Upper O'Neill Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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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
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

hiking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

hiking
Sunday, November 15, 2015

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!

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

hiking
Saturday, February 01, 2014

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.