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

1 month 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.

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9 months ago

Great hiking trail, will definitely go back.

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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.