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Old 10-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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Where is holy jim offroad area?

Can someone please give me some very precise directions as to where holy Jim offroad area is? Please?
I know the general area by Blackstar canyon but I dot know where the trail head is or how to get there.
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Found a link with the GPS coordinates. I have posted the page with the GPS in bold print. If you go, have fun and be safe.

The Holy Jim Trail in the Cleveland National Forest is a mountain bike trail.


Holy Jim is a trail located off of the Santiago Canyon Road, right before the bridge. Great for offroading, contains medium sized trail into the woods. Great after rain when large puddles are formed.


Holy Jim Historic Trail is great for Off-Hwy driving. It is not limited to mountain biking. Holy Jim Trail is located in Santiago Canyon and is generally crowded with OHV's after it rains and on weekends.


The canyon was named for James T. Smith, who was known as"old cussin' Jim" because of his colorful language. A beekeeper who settled in the north fork of Trabuco Canyon, he enlarged a house built in the 1870s and planted figs.

When government surveyors plotted the canyon they chose "Holy Jim," rather than "Cussin' Jim", to place on their maps. They thought this was more appropriate.

The trail to the falls is not difficult. It crosses through Holy Jim Creek many times, rising gently until you reach the fork. At the fork, take the trail to the right for about 1/4-mile. Allow at least 1- 1/2 hours for a relaxed round trip. For the 5 -mile trek to Main Divide, take the left trail at the fork.

The part you can drive on is really called Trabuco Creek Road. Holy Jim trail is a hiking trail with it's trailhead at 33°40'44.42"N 117°30'50.60"W which in several miles in on Trabuco Creek road. Past the Holy Jim trailhead, at the very end of Trabuco Creek Road is the trail head for West Horsthief Trail.


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Old 10-25-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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My son and I where out there over the weekend. Lots of Jeeps where there. We had a blast.

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Old 10-25-2010, 04:32 PM   #4
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When's the next time you're goin out there cause I'd like to go too. And maybe I could follow you there so I can be certain of where it is
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:21 PM   #5
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Sorry for the delayed response. Been out of pocket for a bit. I would expect that I will be back at Holy Jim's this Saturday for a bit. You in? What city r u coming from?

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