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Loch Leven Loop

Intermediate
 3.9 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Easy climb and fun section of singletrack at the top.


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21.2

Miles

34.1

KM

45%

Singletrack

5,964' 1,818 m

High

3,847' 1,173 m

Low

3,012' 918 m

Up

3,012' 918 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This is one of the very best rides around, with some fun singletrack over a long and varied day. This route combines high-altitude alpine scenery with great cross-country terrain. The first part is the Mountain Home Trail (Loch Leven). Once at the top, you'll ride behind the Angelus Oaks Post Office on a fireroad for a bit. From there, you catch the Santa Ana River Trail: 2E03 Post Office section to Middle Control Road, which will bring you back up to 38 and Angelus Oaks.

Need to Know

There's a creek crossing on the Loch Leven climb, followed by a steep hike-a-bike section. The SART section has a few hike-a-bike parts on the lowest part of the trail. The Oaks Restaurant is located at the the top of the climb in Angelus Oaks. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Description

Parking is off the north side of Hwy 38 just before the Loch Leven Conference Center on Mountain Home Village Road. Mountain Home Trail trail starts out on asphalt which was once the original State Hwy 38. It's mostly an easy climb up to Angelus Oaks with one creek crossing and a short hike-a-bike section.

Once you reach the top, go out next to the post office on a fireroad for a mile. You'll reach an open clearing off the fireroad where you'll catch the Santa Ana River Trail: 2E03 Post Office. The SART is kind of overgrown at the top and there may be some fallen trees and a few hike-a-bike spots on the lowest section. SART then dumps you out onto Middle Control Road, which you'll take south, up to the Hwy 38. Once at the highway, you'll turn right and ride back into Angelus Oaks on the highway. From there, you just ride down to Loch Leven the way you came up.

History & Background

Loch Leven has some history about it, to learn more visit lochleven.org

Contacts

Shared By:

Jonah Dinger

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 14 votes

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  3.9 from 14 votes
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Photos

Drafting
Dec 4, 2017 near Yucaipa, CA
A waterfall on the Santa Ana River Trail ride. Next to fire road near Angelus Oaks.
Jan 15, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Tough spot on the SART
Dec 5, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Snow on the SART - This is where we turned around
Dec 5, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Hey
Dec 4, 2017 near Yucaipa, CA
Loch Leven
Oct 9, 2019 near Yucaipa, CA

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Mar 28, 2021
Melanie Cranke
Steady fire-road style climb up. Some snowy patches at top on singletrack SART. Awesome flowy ride at top with fire road climb out. Lollipop ride. 22mi — 5h 00m
Dec 19, 2020
Eddie Arteaga
Oct 12, 2019
Carlos Perez
Consistent climbing for the first 5-6 miles. 21.6mi — 3h 19m
May 18, 2019
Kyle Knight
21.2mi — 7h 15m
Aug 18, 2018
George Belcher
15.3mi
Mar 31, 2018
Suki Dawg
not much traffic. very pretty 9mi
Jul 30, 2017
Henry Noh
Trail in good condition, also did the post office SART loop 21.7mi
Jun 4, 2017
e swann