9 miles
Distance
3,555 ft
Climb
-475 ft
Descent
01:52:12
Avg time
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Harding Truck Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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).

More Stats for Harding Truck Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,079 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,417 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,497 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,417 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,496 ft
  • Grade
    6.675%
  • Grade max
    -52.268%
  • Grade min
    97.134%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,289 ft
  • Avg time
    01:52:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:43:01
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Status:
on Mar 17, 2019
Dry
Avg: 1.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Harding Truck Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 7:02am
      Mar 17, 2019
      Great conditions. Little or no ruts. Little loose at mile 8.5,
      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
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 11:34am
      Sep 1, 2018
      reporter Closed due to Holy Fire. No ETA for reopening listed by USFS
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 12:56pm
      Jan 13, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 51 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      All
      • 249 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag killerisation (Jul 10, 2017 at 19:31)
       This is the sort of climb that makes you want to give up mountain biking.
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