Oriflamme Canyon For Mountain Biking

The 48th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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East of San Diego and Julian in the El Centro Resource Area, the Oriflame Canyon Loop (aka Oriflame Mountain Ride) is an awesome 16 mile loop with 2,900 feet of vertical. There are nice vistas of the Cuyamaca and Laguna Mountains, and also the Anza Borrego Desert.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Julian, head east on SR78 for 6.6 miles. Turn right on unsigned Chariot Canyon Fireroad. The trail starts from unsigned parking area on road side prior to the Banner Recreation Ranch Store.

Also, check out the nearby26 mile Four Canyon Ride.

Overall, Oriflamme Canyon is the 48th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Oriflamme Canyon including Big Laguna / Indian Creek Trails, Noble Canyon Loop, Anderson Truck Trail, Mission Trails Regional Park, Sycamore Canyon Open Space and Cuyamaca State ParkLake Morena / Corral Canyon.

Oriflamme Canyon Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  BLM (760) 337-4400; CA Visitors (800) GOCALIF.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike! Southern California" from Dave Story

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Alpine Inn, Alpine (619) 445-5172

Reference Source:  click here https://www.blm.gov/california

GPS:  33.06747, -116.54749

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  5921

Oriflamme Canyon Mountain Biking Map


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