6 miles
Distance
1,170 ft
Climb
-1,977 ft
Descent
00:55:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Main Divide (Four Corners to Motorway) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #38177 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Cleveland National Forest (Trabuco District)

There's a reason the locals refer to Main Divide as the "Pain Divide." The relentless ups and downs on the rutted loose fireroad make for a tough day on the bike. This section going from West to East is one of the toughest in the Santa Ana's.

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More Stats for Main Divide (Four Corners to Motorway) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -807 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,486 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,556 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,499 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,693 ft
  • Grade
    -2.541%
  • Grade max
    -41.461%
  • Grade min
    45.789%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    887 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:11
  • Avg reverse time
    01:14:31
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2016
Avg: 3 (2 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • > 6 months
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • 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
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      Main Divide... Trail Reports

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      Oct 15, 2016 @ 8:24pm
      Oct 15, 2016
      VERY DRY. Sections contain deep sand/silt beds from non-use due to previous fire damage. Aside from a few deep sandy section the trail is in good...
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      • 14 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Dholideepak (Jun 20, 2018 at 9:03)
       I would not recommend this trail to anyone. As you can see from my pictures we had to be air lifted out. This trail is a lot of up hill and exhausting. It is not fun, and the maps are misleading. Fatalities have occurred out here due to dehydration and exhaustion. We are lucky to be alive. There was not a single soul biking that day and I doubt anyone does this trail either. This is meant for trucks and dirt bikes. Take my word and please be safe by not coming here.
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