Edison Trail to Whiting Ranch

MODERATE 10 reviews

Edison Trail to Whiting Ranch is a 5.9 mile out and back trail located near Lake Forest, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

5.9 miles
705 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips



no dogs

7 months ago

Stupidly marked trailheads announcing “no trespassing, private property” which seems to apply to the areas off the trail. Long suburban walk at the start without much going for it, other than some cool pedestrian underpasses. Hits whiting ranch, and then the fun part “coyote brush trail” is closed due to construction. Don’t waste your time, start at whiting ranch for a real hike.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I hope this is the Harding Road at the end of Modjeska Canyon Road that starts at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. If it is then I don't think it is part of Whiting Ranch but close to it. We wanted a training hike as we are doing the Grand Canyon in a few weeks. We were nervous about the 90 degree heat that had been predicted so we started early (7:30) and found that we were in shade most of the way up. The various markings that had been indicated in our hiking book were not there (gone since the fire) so we just kept climbing. The views get better and better the higher you go. The trail was a wide fire road (I think) and very few offshoots We could see Whiting Ranch and the Modjeska grade trail from several viewpoints. Our day was very clear and you could see from Palos Verdes to Catalina to Laguna Beach.
The trail goes on but we turned around at about 6 miles in. Great workout!

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