Maple Springs Road

4.5/5 (88 reviews)
Maple Springs Road is the backdoor to Saddleback Mountain from Orange County. One of Orange County's few trails, this is a popular overland route for people wanting to get out of the house and stay local. Others say they enjoy this road because it leads to the best view of Orange County. If you ... Read More
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Highlights of Maple Springs Road

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Desert Category Icon Desert
Forest Category Icon Forest
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Overland Category Icon Overland
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
4523 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
5S04
Nearest Town
Orange
Nearest Services
Orange
Management Agency
Cleveland National Forest
District
Trabucco District

Overview

Maple Springs Road is the backdoor to Saddleback Mountain from Orange County. One of Orange County's few trails, this is a popular overland route for people wanting to get out of the house and stay local. Others say they enjoy this road because it leads to the best view of Orange County. If you are fortunate to have a few hours around sunset, the view from the top of Saddleback Mountain has been known for photographs of the sun setting over Catalina Island out in the Pacific Ocean with Orange County in the foreground.

The lower section of the trail has a unique scenery for Orange County. The area is covered in oaks and pines. A nearby creek runs most of the year. It's a great place for a picnic and if you are lucky you can find yourself a swimming hole.


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83 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
88 Community Reviews
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