Sierra Peak - Via Tin Mine Canyon (Skyline)

3.7/5 (4 reviews)
Corona, California (Riverside County)
Last Updated: 01/05/2023
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An enjoyable hike, this overland trail is closed to vehicles (requires a key to open the gates). The offroad trail zig-zags up Tin Can Canyon, eventually emerging on Main Divide at the very south end.

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3.7/5 (4 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
Status: Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/05/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trails gate is closed at the bottom, and the only way to get through the gate is to be a key holder. But there is no gate at the top and you can drive down the trail. Doesn't do you much good as you can't get through the gate at the bottom. The way they limit traffic on this trail isn't what is right.
Status: Permanently Closed
Rated 1/5
Visited: 06/05/2022

Status: Permanently Closed
Visited: 01/29/2022

Trail has a large sign stating that only keyholders have access and the gate is locked. Looks to be closed for a long time.
Trail Review: Sierra Peak - Via Tin Mine Canyon (Skyline) - George Deyarmond
Status: Permanently Closed
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/04/2009

What a wonderful trail this was when it was open to vehicular traffic. I used to take my Ranger up to the top when it was open. It is a very flat, easy communications road but there were some fun whoop sections and mud pits at the top that we'd occasionally drive with an old Corvair-powered buggy as well. Not technical at all, though this was also a great place to watch more than a handful of Independence Day celebrations. Still great for hiking and mountain biking, though I do miss having such a nice, smooth trail option in our backyards here in So Cal.

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