Santa Ysabel Truck Trail

Total Miles
5.0

Elevation

529.81 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Spring, Summer

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Trail Overview

Santa Ysabel Truck Trail is a narrow, shelf-road trail running through a section of the Cleveland National Forest in Ramona. The trail follows along Santa Ysabel Creek and offers beautiful views over the mountains, and leads to several hiking and recreation areas. The terrain along the route is rutted and rocky but not overly technical, minus a few short sections. This route is well maintained and well-traveled, so expect to see other vehicles on weekends and holidays. There are several gates throughout the route that are locked at ranger discretion during times of high fire risk or harsh weather.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

This trail can be accessed from either Pamo Road or Black Canyon Road, but is often only one vehicle wide and has no designated starting point. Be on the lookout for cars headed in the opposite direction.