Silverado Canyon/Maple Springs
Maple Springs Trailhead Trail Views [http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/fseprd517008.jpg] Distance 10 miles Pets Allowed Yes Fees Adventure Pass Required [http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cleveland/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fsbdev7_016469] Hike/Ride Time 2 - 8 hours Difficulty Easy Best Seasons Year Round Location 31330 Silverado Canyon Road, Silverado, California 92676 Ranger District Trabuco Ranger District - (951) 736-1811 The Maple Springs trailhead provides a connection to other areas of the forest through the Santa Ana mountains. For those adventurous users, the trail, if taken long enough, can reach Santiago Peak [http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cleveland/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=81640&actid=50] leading down to Holy Jim Falls [http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cleveland/recarea/?recid=47628], adding significant distance, incline and difficulty. Though the creeks in the area are dry due to drought, recreational users will still find natural tranquility passing through oaks and sycamores, small meadows and chaparral along the way. This is a great trail for beginning hikers as the paved road is relatively flat and well manicured. This area is also used by off road vehicles, bikers, and equestrian, so please be considerate of others on the road.