West Horsethief / Trabuco Canyon Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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West Horsethief / Trabuco Canyon Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Temescal, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2582 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
4 months ago

We did park 2.5 miles from the trail head because we didn't expect the off road experience to the trail head. Our elevation gain according to SHealth was 3,087 and 17.03 miles. Very rocky terrain on the switch backs ascending and descending. My Ahnu boots' sole fell apart, went to REI for Vasque the next day. Bring ample water. We only saw 2 people on the trail, who said they only went 3 miles in, and 2 motocross bikes on the ridge. From the ridge you can see Lake Elsinor, very beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Saturday, November 12, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016