Santiago Oaks Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orange, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This rating is for the whole park. There are over 20 different trails ranging from easy to difficult. I recommend the mountain goat trail for a challenge.
loved this trail. not to busy with several different options.
A getaway for a quick hike that can be done in an hour.
First time at Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Went up Peralta trail and came down Grasshopper trail. Not sure how many miles, but seemed about 2 maybe 3 total. Peralta trail is pretty steep and so is Grasshopper trail ..definitely a good workout and beautiful scenery! When you arrive parking is $5 on weekends $3 on weekdays and you can ask for park map of all the trails when you pay for parking. There are so many different routes/trails to take and it can get confusing. Overall It was a great first time experience and will definitely go back!
Good diversity in terrain and difficulty. The trails are maintained very well and nice restrooms.
Nice trails, great for training. A little confusing as the paper maps are too large of scale. It's difficult to read the parts close in where all the trails are constantly intersecting.
Great trail for running, especially with my dog. We run for about 5 miles twice a week and have only taken the exact same set of trails a few times in the year that we have been running. Very nice people, but steer clear from the trail on weekends after 9am if you're adverse to crowds as this is a popular trail.
This trail is better suited for an overcast day or winter months. Not a lot of shade. A good number of short trails with a few steep inclines.
Just a word of advice for the newbies...most of us like the quiet of hiking in the outdoors. If you feel the need to have "Dance Party USA" while you're hiking how about get some headphones! The rest of us don't want to heat your annoying music.
Did this trail about 2 months ago.... it had a variety of trails for different level of hikers. It was my first hike i did in awhile and was out of breath, however, if i went back there this weekend, i'm sure i can do it no problem. short trail with little coverage/ shade (at least the trail i was on) but it was a good work out. would go there again but would hike a different trail, something ore challenging.