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Ladera Ridge Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Santa Margarita, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 711 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

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Rachel Pieper Decker
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HikingNo shade

We parked in the residential area on Meandering Trail and followed Oso to the trailhead. The first 200 ft is a steep climb. A few bikers and a few hikers, but quite calm for a Saturday afternoon. As a hiker, you do need to step off the trail in spots for bikers to pass. We followed the signs for Ladera Trail, but there was a point where it intersected with another (don't remember the name) and a few offshoots. We turned around at the radio tower. Very pleasant overall.

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Luke Passey
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Melissa Porchas
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HikingNo shade
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Trevor Peters
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Hiking

Parked by the fire station in front of the apt complex. Went north at the fork.

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Niall McCusker
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Hiking

Think trail sucks (your negative description here). First the only parking is in a neighbourhood. Parking in front of peoples homes, that is always nice. And the last 3 miles are not on trail, it is Antonio & Oso Parkways.

Sonal Mehta
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Hiking

Going up the hills is rewarded with great views and serenity.

David B.
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Hiking

Not much trail left along the east ridge (see photo).

Denise Baker
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Hiking
First to Review

Parts of the trail are closed. It is mostly used by bikers.

Tim Matthews
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Mountain biking
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Wei Li
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Mountain biking
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Trey Selman
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Mountain biking
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Daniel Wabs
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Trey Selman
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Mountain biking
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ERIC HUNTER
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Hiking
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Daniel Wabs
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Trey Selman
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Mountain biking
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Keevin Craig
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Mountain biking
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John Brunton
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Mountain biking
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Len Malena
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Hiking
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Robert Shortt
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Hiking
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Eric M.
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Mountain biking
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Alberto Russo
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Hiking
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Guangcai Z.
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Hiking
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Jill Castinetti
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Mountain biking
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Jeff Wolff
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Walking
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Scott Trafford
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Hiking
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Scott Trafford
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Mountain biking
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Christian Aspiras
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Jacob Cottle
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Hiking
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