Live Oak Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Live Oak Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Santa Margarita, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

At a little over 3 miles, Live Oak Trail provides sweeping views of Orange County and provides a decent incline for runner, bicyclists, and hikers a like.

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3 months ago

The trails were overgrown with plants and there was a few horse manure along the way. However it is a very nice trail with so many other trails along the way. Views were amazing. Some trails have shade, others don't. I would recommend having a gps as it's easy to get lost.
On my way back, i saw that they were trimming the plants back from the trails so I'm sure it will be better when they're done.
Oh and there was a $3 day use fee. Worth it!

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5 months ago

Amazing 360d vista view, worth the sometimes-steep trail. Easy to get lost, so keep checking trailmap

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6 months ago

Great trail to get a good workout. connects to other trails such as hoffman.
one of my favorite local spots

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Very steep at times but overall a moderate hike. Vista point with landmarkers at the top.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016