Silverado Canyon Motorway Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4.5h
Distance
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9.2 km
Elevation
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586 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Silverado Canyon Motorway Trail is a steep hiking route southeast of Los Angeles that climbs uphill through some rugged terrain. While out on the trail, you will follow a track that winds uphill through a series of switchbacks to enjoy some beautiful views from atop Bedford Peak. Make sure to purchase and display an adventure pass in your vehicle prior to setting out on your hike.

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Route Description for Silverado Canyon Motorway Trail

Popular with both hikers and mountain bike enthusiasts alike, the Silverado Canyon Motorway Trail is a steep and rugged route that will produce some wonderful views overlooking the undulating terrain of the Cleveland National Forest.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way west along the track, following it as it immediately begins climbing uphill through a series of steep switchbacks. Make sure to remain alert as you hike this route, as there will undoubtedly be mountain bikers heading down the trail.

After passing through the switchbacks, the trail will turn to the northeast and climb further uphill, before arriving near the summit of Bedford Peak. Take a few moments to pause and catch your breath while enjoying the views, before heading back down along the same route to return to your starting point.

Getting to the Silverado Canyon Motorway Trail Trailhead

The starting point for the Silverado Canyon Motorway Trail can be found near the Maple Springs Trailhead on Maple Springs Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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