2 miles
Distance
322 ft
Climb
-1,781 ft
Descent
00:16:23
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Trabuco Trail

Trabuco Details

  • Riding Area
    Cleveland National Forest
    Trabuco Canyon, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Global Ranking
    #21778 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    United States Forest Service

Singletrack trail that has a lot of loose rock in the middle part. the upper part is still fairly loose, but is also in the trees. Can be used as a climb or a downhill.

Access Info

From Holy jim parking lot: follow the road that continues up to the right. go over the bar across the single track at the next parking area. follow that single track until you see a sign for west horse their and trabuco. take the trabuco split. It will take you up to the main divide. From main divide: trabuco starts just to the right of the bar across the los pinos trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Trabuco bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,460 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,724 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,203 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,199 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,740 ft
  • Grade
    -11.378%
  • Grade max
    -68.983%
  • Grade min
    43.959%
  • Distance climb
    2,618 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    274 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:23
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:13
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
      Directions to trabuco trailhead (33.671448, -117.460198)
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      Trabuco Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 10:31pm
      Aug 18, 2018
      Closed due to Holy Fire
      Apr 12, 2018 @ 10:42pm
      Apr 12, 2018
      Few big trees across the trail that have sunk into the dirt. They are all rideable.
      May 27, 2015 @ 8:49pm
      May 27, 2015
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Oct 20, 2009 @ 9:01pm
      Oct 20, 2009
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag socalstokie (Apr 12, 2018 at 22:41)
       Super fun descent
      [Reply]

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