San Juan Trail is considered by many to be one of the top 5 trails in Southern California. It can be done as a shuttle or as a climb half way up (to cocktail rock) and back (see other San Juan routes). A favorite version though is to do the lengthy full climb to the top and really earn the celebrated 11+ mile ride back down. It's a classic!!
Post Your Mountain Bike Ride To join the Game and Ladder
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.
04/05/16 SS. Had a short day at work. Took my bike with me and headed to SJ. Was warm when I rolled out at 9:30. Only 1 other car in the lot. Trail is in good shape, but is getting pretty overgrown. Made good time to Cocktail Rock and continued on up to Blue Jay. Saw a couple of other riders at Viejo Tie. Very toasty topping out at Blue Jay. Fortunately the water at the campground was coming out ice cold. Uneventful run down. Great day on the bike.