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Chiquito Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

6.4 mile 10.4 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 246' 75 m
Descent: -1,569' -478 m
High: 3,025' 922 m
Low: 1,682' 513 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Connecting from New San Juan Trail, this is all singletrack with some climbing. Very technical at times and challenging.

Tracy Mikulec

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

A Forest Adventure Pass is required to park at Blue Jay/SJT Trailhead. It's $5/day or $30/year at Cleveland Nat'l Forest offices, or daily passes can be bought at the Ortega Oaks Candy Store.

Description

Chiquito Trail is typically a shuttle because you're dropped onto Ortega Highway. You can shuttle down from Blue Jay Campground, or climb Old San Juan Trail to New San Juan Trail. Climbing SJT and completing the Chiquito Trail is doable, but very challenging.

This trail is full of places that you'll want to be smart about where you place your feet, but it's nothing you can't handle.

There's a long climb at the end, so keep some gas in the tank to keep from bonking at the end. This is especially the case if you rode up SJT.

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