The Sinks Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY/CLOSED]

EASY 13 reviews

The Sinks Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY/CLOSED] is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silverado, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1535 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

private property

no dogs

15 days ago

If you'd like to hike this trail you'll need to make an advanced reservation for a guided hike, otherwise you'll be trespassing to reach what's known as Orange County's Grand Canyon (The Sinks). The various hikes offered are quite long and challenging, typically between 7-13 miles round-trip featuring different scenery and different viewpoints. You'll need to pre-book your hike at least a few weeks in advance as there are very limited spaces available, usually 20 people per hike. The link to book these hikes (among others in Orange County) is:
https://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

6 months ago

CLOSED: the trail marked above is now closed. You can’t access it from Santiago Canyon Road. If you go in without a permit you can get fined. Land conservancy volunteers are fast to enforce this.

8 months ago

Not bad. Nice 3 to 3.5 hour loop. A few steep hills but not too much. A lot of pretty trees and live oak. We came I. October I bet it’ll be a lot prettier in the spring time

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

It's a real shame that his park is only open on certain day with limited time because I really wanted to get some pictures on this park on a sunrise or sunset. Limestone canyons are a bit overrated. It was really difficult to see and take pics due to the 20 person limit on a small lookout. The rangers strictly enforce this.The trail through Limestone Canyon road is really flat, lacks shade, boring and follows the road on the first half so you always hear traffic . Better using a mountain bike. Family friendly though. Most of the park is not covered in Limestone rock but was very green and there were lots of flowers. Hiked 11 miles from Augustine staging area through Sand Trap Trail, over Loma Ridge road and back down. Really long. I would recommend taking the Loma Ridge up first as this offers better views and is a better fit for more athletic hikers.

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