Honda XR650L up to Santiago Peak 6-4-2011 Part 1 of 7 HQ - YouTube XR650L up to Santiago Peak June 4th 2011 Part 2 of 7 - YouTube Yep, I've seen those but it isn't clear if … On a clear day, you will have views clear out to the ocean (sometimes even Catalina Island) and all the way out to the San Jacinto mountains at the same time. Do you know any spectacular road?Click here to send us all the info, and we'll publish it! This is a strenuous drive that requires advanced driving ability on dirt/rock roads that are mostly only wide enough for one car. Santiago Peak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.734m (5,689ft) above the sea level, located in Orange County, California. You’ll get to a a certain point where the road gets really rocky, also be careful it’s a one way road. Turn off your ad blocker to see a map of this trail, Santiago Peak via Holy Jim Trail and Main Divide Road [CLOSED], Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary to Laurel Spring [CLOSED], West Horsethief and Trabuco Canyon Trail [CLOSED], Trabuco, Bell, Yeager Loop Trail [CLOSED], Trabuco Creek Falls Canyon Trail [CLOSED], Los Pinos Peak via West Horesthief and Trabuco Trail [CLOSED], Santiago Peak and Trabuco Peak Loop [CLOSED], Santiago Peak via Cadillac and Joplin Trails [PRIVATE PROPERTY], Santiago Peak via Maple Springs Visitor Center. There are a few different routes up to Santiago Peak including Main Divide Road from Ortega Highway or Skyline Road from Corona but this guide will be focusing on Maple Springs Road to Main Divide Road from Silverado Canyon as it is the most preferred route. Just park and walk over. Most SUVs or trucks could drive the trail with no problem.
Trail is decent, just filled with small rocks so sit down. The drive up off-road in my Forrester in the dark was quite a nailbiter I don’t think I would do it again but I enjoyed the hike other than it was super buggy and of course with the fires not a lot of view from the top but still people were cool on the trail and it was a good day. Santiago Peak is the highest peak on the road. The sole reason why I didn’t rate higher is because yes you need a “HIGH MAINTENANCE” vehicle. Santiago Peak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.734m (5,689ft) above the sea level, located in Orange County, California. We want your experiences too! 2wd tip: Unless you have good luggy tires I wouldn’t recommend going all the way to the peak cause it’s super rocky and lost of pot holes where you need traction to climb back up. Nice people Approximately the first mile of Maple Springs Road is paved, then as the road turns to dirt and rock, the scenery gets better and better as you pass huge pine trees and after you get to a junction known as Four Corners, you begin to have stunning views. I’ll for sure be back, light traffic on a Tuesday afternoon. Left caked in dust, ended up taking the trail all the way to the highest peak radio towers. Great weather for 4th of July! 16 reviews of Santiago Peak "I wanna free fall out into nothin' Gonna leave this world for awhile And I'm free, I'm free fallin' -- Tom Petty, "Free Falling" I live in two worlds right now, Silicon Valley and Orange County. Santiago Peak is the highest peak on the road. Lots of traffic with hikers, dirt bikes, mountain bikes and anything truck/suv like having more than minimal clearance. Good. At the summit there’s a large number of antennas. A lot of dirt when no rain. Very easy trail with 2x2 with street tires, Sweet trail! Santiago Peak is named after Santiago Creek, which starts on the upper slopes of the mountains and then flows into the Santa Ana River, eventually joining the ocean at Huntingdon Beach. Enough room for a smaller vehicle like a Tacoma or 4runner to get passed but not full size.
The road over the pass is called Main Divide Truck Trail. Views are great from up top Trail was good 2wd capable. I made it up to the peak in a 2wd Silverado. Orange County just cannot compare. Considering it's less than 20 miles in a straight line… Many Orange County riders seem to be unaware that one of the best dual sport rides in southern California is right in our own backyard. Wanted to go down middle divide road from Santiago Peak but the gate was locked. Once at either of the peaks, you will have views of Orange County, Lake Mathews, South Riverside County, Mount Baldy, and Inland Emplire. Once here, you will need to make a right onto Main Divide Road which will take you right to Santiago Peak and you will also pass by Modjeska Peak which makes up to Saddleback formation between the two peaks. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/santiago-peak
Don’t forget your camera! hot weather and no shade and a lot of dirt in yo face, Good trail for dual sport riding. As of the 10th there’s a flipped over Jeep 20 minutes up the trail.
Almost any vehicle can make it, just not enjoyably. For this extremely scenic drive, you will need a high clearance vehicle with 4x4 suggested. For this extremely scenic drive, you will need a high clearance vehicle with 4x4 suggested.
Expect to get scratches from bushes There’s lots of bikers and some hikers so watch your speed. There are a few different routes up to Santiago Peak including Main Divide Road from Ortega Highway or Skyline Road from Corona but this guide will be focusing on Maple Springs Road to Main Divide Road from Silverado Canyon as it is the most preferred route. The Holy Jim Fire has closed this hike for the near future.