Tijeras Creek Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Tijeras Creek Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Santa Margarita, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

no dogs

3 months ago

Was last on this trail in May and encountered a mountain lion. I hike alone. Was very scary, though I was fortunate in the fact that it could have cared less about me. It looked at me for about 2 seconds (which felt like forever) before sauntering off in the opposite direction of me. Needless to say this is a beautiful trail with many trees and a creek you cross, but this encounter left me scared. Hadn't hiked for a few months because of it. Am now back in full swing. A bit lonely of a trail if you have an emergency (snake bite/mauled by mountain lion /encounter a guy who will harm you) it is very secluded in many areas. Would not go alone next time.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hiking trail, will definitely go back.

hiking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Perfect for a quick easy hike. Went on a Monday morning and was very peaceful, not too much traffic. Only ran into some bikers. Easy to moderate trail.

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