Blinn Ranch Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near Santa Margarita, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
We hiked the Blinn Ranch Trail this past Sunday and found it to be beautiful and very peaceful. We were fortunate enough to see a small herd of Tule Elk and I managed to take a couple of photos.
This was a lovely hike for a spring day (in the summer it would likely be too hot!), and unfortunately the drought made for a all together missing lake.
As we were leaving a woman warned us to be mindful of the time when we came back, as mountain lions and bears were more active around dusk and were in the area. Something to keep in mind if you plan on camping out there.