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Best trails in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

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Looking for a great trail in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, California? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park ranging from 2.9 to 12.4 miles and from 757 to 2,342 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

A narrow red-walled chasm, boulder-strewn Redfield Canyon lies bound by tall cliffs pocked with eroded caves. With a bit of exploration you may find cascades and deep refreshing pools hidden in side canyons. Some small canyons in the area contain perennial streams. In the eastern portion of the Wilderness, Galiuro Escarpment rises impressively, an example of the fault-block development for which the Basin and Range Province is known. You'll find no established trails here, but the canyons are suitable for hiking. Over the years photographers have been drawn to the scenic, water-rich side canyons of Redfield. A substantial portion of the western half of the area is privately owned; you must obtain permission before crossing it. Park closes at sunset.

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Map of trails in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,500 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Top trails (14)
#1 - Borrego Canyon Trail to Red Rock Canyon
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1009)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
During the winter this park may close due to weather conditions. Please check with the park before visiting: http://www.ocparks.com/parks/whitingShow more
#2 - Whiting Ranch Trail
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(521)
Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Trailhead Parking area requires $3 fee.Show more
#3 - Borrego Canyon to Vista Look Out Trail
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(347)
Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
During the winter this park may close due to rain events. Show more
#4 - Borrego Canyon Trail to Billy Goat Loop
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(278)
Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
This trail may be closed due to mountain lion activity. During the winter this park may close due to rain events. Show more
#5 - Dreaded Hill and Whiting Road Loop
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(200)
Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
During the winter this park may close due to rain events. Show more
#6 - Serrano Road to Dreaded Hill Road [CLOSED]
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(155)
Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park will remain closed until further notice due to mountain lion activity. During the winter this park may close due to rain events. Show more
#7 - Whiting Road to Billy Goat Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(121)
Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park will remain closed until further notice due to mountain lion activity. During the winter this park may close due to rain events. This is a rougher route to Red Rock CanShow more
#8 - Dreaded Hill Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(148)
Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park will remain closed until further notice due to mountain lion activity. During the winter this park may close due to rain events. Dreaded Hill rises to the south of FourShow more
#9 - Whiting, Dreaded Hill, and Line Shack Road Loop [CLOSED]
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(67)
Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park will remain closed until further notice due to mountain lion activity. During the winter this park may close due to rain events. Show more
#10 - Whiting Road and Cactus Hill Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(86)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park will remain closed until further notice due to mountain lion activity. During the winter this park may close due to rain events. Whiting Ranch affords the casual hiker Show more
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