Mission Viejo's Oso Creek Trail

MODERATE 95 reviews

Mission Viejo's Oso Creek Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mission Viejo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
150 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


28 days ago

easy trail and great for family.

3 months ago

This is a nice easy trail you can take your kids and dog. It is well maintained by the city. It's also a nice trail for a jog.

4 months ago

Lovely trail, lots of shade.

5 months ago

This is one of my favorite spots! You can make your hike as long or short as you want. There are so many beautiful views and artsy spots.

6 months ago

Nice walk here

7 months ago

Nice pedestrian type of trail with nice views and plenty of shade along the way

8 months ago

Easy,accessible,amazing art throughout the hike,my twelve year old cousin enjoyed the hike and the scenery as well so I definitely will go back to this hike !

9 months ago

this is a dog friendly trail!!!

9 months ago

Really peaceful moderate hike, easy access, beautiful natural area in the middle of suburbia.

9 months ago

Great path for a casual family stroll.

11 months ago

Great for families! Very well thought out and planned park with beautiful landscaping. Easy paved pathways.

11 months ago

A peaceful walk in the neighborhood

11 months ago

Lots of flowers and wildlife!

11 months ago

Cute for family. Walking level.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great trail for the little ones.. we started off going to the right of parking so when making our way back we finished at the park . It was a surprise to the kids and made for an awesome finish..

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Pretty easy

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Beautiful stroller-friendly, accessible trail. Dog friendly. Playgrounds, water fountains, garbage cans, shade, gardens, and a stream along parts of its stretch. Parking is free and abundant at the Murray Center. Great community trail!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nice trail in the middle of Mission Viejo! Easily accessible and pretty. Well maintained

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nice trail, beautiful scenery and well maintenance! Good for walking and jogging.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Great trail with paved and unpaved portions. Great for dogs and kids.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Great! Make sure to stop and enjoy all the garden art.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Fairly easy hike, enjoyable, pretty, and easy to stay on track

Monday, March 28, 2016

The hike was really enjoyable and not too difficult! There are many different paths you can take, and no matter which one you take, you'll end up where you started so it's easy to stay on track! Really pretty views

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I really enjoyed this hike! Very, very pretty area. Perfect for pretty much any age, dogs are allowed and bikes are fine as well. There are a few hills - but there's so much in the park to explore! Will definitely do this one again.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

We started out in the parking lot of the senior center - easy, shaded parking. We walked NE on the trail following Jeronimo Rd on the left and Oso Creek on the right up to the "top" (~200ft gain) where you almost intersect Olympiad Rd. We made a loop back to our starting place by coming back down the hill on the other side of the creek where Oso Creek was on our right and homes were on our left. The trail is completely paved, wide and easy. The trail is dog friendly. There is one street crossing. About half the trail was in the morning sun and the other half was shaded - bring sunscreen and water.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 07, 2014

Riding this trail the past two weekends getting my fiancee used to her new mountain bike. She calls it gear boot camp. The trail is mostly for walkers and people taking their dogs out for the day. If we weren't there for a purpose, I would avoid it in a bike.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The north/west side of this trail is dirt and rocky, so it's suitable for mountain biking/hiking, while the south/east side of this trail is paved, so it's more suitable for walking even with a stroller. I mostly use the paved path as a leisure walking path, as it is quiet and pleasant.

road biking
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

My 12 year old daughter and I rode our bikes this last weekend and enjoyed the scenery. It was easy enough for her and very well maintained. We will be back again.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This is a great family trail, very stroller friendly. There was one steep, muddy hill by the oak grove that I had a hard time pushing through, but on a dry day it would be no problem. It was just after some rains, so the creek was flowing nicely. The twins were excited to see a snowy egret that wasn't scared of them. The trail is pretty busy, but everybody seems friendly. There are benches all along the route, and the trail can be extended up to about six miles or so if you are so inclined.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Nice hike... really nicely maintained.

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