Borrego Canyon to Red Rock Canyon is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, (949) 589-4729
Initially it's very easy with very little incline. There's a few little side trails you can go on which are unmarked. It can be mildly dangerous because of all the rocks. At the end of the trail, it dumps you into this cool rock formation but you can also go and climb up to the top of other ones. I climbed up onto a ridge beside the creek and had a great view of the valley. It's relatively short and kid-friendly. You can also avoid paying for parking by parking at the supermarket but you didn't here it from me!
Mostly a nature walk through a canyon. The very end is the only slightly technical part of the hike. Great hike for beginners, kids, elderly, etc. surprised by the red rocks in Orange County!
it was beautiful trekking trail
but little to easy trail
Hands down my favorite hike I've been on since I moved from Utah to Orange County! The trail to the red rocks is gentle with lots of trees and lots of shade, and the red rocks themselves are uniquely aesthetic and fun to climb. Very reminiscent of the red rocks of my home state. I will definitely be coming back here!
Fairly straightforward neighborhood hike with little elevation gain. Terrain is extremely sandy during the dry summer months and rocky throughout most sections. This is one of the more shaded hikes in Orange County. Great morning/afternoon hike destination (~1.5 - 3 hrs). Great view of the red rock canyon at the end. Fairly straightforward to navigate - Borrego up, right on Mustard, left onto Red Rock immediately after turning on Mustard.