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7S04 - Juan Diego Flats OHV

5/5 (4 reviews)
Anza, California (Riverside County)
Last Updated: 07/28/2018

Trail Information


7S04 - Juan Diego Flats OHV is one of a trio of connecting trails just outside the Cahuilla Mountain Wilderness Area, in the San Bernardino National Forest. The trail follows Wilson Creek to it's end, and the Cahuilla Mountain Wilderness is just south of this beautiful trail. The area is known for its gemstone mining, and it's link to the Ramona Pageant in Hemet. Juan Diego was murdered here in 1883, and there is a Historical Marker on this trail at Waypoint 3. His death is the basis for the longest running outdoor play in the United States.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

5/5 (4)
Visited: 11/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

This trail has been cleared and graded, definitely not a difficult trail.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/29/2019

I had a great time on this cool trail with my stock JK. Definitely some nice articulation and parts to question your sanity. Good times!
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 07/28/2018

All trails in the San Jacinto Ranger District are under a fire closure until 08/31/18
Official Crew
Visited: 09/12/2017

I selected this route due to its easy rating (1-3)and proximity to Hemet. I am a new Jeep Wrangler owner and thought at least I could calibrate the Trailsoffroad ratings with a try of my own. Well for me I found Juan DIego Flat a bit difficult and at one point with a large rock in the middle of the road I turned around. Up to that point it was challenging and a bit scary. So I have to dial back the Trailsoffroad ratings a bit for me and stick to the 1-2 level for now. I turned around probably within a 1/2 mile after the split between 7s04 and 6s22. On the way up I saw a good 6 ft long Diamond back rattler sunning in the middle of the road and on the way back I was able to rescue a vehicle that got stuck in the deep soft sand near the Tripp Flats entrance. WHile I was humbled by this road, the stock Jeep Wrangler did great. Ive attached some pictures. The center photo is where I turned around and is located at N33° 35.816' W116° 47.034'. Thanks Robin, the 1st mile of Juan Diego Flats is Black Diamond! Bypass is further up Red Mountain on the left. It can be scary!

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