Trabuco Canyon Trail

HARD 10 reviews
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Trabuco Canyon Trail is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2956 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

6 months ago

Sunday, March 06, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, December 11, 2015

off road driving
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Tucked back in the south east corner of socal is this great little spot. Usually frowned upon but always a great time...off-road your vehicles through here. Great hike or trail run. You can head to the back climb the ridge and head into bell loop above. Great area

hiking
Saturday, October 25, 2014

hiking
Monday, May 26, 2014

Trabuco Trail is also a great way to get to Los Pinos Peak. This works out to be a nice 10 mile out-and-return.

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

I have hiked this trail twice this year. Memorial Day and later in early August. Directions are clear. 2nd time I made it a loop taking the horsethief trail up to the divide road and walked the road east to the trailhead going back down on trabuco canyon trail (kind of tricky to find this unmarked trail) Took about 4 hours, bring plenty of water, saw only a few other hikers. Watch/listen for downhill bikers. Look for the "Christmas tree" on the Trabuco trail.

hiking
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I went up the west horsethief trail trying to get to trabuco peak. Due to a late start I ended up turning around at the fork. Nice trail and scenery, you must watch out for the mountain bikers and motorcycles however which is the reason this gets 4 rather than 5 stars.