Hiking The Santiago Peak / Maple Springs

The 12th most popular hiking trail in California.

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Northeast of Newport and Laguna Hills, a scenic 14 mile route up Santiago Peak combines Maple Springs Road with Main Divide Road.

To reach the trailhead from Newport, head northeast on SR 55 and exit east onto Chapman Road (aka Santiago Canyon). Proceed on from a dozen miles and turn left on Silverado Canyon Road (aka Maple Springs Road) and park at the gated end.

Continue hiking up the road to the intersection with Main Divide Road, and turn right towards Santiago Peak.

Note, there is an unmaintained trail called Santiago Peak Trail that also runs up to the summit.

Overall, Santiago Peak / Maple Springs is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Santiago Peak / Maple Springs including San Juan Trail, Trabuco Canyon - West Horse Thief Trails and North Hills Trail.

Santiago Peak / Maple Springs Hiking Map



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

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/cleveland/

GPS:  33.7499, -117.5692

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  8/16/2016

ID:  10967

Santiago Peak / Maple Springs Hiking Map


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