Whiting Ranch Trail

MODERATE 306 reviews
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Whiting Ranch Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Foothill Ranch, California that features a river 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
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Trailhead Parking area requires $3 fee.

11 days ago

This is more of a nature walk with a little bit of rock maneuvering at the end. It was super fun and easy!

hiking
19 days ago

I used to hike here every day. Such beautiful scenery and not too many people around.

TIP: Park in the Ralph's lot so you don't have to pay the parking fee!

hiking
1 month ago

I love it!

hiking
1 month ago

Great place to hike just watch out for the bikes, love walking through the tree lined trails...

3 months ago

I like this trail a lot. Views of oaks; I even saw some quail. $3 parking at trailhead, portapotties at both trailheads

walking
4 months ago

It was a decent walk. It had a combination of terrain with sand, sand patches, dirt, & rocky patches and through shady woody areas too. Canyons were nice to see. We were told there were rattlesnakes sighted this morning on the trail as well! Be careful of the bike riders as it was quite heavy with them on this trail. Could go back, but would try other trails as there are many more to choose from.

5 months ago

Borrego canyon rd. Too...

5 months ago

I love these trails. I have hiked all of them: serrano rd., raptor, coyote brush, line shack, serrano cow, sage scrub, vulture view, Santiago ranch, sleepy hollow, cactus, whiting spurs, whiting, water tank, dreaded hill, billy goat, mustard, red rock, cattle loop, vista lookout rd.

5 months ago

Had a great hike this morning on the Live Oak, Vista, Hoffman and Edna trails. Beautiful views and natural scenery. Great combinations of terrains. Something for everybody.

6 months ago

Nice place to hike

6 months ago

Thank

hiking
6 months ago

nice little trail with plenty of shady spots. No crazy inclines. We stopped at mustard trail and went back due to the midday heat.

hiking
7 months ago

DONE! ; )

Loved the reward. Beautiful colors and textures.

hiking
7 months ago

9 months ago

great hike

hiking
9 months ago

tons of bikers. fun and nice trail. looked great after the rains. only negative on the actual loop trail is the walking on the sidewalk on portolla. if doing the loop, would highly advise to do portolla first and end with actual home

hiking
9 months ago

Pay attention to the map, particularly at Four Corners. Plenty of bikers so make sure you stay alert because many are flying through. That area also offers some great views and Dreaded Hill does as well. Overall a good hike and if you're lucky you may see some deer or a mountain lion.

hiking
9 months ago

went to hike a few days ago this place is awsome and definitely worth going to. There many trails here if you stay on the main trail its not hard pretty average but if you take some of the other ones they can get difficult beautiful place to hike though.

hiking
10 months ago

I loved it

hiking
10 months ago

Did this hike yesterday, started at 9 and ended at 12. It rained off and on so parts of the trail were muddy which made it difficult to keep my footing. Would definitely do this hike again, just next time I'll make sure it's dry. Some of the trails dead end so make sure that you pay attention to the map. Also the address on this website leads you to a residential neighborhood so that was also confusing. Dreaded hill is a great trail if you're looking for little over a mile of pure incline.

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