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This is a discussion on CA: Ortega Canyon within the Fun Drives forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; Ortega is great fun. Located in south orange couty, it is a tight windy road that is very dangerous at ...

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    Ortega is great fun. Located in south orange couty, it is a tight windy road that is very dangerous at parts but so much fun to drive. You have to be careful of oncoming traffic though especially at night, since most people drive with their high beams on when it's dark it's easy to get blinded. It is quite long too. My last trip there I wend 18 miles in before I turned around. I recomend it!

    Take the I-5 south and exit on Ortega, turn left and you will take a 10-ish minute drive(depending on speed and traffic) towards the canyon. The fun begins once you cross Antonio. I did it at like.. 12:30 am in my civic and it was a blast.
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    I have been there many times. we should get a bunch of peeps together to cruise through there.

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    that will be pretty cool if you guys got a pack of cars to go. this suck im on the other side of the canyon, temecula. hey i'll be able to take a practice run through it be for we go.

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    I found that road on accident but I was in my Jeep
    2nd time around I got a ticket, havent been back since
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    i take the ortega highway at least a couple times a week.

    i would LOVE to be a part of a group drive through it. even if i have to drive to the san juan capistrano side and back again

    if anyone sets something like this up. PLEASE PLEASE let me know via email or PM

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    another great one is through trabuco canyon near ortega

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    yeah trabuco is fun too. i just drove it the other day.

    dont forget about palomar though. man. that is FUN
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    ahah yeah true

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    I loved driving Ortega. When I traveled out there, about once a month. I would make sure to drive it at least once. Unfortunatly it was always in a rental.

    Four wheel drift in a Tempo! The best was the 300M.

    I miss roads like that here in central Ohio.

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    Although im a new member i live in Lake Elsinore, should i maybe coordinate something for a trip to San Juan and back or something? It would give me a chance to meet some of you guys in the area.

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    bump

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    they're a lot of nice canyon roads all around temecula and lake elsinor. i know some that have tighter corner and banked corner. i have only seen one cop ever and alway go through them. personally i like these road better than ortega. is that hotel at the bottom of the ortega(eslinor side) really haunted.

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