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it was a very dirty, no one pick after their pets, disappointed

It’s a nice stroll. Quite a few other people on the trail early in the mornings. No shade coverage after the first half mile. Would prefer somewhere more secluded and away from the immediate city. Took about 2-2.5 hours.

3 months ago

Not too exciting. Creek is almost unnoticeable throughout but the shade from the trees were nice. A nice route to walk your dog though. Lots of droppings from horses but they’re so big you really can’t miss them when you’re walking. The park you start at is really nice is fully equipped for a family gathering.

4 months ago

Relatively flat easy relaxing hike!

one of my very favorite go to trail,short,steep and get my heartrate going

Such a beautiful place, I added Red Rock Canyon to this hike since this was my first time here. It never crossed my mind about the name Billy Goat Trail, but sure made sense once I started it. This is a fun, but rough trail. The right shoes are a must, and the only trail I used my pole on. I'm fairly new to hiking and 53, so I just take my time. Really worth it though, gorgeous views.

Dogs are NOT allowed on this trail. Please update your information so people don’t waste their time.

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED on the trails

Walking up Dreaded Hill is challenging but when you reach the top you feel fantastic for the accomplishment

Pleasant . Only did about half. Early part of the trail is behind Home back yards

This hike is more like just a walk in the park. You can either choose to walk on the cement pathways or in the dirt path. The dirt path is shared with horses and there are lots of piles of horse manure.

It's extremely easy, but still pretty enjoyable.

Stupidly marked trailheads announcing “no trespassing, private property” which seems to apply to the areas off the trail. Long suburban walk at the start without much going for it, other than some cool pedestrian underpasses. Hits whiting ranch, and then the fun part “coyote brush trail” is closed due to construction. Don’t waste your time, start at whiting ranch for a real hike.

road biking
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Perfect for biking

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Love the picture, moms backyard! It's a flat easy trail, it's just too short.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Did the north loop starting at Hotels off the hwy 241. Serrano to Whiting trails and back. Good grade near top. Enjoyed the riparian habitat. Live oak, alligator juniper, rabbits and deer. There was water near the top at the big tank. Lots of serious biking going on.

Monday, June 19, 2017

I don't know where they got all the misinformation about this hike cause I went and it's about a mile there and back. Starts and ends with a main street and all there is to your sides are houses and a creek.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

It seems like there are 2 sides to this trail, with the creek bed between. We were on the side with houses- very easy walk. Next time we'll try the other side. Be on the look out for dog poop- there was a lot. It could have been from coyotes, but it looked more like dog waste to us.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Not much of a few, flat trails and can hear all the cars from the street above

Friday, August 12, 2016

love this one. used to do it twice a week when i lived in the area.

Friday, May 06, 2016

beautiful hike. Lots of trails. Too many bikes flying by.

Friday, May 06, 2016

beautiful hike. lots of trails. To many bikes...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I hope this is the Harding Road at the end of Modjeska Canyon Road that starts at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. If it is then I don't think it is part of Whiting Ranch but close to it. We wanted a training hike as we are doing the Grand Canyon in a few weeks. We were nervous about the 90 degree heat that had been predicted so we started early (7:30) and found that we were in shade most of the way up. The various markings that had been indicated in our hiking book were not there (gone since the fire) so we just kept climbing. The views get better and better the higher you go. The trail was a wide fire road (I think) and very few offshoots We could see Whiting Ranch and the Modjeska grade trail from several viewpoints. Our day was very clear and you could see from Palos Verdes to Catalina to Laguna Beach.
The trail goes on but we turned around at about 6 miles in. Great workout!

trail running
Thursday, December 27, 2012

There are multiple entry points and sections to the overall trail. The section which starts in Aliso Viejo at the South entrance to Wood Canyon and then goes North to Sheep Hills Park is exactly 10k. This is a straight forward 10K run on relatively flat terrain. Starting from the South Wood Canyon entrance the path is a very low uphill grade to Sheep Hills Park. At the "top" you can turn around and with the very low downhill grade have a nice negative split. The 10K distance is an out and back route.

mountain biking
2 months ago

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