3 miles
100 ft
-1,316 ft
2,653 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of El Cariso Trail

El Cariso Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Lake Elsinore
    Lake Elsinore, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, CX
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Cleveland National Forest

El Cariso Truck Trail is a dirt link between upper highway 74 and Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore. The dirt road accesses a church retreat as well as a couple of private residences. The road has been in severely bad condition for a decade, getting incredibly worse over the last 5 years. It is massively rutted, with rock gardens, wash outs, and lots of sand. That means that it's not used by trucks as much, but has become a more technical and fun downhill.

It is a very tough climb in the opposite direction with a lot of steep sections.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for El Cariso Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,216 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,420 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,636 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,420 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,564 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    372 ft
  • view trail stats
Avg: 2.35 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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May 11, 2018 @ 7:23am
May 11, 2018
El Cariso Trail, Laguna Hills

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