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Trabuco Canyon, California Map

Super fun hike, challenging at times but nothing crazy. When you get to a fork in the road the sign points to the left, but is only a slight left. don't go up the huge hill, that's the wrong path. gorgeous rocks back there, a cool sight to see.

Love this trail. It's easy and I enjoy both walking and running this trail. No dogs allowed on the trail and you'll share the trail with mountain bikers. Most are courteous and will alert you. I had fun and will do this trail several more times.

Excellent trail! Located in Whiting Ranch south orange county California, this is an easy 4.2 mile hike. Terrain is gorgeous!

DONE! ; )

This trail is a butt kicker. This trail should only be attempted in cooler weather like in the winter. Make sure you bring at least 1 gallon of water. Also watch out for poison oak. The trail is not maintained at all. At one point I had to stop hiking break out my Swiss Army knife saw and cut down a big branch to hack my way through the poison oak that had overgrown both sides of the trail with nowhere to go but through it. Once you get to the peak you will be disappointed. No sign, no big peak with a 360 view- just tall bushes. If you make a left at the top you can see Lake Elsinore in the distance which is cool. The risks for this hike are running out of water, poison oak, twisting your ankle, and rattlesnakes. In the 1st mile, there is a shortcut to the flagpole which I highly recommend both ways. I walked on the road on the way home and it was long and boring. The best thing about this trail is that it's not maintained. You can also see a burn area, the Holy Jim parking lot, and 4 wheel drive vehicles rolling down the hill in Trabucco Canyon (jk). It's a long lonely hike. I doubt you will see anyone along the way. Have fun!