Live Oak to Vista to Hoffman Homestead

MODERATE 8 reviews
#5 of 5 trails in

Live Oak to Vista to Hoffman Homestead is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Santa Margarita, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.5 miles
787 feet



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers

no dogs

The Live Oak Trail is located in O'Neil Regional Park so be prepared to pay $3.00 on week days and $5.00 on week ends to get in to the park. Once you pay at the ranger station, veer right and go straight to the end of the road and find plentiful parking at the very end. Both the Edna Spalding and Live Oak Trails are inside the chain link gate. The 4.4 mile loop consists of combining the Live Oak Trail to Vista Trail and taking the Hoffman Homestead Trail back to Live Oak. Be sure to pick up a trail map with your paid admission to the park. Over all the hike was pleasant with some good views up on Vista and Live Oak trails. Visit OC for additional info.

3 months ago

Had a great time with my daughters. Nice mix of vistas, inclines and trees.

9 months ago

Beautiful trails with lots of birds. The beginning of the Live Oak Trail is actaully the toughest.

3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago