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Holy Jim Trail #6W03

Intermediate

Trail

5.2 mile 8.3 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,312' 705 m
Descent: -104' -32 m
High: 3,973' 1,211 m
Low: 1,766' 538 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A easy to moderate climb up to North Main Divide Road.

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Features River/Creek · Views

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Description

The Holy Jim Trail leads from Trabuco Creek Road to North Main Divide Road, rising a little more than 2,300 feet over 5.2 miles.

To reach the trailhead on Trabuco Creek Road, off road or 4 wheel drive vehicles are recommended.

The trail heads north from Trabuco Creek Road on the canyon road for about 0.5 miles before turning into a trail. The trail follows the creek, crossing it several times. At about 1.4 miles there is a junction, take a left to continue up the west side of the canyon via switchbacks. Around 3.5 miles the trail begins to wind through more trees and there is less low level brush. At 5.2 miles the trail reaches North Main Divide Road.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Oak, sycamore, douglas fir trees; vines, brush and shrubs.

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#6897

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#687

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#6,897

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When you can take your eyes off the trail, Lower HJ has fantastic views that will have you forgetting you're not far from civilization.
Aug 7, 2017 near Trabuco…, CA
Yellow flowers
Aug 7, 2017 near Trabuco…, CA
A nice view
Aug 7, 2017 near Trabuco…, CA
Linda crossing the creek
Aug 7, 2017 near Trabuco…, CA
Linda in the overgrowth
Aug 7, 2017 near Trabuco…, CA
Linda take a break by the stream
Aug 7, 2017 near Trabuco…, CA

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