Indian Truck Trail For Mountain Biking

The 104th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Near Riverside in the Trabuco Ranger District, the Indian Truck Trail is a 7 mile route on an old fire road heading up the eastern slopes of the Santa Ana Mountains. It is approximately 7 miles long and gains about 3000 ft of altitude. The trail ends at the intersection of the Main Divide Truck Trail which runs along the ridge of the entire Santa Ana Mountains. Many different loops and out and back mountain bike rides can be ridden using the trails in this area.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Los Angeles and Orange County take Hwy I-15 south. After passing Hwy 91 and Corona, look for the Indian Truck Trail Exit. Take a right off of the exit ramp and park in the dirt parking lot which will be on your right.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from San Diego, take I-15 north trough Temecula and past the Ortega Hwy. Take the Indian Truck Trail Exit and turn left off the exit ramp. After going under the freeway, look for the dirt parking lot on your right and park here.

Overall, Indian Truck Trail is the 104th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Indian Truck Trail including San Juan Trail, Santiago Peak - Maple Springs and Trabuco Canyon / West Horse Thief Trails.


Local Contact(s):  Cleveland National Forest (909) 736-1811; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Laguna Cyclery rentals and sales.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike Orange County" from David Womack

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Laguna Mountain Cabin (619) 445-2342; Crystal Cove State Park

Luxury Loding:  Laguna Riviera Beach Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Cafe Zink, Laguna; La Sirena Grill, Laguna

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  33.721052, -117.48841

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  19499


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