Oriflamme Canyon Loop

Total Miles
14.7

Elevation

1263.22 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

This trail starts and ends in Banner and loops around Chariot Mountain and goes into the Oriflamme Canyon. The trail is open to all types of 4x4s and dirt bikes, although the entrance through Banner is only open to highway-legal vehicles as that entrance is only accessible by the highway. You will encounter a variety of obstacles such as steep switchbacks with deep ruts, rocky sections with large drop-offs, and unmaintained dirt scattered with mud puddles (depending on the time of year). A total of 3 gates will be on the trail, they will be closed but not locked, please leave the gates as you found them. Some sections of the trail are very tight and about the width of one car. There are also many trails in the area that intersect the main loop trail.

Difficulty

Most of the trail is relatively easy with a technical rating of 1. From around miles 6 to 7.5, the difficulty increases with large rocks and drop-offs up to 12". The trail is very uneven at times and very tight in some areas.

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

The trail can be found right off of the CA-78 and is named the California Riding and Hiking Trail. There is a small store across the road which is a good place to air down and up.