Borrego Canyon Trail to Red Rock Canyon

EASY 686 reviews

Borrego Canyon Trail to Red Rock Canyon is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Foothill Ranch, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 452 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

During the winter this park may close due to weather conditions. Please check with the park before visiting: http://www.ocparks.com/parks/whiting

nice trail, easy to do with kids and a beautiful view the whole time! loved it and will be back to try the other trails.

Great family hike with some bouldering opportunities

An easy out and back hike in the heart of OC. This is a nice but heavily trafficked trail that takes you away from the hectic hustle and bustle of OC to a beautiful land full of lush greenery and red sandstone.

It's ok. Looks like part of the original trail is closed off now and you don't get the full canyon view

Very nice and relaxing hike not strenuous and a visual treat at the end at the Red rocks, cool history boards along the way, be back with the kids see how it goes....enjoy your hike!!

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rocky
2 months ago

Great place to go to with kids, family and friends. Do be on a lookout with mountain bikers, majority will give a heads up but others are just in a rush to move forward with their bike ride. Walked by a lot of friendly hikers on the trail. Took a slight detour but managed to get back towards the easy route to Red Rock Canyon. Gorgeous sight to see in person and worthwhile for the kids to enjoy the hike too.

Excellent hike with great variety if scenery. Take the red rock trail about 1 .8 miles into the left to get to red rock canyon, beautiful red rock the reminds me of Colorado. Crazy that the trail head is literally across the street from McDonald’s!

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3 months ago

Awesome! wish I had more time to go in and would have liked to see rattlesnakes. we saw deer.

Used to be a pretty cool trail. It’s easy, but FILLED with bikes. They roped off the coolest view of the rocks now too.

Beautiful little hike! I took 5 kids, ages 1-8) on this and carried the 1 year old the whole time. All kids loved it and besides the 1 year old, only the 3 year old asked to be carried for the last half mile. This trail is perfect for a hike, trail run, or x-country mountain biking. Beautiful green growth from mature oak trees, ivy, and all sorts of other flora and fauna. There are multiple areas where you are completely enclosed by greenery. Weather happened to be perfect when we went too. We saw a big coyote that had no fear of us so be careful if you bring little kids or small dogs. Saw a good amount of poison oak/ivy, but it shouldn't be any problem since the trail is well cleared.

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bugs
3 months ago

Red Rock canyon is awesome. There's a little bit of shade on the trail. Be careful though, there were swarms of bees out. I just ran past them quickly and didn't get stung. Also saw a coyote and rattlesnake!

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bugs
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rocky
4 months ago

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bugs
5 months ago

Great trail for biking, walking. There is enough shady spots. The only thing I didn’t love was the view of the homes up on the cliffs. This trail connects to a vista point (1500 ft) a little tough to get to but worth it!

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5 months ago

A nice beginner hike or trail run. Lots of shade for most of the trail, shared with mountain bikers. Red Rock Canyon trail is for hikers only. The Canyon isn’t very big but it’s pretty cool that it exists in the middle of a populated area. The trailhead is literally attached to a massive shopping center. It’s kinda crazy to walk back out and see such civilization immediately after being what feels like a world away.

Easy hike and amazing one along with family

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no shade
5 months ago

some parts shaded, some not. there was a nice little breeze today that helped with the heat. I honestly thought the Red Rock area would be larger, but perhaps that is because I did not go beyond the "do not climb rocks" area... regardless, it was a nice hike that provided a good little workout. Parking is $3 for the day until sunset. And there are (clean!) porta potties at the trailhead.

Great for the family (5 and 8 year old)

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6 months ago

I love it

hiking
6 months ago

Easy Trail... lots of shade

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6 months ago

Beautiful trail. Lots of shade until the accent to the Red Rocks. Very easy and enjoyable hike. There is not much parking at the trailhead.

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6 months ago

Such a fun trail. Good distance not too long and not too short. Lots of shade too which is a bonus.

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6 months ago

Great, easy trail, awesome to see the red rocks and read the new signs about the history.

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muddy
rocky
6 months ago

It’s pretty awesome once you get to the red rocks!

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7 months ago

The first trail is kind of dull but the red-rock is utterly fantastical spectacular

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