Live Oak Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Live Oak Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Santa Margarita, California 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.

3.1 miles 656 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding


wild flowers


no dogs

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.

1 day ago

6 months ago

Very steep at times but overall a moderate hike. Vista point with landmarkers at the top.

10 months ago

Most Trail - NO DOGS ALLOWED :(
It's an easy brisk walking trail. Nice view at the top.

11 months ago

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.

2 years ago

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!

3 years ago

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