Live Oak Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Santa Margarita, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
At a little over 3 miles, Live Oak Trail provides sweeping views of Orange County and provides a decent incline for runner, bicyclists, and hikers a like.
Very steep at times but overall a moderate hike. Vista point with landmarkers at the top.
Most Trail - NO DOGS ALLOWED :(
It's an easy brisk walking trail. Nice view at the top.
Amazing views! Unfortunately you have to pay $3-$5 to enter and park. Lots of mountain bikers speed past this trail with little regard to hikers do be careful.
Nice and quiet back there, but very dry and brown this time of year (oct 14). Keep left and go visit the Hindu temple, there is a gift shop with interesting things!
This trail is conveniently accessed behind my neighborhood, directly off the end of Altisima. You start by going directly up a hill. Once to the top, you have three trails to choose from. All three are moderate hikes with beautiful views.
The first trail to your right is straight up, then all downhill from there. You end at the very back of o'neil park. The second trail to your right is all down hill.
The trail to the left is up and down. It has a peak to the right with a picnic table. What a view!! Staying on the path you will enjoy nature including a small pond.
Watch out for bikers flying down the hills