Nearly 40,000 acres of open space on the historic Irvine Ranch have been designated a Natural Landmark by both the State of California and the U.S. Department of the Interior. This honor recognizes the exceptional value of these lands to California and the entire nation. This land is part of the 50,000 acres of permanently protected land preserved on the historic Irvine Ranch. The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks contain important natural habitats and unusual geological formations. The landscape is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals, including eagles, badgers, mountain lions, Tecate cypress trees, and many rare species of birds, reptiles, amphibians and plants. Scientists have identified this region as one of the world

This was a great trail, the only thing i didn’t like was the long pavement path to get to the hike. This rock portion was great because it makes your body do a whole bunch of movements!

Cool rock structures. But a lot of poison ivy. Also is historically haunted...

Not bad. Nice 3 to 3.5 hour loop. A few steep hills but not too much. A lot of pretty trees and live oak. We came I. October I bet it’ll be a lot prettier in the spring time

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1 month ago

Really enjoyed hike! First three miles are mellow but after that it's a lot of fun if you like climbing rocks - definitely makes a nice addition to your hike.

Great place ..