3S04 - Main Divide Middle Northern Section

Corona, California (Riverside County)

Last Updated: 09/24/2019
4.8 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.43 miles
Highest Elevation: 4403 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Corona
Nearest Town w/ Services: Orange
Official Road Name: 3S04
Management Agency: Cleveland National Forest
District: Traccuco District


Highlight: 3S04 - Main Divide Middle Northern Section
One of the best long cuts that connects the Inland Empire and Orange County, this stretch of 3S04 Main Divide runs along the ridge of the mountain range for 3 miles with 360 degree views and is perfect for all off-road enthusiasts. While traveling along this route, it is common to see lots of wildlife, amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and even more spectacular views of the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountain Range in the distance.


Route Information

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1. Bedford Road Connector (0 mi)
Bedford Road is the northernmost point you can exit Main Divide Road. If you continue on Main Divide north, this will take you past Beeks Place and eventually to Sierra Peak. For more information on Bedford Canyon / Corona, Click Here

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Silverado Canyon, CA

Corona - Take Bedford Canyon / Corona to the western end. Trail continues to the south. Orange County - Take Maple Springs / Silverado Canyon east until you arrive at the main 3-way intersection. Or you can come from the top of Saddleback Mountain taking Main Divide west where it meets with Maple Springs / Silverado Canyon.



Land Use Issues

Please check with Cleveland National Forest for trail conditions. This trail closes for many reasons throughout the year. Click Here For Current Trail Closures Trabuco Ranger District - (951) 736-1811

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Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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