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Harding - Joplin Trail  (California)      48k views  

Route Overview

Overall:  8.1
Technical:  8.5
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Distance: 23.4 miles
Ascent: 4,320 feet
Time: 3:31 minutes
Ladder Points +89
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Joplin, one of OC's most challenging descents, is quite steep and rocky (well worth the climb though!). Expect nearly 12 miles of fire road climbing before the Joplin singletrack. Upon reaching the bottom of Joplin you'll end up at Old Camp. After a brief climb you will reach the Old Camp clearing to begin the final (and longest) descent down Santiago Truck Trail to conclude the loop.

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Finish Times
PlaceNameBest Time  SpeedCompleted
5:00:004.7 mph1 
4:59:004.7 mph1 
4:52:124.8 mph1 
 Gerry Lattimer 
4:48:044.9 mph1 
4:40:005.0 mph1 
 Keith B 
4:35:005.1 mph1 
4:30:595.2 mph1 
4:30:005.2 mph1 
4:30:005.2 mph1 
4:29:175.2 mph1 
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  Route Comments
Fast Turtle01/04/14
Joplin was pretty rocky in many sections. HAB many of the section with the hardtail.
Almost knocked off the bike by the strong winds
First leg of this ride was the Harding TT....got a 1:18....a PB on my SS by 6 minutes...All in all a great day on the bike...congrats to all who participated! There were some sick fast riders out there today.
Great time out there, totally smashed my best time 1:04-1:06ish on the Harding Truck Trail Time Trial(forgot to start the gps, that why I manual posted. Meet nharper on the trail coming down Joplin. Good job out there today, and congratz on your division win!
Great adventure ride with Hammertime ! cold conditions and slippery trail made this a hummdinger with a couple of slips and one tangle up with my bike ! my bike almost had me say uncle (; I even saw dan riding like he"d been drinking and I must have looked really silly ...rain got super hard towards the end and there was a river in modjeska canyon ! good times anyway !!
Great ride with Dad today, just had to accept and laugh at the conditions we decided to go out in... what ever happened to scattered showers and light.... it poured on us! good time though, despite the lack of skills we showed going down Joplin today, at least no one was there to witness it..
Awesome day on the harding climb and the joplin/old camp decent ! Perfect weather , and thanks steve for doing the whole loop with me !
Good ride with Troy today. Haven't been on Harding in a long time. Man I hate that climb. Temps went from warm in the sun to chilly in the shade. All in all though a great day for this ride. Joplin is very CHUNKY right now!!! Had about 4 service trucks pass us as they were coming down from the peak when we were climbing up to Modjeska Peak. Lots of PO on Joplin as well.
Nice to get this one in midweek. Great day to enjoy this route with Tom. We saw a police helicopter hovering close to the trail about a mile from four corners. There is still some snow on the north facing slopes above four corners. The late afternoon sun was in our eyes on the way down from old camp.
Wow! Awesome ride. Started raining going down Joplin and the downhill from Old Camp was unbelieveably fun in the rain.
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