The ortega highway is located in california on highway 74 between San Juan Capistrano and Lake Elsinore.  It is a fun short ride and a quick getaway from Southern California.  Very Tight corners, Elevation Changes, a couple straightaways.  Everything you could want packed into a few short miles.  Stop at the look out for get this---The view, the food isnt bad either. Be careful, there are a lot of blind corners, fallen rocks, loose gravels, parked RV's and other assorted dangers.  They did re-pave and added a little more should space in some areas so that has helped.