8.8 miles
Distance
3,247 ft
Climb
-188 ft
Descent
01:56:15
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    Land Manager

Harding Truck Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cleveland National Forest
    Mission Viejo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Cleveland National Forest (Trabuco District)

Fire Road that has the occasional gravely section depending on the time of year. One of the longest fire road climbs in the Santa Ana's. Similar to Maple Springs in difficulty.

Access Info

Starts at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. Ends at "4 corners" (on the main divide road).

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Harding Truck Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    3,059 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,419 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,479 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,419 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,478 ft
  • Grade
    6.6%
  • Grade max
    -19.2%
  • Grade min
    51.3%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    4,072 ft
  • Distance flat
    732 ft
  • Avg time
    01:56:15
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:23
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Status:
on Jun 11, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 2.4 (10 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Harding Truck Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 11, 2024 @ 9:27am
      Jun 11, 2024
      Getting hot already
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 3:27am
      Apr 17, 2024
      Good as it gets!!!!! Great ride. Up hill but very senic
      Nov 13, 2023 @ 12:50am
      Nov 13, 2023
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 8:38am
      Oct 22, 2023
      Jun 2, 2023 @ 10:16am
      Jun 2, 2023
      Recent light rain made the trail perfect!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 152 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,414 rides
      • Last: Jun 14, 2024

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      Jan 1, 2021 @ 4:23pm
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      Jan 1, 2021 @ 4:23pm
      Jan 1, 2021

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      youtuber MTB Riding Harding Truck Trail | DH | Get Down...
      7:07 | 94 | Dec 8, 2023 , Mission Viejo
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      14:57 | 85 | Dec 4, 2023 , Mission Viejo
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      22:43 | 59 | Dec 6, 2023 , Mission Viejo
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