Chiquito is one of the more technically challenging trails in Orange County and is a hidden jewel of a trail! Coming from OC turn left off the 74 at the top of a hill (across from a white 'house looking' store / small rv park) into the public parking lot for the San Juan Loop Trail. Start on the San Juan Loop Trail at the east side of the parking lot.
Click on TrailHead Directions and Printable Route Directions on the left.
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3 Ways to Post
Post your activity, just type in a few details.
Post your activity from a GPX file.
Get a gpx file of your activity from Garmin Connect or from Strava. For example, upload your activity from your GPS to Strava then save as GPX to your computer. Click this Upload GPX button to then upload it to GeoLadders.
Steps to create GPX from Strava: Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Download GPX' (saves to 'Downloads' on your computer). Go to www.geoladders.com, open the existing route you want to post to, select 'Post GPX to this route' (on left), then click the 'Browse' button (middle of page), find the GPX in your 'Downloads' directory. Double click, save. That's it. Your route appears on geoladders.com/posts and in your dashboard.
Use the GeoLadders App
Download this Route To put on your GPS for navigation
Copy this GeoLadders route to your computer.
To get the downloaded gpx file from your computer onto your GARMIN device, login to Garmin Connect at connect.garmin.com. STEP 1). Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) STEP 2). Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. STEP 3). Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. STEP 4). The activity opens (in Garmin Connect), then upper right, of the 5 icons, click the GEAR icon 5. then SEND TO DEVICE (Note: you can rename the acivity before sending to your device). The activity will show in 'Courses' on your Garmin device with the default name or the name you gave it. 6. You'll need to unplug your device to view courses on your device. That's it.
04/11/15 Good ride with Greg & Ben. It's been a long time since I have been on Chiquito. Lots of poison oak and I'm sure I'll be itching pretty good in the next few days. Passed someone who had their tent partially on the San Juan Loop trail this morning. We made sure to give them a nice good morning shout out and a bell ring. Definitely left some dna out there. Good times!
01/28/14 This trail is like an old friend: great times, nice temps, well known. Am sad that the natural beauty of this trail is taking a beating, like California in general with the drought. No water over the falls during what is normally prime time flow--vegetation in decline generally along this trail. Chased a Skunk up the trail just before the upper lolipop. Also, reminded that you do not go far on this trail on your saddle without an obstacle, a challenge--whether up or down--kind of like a mechanical bull--constant focus, and thus awesome. Great day. Let it rain.