Upper O'Neill Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
#3 of 5 trails in

Upper O'Neill Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

5 months ago

Lots of parking, but gates don't open till 7 so don't go too early... Not hard at all-we went further and was very enjoyable!

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty trail. You can hear a bit of traffic from toll road. Peaceful yet. Dirt and concrete trail through campground. Overlooks dry creek bed. Mostly shaded which was nice. Easy Trail. Pups loved it

camping
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

We love to camp and hike here. This is a great park. It's dog and horse friendly, which I used to take advantage of when I had a dog. The park frequently hosts events that are educational and for all ages. The most recent event we attended was Acorn Day. My daughters (2 and 3 years old) loved it. Lots of crafts, music, food trucks, booths with animals. Very fun.

The only reason O'Neill doesn't get 5 stars is that it's located right next to the 241 toll road. It is such a buzzkill to be hiking down a trail and hearing cars rush by or find a smashed TV under the bridge. Other than that, it's great!

mountain biking
Monday, November 17, 2014

My friend and I went mountain biking on the trail here. It was a lot of fun. Several streams and small changes in elevation kept things interesting but, not really technical. A portion of the trail is 100% exposed for about an hour or so bring a hat or sunscreen.

hiking
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Completed a portion if the arroyo trabuco trail, passing under the 241. Foliage dry, stream dry, will probably be much better in sptingtime.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

recorded Live oak to monastery

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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recorded Christina

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

recorded arroyo trabuco

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