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Mountain Biking: Santa Ana Mountains

Sierra Peak via Black Star Canyon: 25 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing
Santiago Peak via Harding Truck Trail: 28 miles with 5,100 feet of climbing
Santiago Peak via Silverado Canyon: 36 miles with 5,000 feet of climbing
Hagador, Pleasants, Bedford, and Bald Peak: 37 miles with 6,300 feet of climbing
The Santa Ana Mountains are a short peninsular mountain range along the coast of Southern California. From north to south peaks which can be accessed by trail include: Sierra Peak (3,045 feet), Hagador Peak (3,880 ft), Pleasants Peak (4,007 ft), Bedford Peak (3,800 ft), Bald Peak (3,947 ft), Modjeska Peak (5,496 ft), Santiago Peak (5,689 ft), Trabuco Peak (4,613 ft), Horsethief Peak (4,313 ft), Los Pinos Peak (4,455 ft), Old Sugarloaf Peak (3,327 ft), Sugarloaf Peak (3,228 ft), San Mateo Peak (3,593 ft), Elsinore Peak (3,575 ft), and Sitton Peak (3,225 ft). Modjeska Peak and Santiago Peak, the two highest summits in the range, form Saddleback Ridge.

Sierra Peak via Black Star Canyon

Santa Ana Mountains • Route Profile
Route Profile • Sierra Peak via Black Star Canyon
Black Star Canyon Road is a fire road that starts in Black Star Canyon (off Silverado Canyon off Santiago Canyon) and leads up to the Main Divide. From the Main Divide the route follows Leonard Road to Sierra Peak.

Santiago Peak via Harding Truck Trail

Santa Ana Mountains • Route Profile
Route Profile • Santiago Peak via Harding Truck Trail
Harding Truck Trail is a fire road that starts in Modjeska Canyon (off Santiago Canyon) and leads up to Four Corners. From Four Corners the route follows Main Divide Road to Santiago Peak.

Santiago Peak via Silverado Canyon

Santa Ana Mountains • Route Profile
Route Profile • Santiago Peak via Silverado Canyon
Silverado Canyon Road is a paved road that starts in Silverado Canyon (off Santiago Canyon) and leads up to Maple Springs Truck Trail, which leads up to Four Corners. From Four Corners the route follows Main Divide Road to Santiago Peak.

Hagador, Pleasants, Bedford, and Bald Peak

Santa Ana Mountains • Route Profile
Route Profile • Hagador, Pleasants, Bedford, and Bald Peak
Black Star Canyon Road is a fire road that starts in Black Star Canyon (off Silverado Canyon off Santiago Canyon) and leads up to the Main Divide. Main Divide Road leads south to Four Corners, passing the Doppler Radar, Hagador Peak (antennas), Pleasants Peak (antennas), Silverado Trail, Bedford Peak, and Bald Peak. Maple Springs Truck Trail and Silverado Canyon Road lead down Silverado Canyon and back to Black Star Canyon.

Santa Ana Mountains • Interactive Map

Santa Ana Mountains • Pictures

Santa Ana Mountains • Santiago Peak
Santiago Peak
Santa Ana Mountains • Northern Santa Ana Mountains
Northern Santa Ana Mountains
Santa Ana Mountains • Southern Santa Ana Mountains
Southern Santa Ana Mountains
Santa Ana Mountains • Doppler Radar
Doppler Radar
Santa Ana Mountains • View of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains
View of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains
More pictures

Santa Ana Mountains • Personal Notes

We built a new home in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, and with this amazing wilderness in our backyard, I decided to finally get into mountain biking. I am looking forward to hundreds of miles of trail to explore.
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