest (Trabuco ranger district) on 9/17/2018
      Main Divide (Four Corners to Santiago Peak)
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 11:32am
      Sep 1, 2018
      Closed due to Holy Fire. No ETA for reopening listed by USFS reporter
      Upper Holy Jim
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 10:35pm
      Aug 18, 2018
      Closed due to Holy Fire
      Lower Holy Jim
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 10:31pm
      Aug 18, 2018
      Closed due to Holy Fire
      more reports »
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