3 miles
Distance
374 ft
Climb
-2,111 ft
Descent
00:40:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Joplin Trail

Joplin Details

  • Riding Area
    Cleveland National Forest
    Trabuco Canyon, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    Year Round
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #18120 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Cleveland National Forest (Trabuco District)

Very rocky and technical single track. Pretty much a difficult hiking trail that people ride down. Unless you are a trials pro you will have to walk a few spots. Poison Oak too.

Access Info

Trail drops off to the right of The Main Divide if you are heading up to Santiago Peak from Four Corners.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Joplin bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,737 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,967 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,930 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,930 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,193 ft
  • Grade
    -12.551%
  • Grade max
    -46.234%
  • Grade min
    44.503%
  • Distance climb
    3,058 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    633 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:55
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
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      Joplin Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 11:35am
      Sep 1, 2018
      reporter Closed due to Holy Fire. No ETA for reopening listed by USFS. Not signed as closed if climbing via Old Camp. North Main Divide at Joplin Entry...
      Jan 14, 2018 @ 1:57am
      Jan 14, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Overgrown and lots of big ruts from the recent rain
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 8:25am
      Jan 4, 2018
      Seriously overgrown and dry. Some fallen trees. Many loose large rocks. Creek was flowing a bit. Cover skin and pad up!
      Dec 4, 2017 @ 8:05am
      Dec 4, 2017
      Some, but not excessive, Overgrowth and a few fallen trees. Very dry and loose, more so than usual loose Joplin. You’ll have to have the...
      Aug 14, 2016 @ 12:12pm
      Aug 14, 2016
      The brush is starting to creep in from the sides. You'll be smacked in the face and get your bars grabbed a lot of the way down. Still all...
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      • 26 miles avg distance
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      Trail Products

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag ZachMadison (Aug 23, 2017 at 11:58)
       Can you climb Joplin?

      Thinking about Whiting - Luge - Old Camp - Joplin - Main Divide and back down.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag killerisation (Oct 26, 2017 at 20:08)
       LHJ - MD - Joplin would make more sense. Park at The Path.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Ridensurf19 (Nov 19, 2017 at 18:09)
       No you can’t climb Joplin! And getting the to the top via Harding TT is a long climb
      [Reply]

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