Trabuco Canyon - AKA Holy Jim Canyon

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Please note, a majority of the area has been closed due to the Holy Fire... Holy Jim Canyon (AKA Trabuco Canyon Road) is among the most popular off-road trails in all of Southern California. With thousands of visitors a day, this is a great place to get out, have some fun, do a little socializing...Read More
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Highlights of Trabuco Canyon - AKA Holy Jim Canyon

Desert Category IconDesert
Mud Category IconMud
Rock Category IconRock
Sand Category IconSand
Highest Elevation
1945 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
Trabuco Canyon
Nearest Town
Trabuco Canyon
Nearest Services
Trabuco Canyon
Management Agency
Cleveland National Forest
District
Trabuco Ranger District

Overview

Please note, a majority of the area has been closed due to the Holy Fire... Holy Jim Canyon (AKA Trabuco Canyon Road) is among the most popular off-road trails in all of Southern California. With thousands of visitors a day, this is a great place to get out, have some fun, do a little socializing, and partake in people watching all at the same time. Less than 20 minutes from anywhere in Orange County California, there is no doubt why so many 4x4 enthusiasts can say they have driven this path into Orange County's unknown forest. While Holy Jim is a very mellow off-road trail, there are plenty of challenging options in the area from rock crawling, hill climbs, off-camber areas, a creek to play in, and lots of hiking that lead to some of the tallest waterfalls in the Southern California. If you are in the area, and are looking for a place that is suitable for every type and skill level of off-roader, then check out Holy Jim Canyon aka Trabuco Canyon.

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1 Trail Concerns
38 Community Reviews
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