Many of you guys have been itching for a good hard climb, the San Juan trail is one the best in Southern California. Located in Southern Orange County in national forest land, we'll meet at the lower trailhead. The climb is long, arduous and only for the true XC hardcore climber.
The trail is fast, steep and loose in some sections next to open cliffs with a lot of switchbacks. Approximately 2700' up, and then 2700' down.
NOTE: IN THE PAST RIDERS HAVE ATTENDED WITH BEGINNER AND LOW INTERMEDIATE SKILLS. THEY STRUGGLED, PUT THEMSELVES IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS AND HELD THE GROUP BACK. IF IT IS DETERMINED ANYONE HAS BELOW STRONG INTERMEDIATE SKILLS, THEY WILL BE ASKED TO REMAIN AT THE CAR. We hate doing this, but as leaders, we have to limit this ride to ONLY qualified riders. Please do not put us in this situation.
What to bring:
Helmet No helmet, no ride.
Shin and elbow guards are a good idea.
Prepped Bike. Lube the chain and check your tires
Directions to San Juan:
Drive NORTH on I 5, exit on Ortega Highway (74). Travel east about 12.5 miles. Turn left on the dirt road just before the Ranger station. The Trailhead will be on your right in about one mile. Parking is near the grove of trees, look for the RockMTB banner.
Directions for Carpool:
Sorrento Valley Racquetball
10999 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92121
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