Los Santos-Trans Preserve Loop

MODERATE 146 reviews

Los Santos-Trans Preserve Loop is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Murrieta, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

Oak grasslands, Spring wildflowers, historic adobe ranch house, vernal pools This loop hike takes in much of the west end of the preserve. From the trailhead, take the left hand trail 1/4 mile, turn right on the Trans-Preserve trail. Stick with this trail until you reach the Vernal Pools trail. Turn left to the pools, the most crowded area on the preserve. Continue off the mesa about 1 mile to the historic ranch adobe, where you can picnic and relax under a huge Live Oak tree. From the adobe, take the Punta Mesa trail towards Monument Hill. Watch for the left branching trail just before the main trail; a dirt road, angles right. Take the left fork down off the hill to another dirt road and a stream crossing. When you arrive at a gate, look for the start of the Trans-Preserve trail, which you follow until you see your original path coming in from the right. Turnright to the trailhead.

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Good hike, gradual climbs nothing severe, some rocky areas but not bad, good scenery. The only slight negative is so many back and forth winding trails but overall enjoyable hike.

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5 months ago

This was a perfect hike. Rolling hills and wildflowers. You can add less than a half mile to this route and see the vernal pool as well.

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6 months ago

Nice easy hike if you don't have a lot of time.

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