2 miles
119 ft
-675 ft
Avg time
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Upper Chiquita Details

  • Riding Area
    Cleveland National Forest
    Trabuco Canyon, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    all year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

nice mostly wooded single track with some moderate technical rock gardens. This trail can get very overgrown, with lots of poison oak just off the trail, so plan accordingly. also some optional rock jumps here and there.

Access Info

From blue jay camp ground: The Chiquita split off of upper san juan. The turn around point is the waterfall. You can continue on the more technical lower chiquita down to the ortega, or just climb back up what you just came down.

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More Stats for Upper Chiquita bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -555 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,417 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,987 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,972 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,417 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,131 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    834 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 1, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-chiquita trailhead (33.642260, -117.462650)
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Upper Chiquita Trail Reports

Jan 1, 2018 @ 2:41pm
Jan 1, 2018
Very overgrown, recommend long sleeves and eye protection. Still fun but could've been awesome. If I lived here I would happily maintain this trail.
Jul 10, 2017 @ 7:30am
Jul 10, 2017
Extremely overgrown right now with a few downed trees. Passable, but will have to get off the bike in a few areas due to the overgrowth
May 27, 2015 @ 8:47pm
May 27, 2015
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