Main Divide - Middle Section to Saddleback - 3S04

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The keyhole to the highest point in Orange County, Main Divide Trail is known for its close proximity to Central Orange County and amazing views. The trail skirts along the side of the mountains, reaching both peaks of the famous Saddleback Mountain that separates Orange County and Riverside County... Read More
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Highlights of Main Divide - Middle Section to Saddleback - 3S04

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Desert Category Icon Desert
Forest Category Icon Forest
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Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Snow Wheeling Category Icon Snow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
5675 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
3S04
Nearest Town
Orange
Nearest Services
Orange
Management Agency
Cleveland National Forest
District
Trabucco Ranger District

Overview

The keyhole to the highest point in Orange County, Main Divide Trail is known for its close proximity to Central Orange County and amazing views. The trail skirts along the side of the mountains, reaching both peaks of the famous Saddleback Mountain that separates Orange County and Riverside County. While heading up to Modjeska Peak, the trail is mostly rocky while the second half going up to Santiago Peak is mostly dirt. Santiago Peak reaches a staggering 5,689 feet above sea level, allowing for cooler weather during the summer and snow in the winter. But the nice weather and the fact that it is only minutes from the metropolitan area of Orange County is not what brings people to this area, it is the great views, the remote location, and the great off-road experience it provides.

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