ElevationAscent: 3,998' 1,218 m
Descent: -3,997' -1,218 m
High: 5,673' 1,729 m
Low: 1,767' 539 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 46% (24°)
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“An 8.5-mile one-way run up Santiago Peak.”— John McKinney
At 5.2 miles, Holy Jim Trail ends at North Main Divide Road. Take a left to head south and west on North Main Divide Road for about 2.9 miles. A the junction, turn left to explore the summit of Santiago Peak. There are numerous roads branching off since the summit is covered in cell and radio towers. Spend some time eating lunch, and then explore the roads at the summit of Santiago Peak in order to get the best views of the Palomars, the San Bernardinos, the San Gabriels and the Santa Monica mountain ranges. When you've had your fill (of both views and food), head back the way you came.
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.
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