Deer Canyon via Ridge Park-Full Moon Hike (Beg./Adv. Beg.)

  • September 18, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Attn: All you Beginning Happy Hikers, Here is you chance to hit the trails & experience what you will hopefully soon develop a passion for & most likely continue for ever!

So let's get out in the fresh air & sunshine & sweat while having fun & exercise in nature & meeting some awesome new friends.

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About the Hike: This is a "relaxed go at your own pace" Clockwise loop hike. We will hike along Bommer Ridge from the Ridge Park entrance to Redtail Ridge. We will turn right at the first trail juncture (Gate #8 Redtail Ridge) and descend along the right fork to the Deer Canyon campground. We will then proceed up the switchbacks of Ticketron to the juncture of No Name/Pacific Ridge and turn right. This will return us to the Ridge Park entrance.

We will limit the time & distance of this hike to accommodate beginning hikers. But if some of you like to go fast "why don't you take off first so you can set a pace, run, have fun."

Meet time: 4:45 PM
Hike time: 5:00 PM SHARP
Distance: 3.5 miles
Duration:[masked] hours

Elev. Gain/Loss: Approx. [masked] ft.

Ability Level: Beg./Adv. Beginner

Sunset: 6:55pm

Twilight: 7:20pm

Moonrise: 6:21pm

Bommer Ridge is a wide dirt fire road along a ridge line. There will be sections of loose scree and ruts. The Deer Canyon Trail and Ticketron are steep with considerable ruts and are meant to give your legs & lungs a workout as well as to make you sweat.

 And no dogs are allowed.Bommer Ridge is on the border of the Laguna Coast Wilderness and Crystal Cove State Park. Neither area allows dogs on the trails.This area is coastal scrub, low bushes and dry. There is minimal to no shade on these trails.

~We Will Be Sharing The Trail's With Mountain Bikers, Stay Alert To Avoid Injuries~

~If rain occurs 48 hours prior to hike this event will cancel if the park is closed~

~Hot temperatures may also cancel the hike~


Turn uphill Ridge Park Road from Newport Coast Drive. Ridge Park Road goes up a big hill, follow the hill to the top until it dead ends. You can google the location as: Corner of East Coastal Peak and Ridge Park Road, Newport Coast (Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach).

Click here to view map: Crystal Cove Ridge Park Entrance

We meet where E. Coastal Peak Road. & Ridge Park Road cross.

Directions via Google Map

Note:  Please, no smoking of any kind on our hikes.  We are always hiking in areas where fires are easily started by sparks and ash.  In addition, we want to enjoy the clean air and beauty of our surroundings.  Thank you for understandi

Disclaimer: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.



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  • sherri la f.

    adv beg

    September 19, 2013

  • Gary "The Waterfall G.

    We had a short but fun hike with a enthusiastic group of strong hikers. Welcome to Sunset Hikes new members.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Suzanne D

    Good hike, good group! Thanks Gary x2.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Armando

    Thank you Gary for another terrific hike. It just keeps getting better. Wonderful group as usual. Looking forward to the next.

    2 · September 18, 2013

  • Kelley O

    sorry, not going to make it!!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Lina S.

    Hi, Gary...Meeting with my advisor, from 3:00 pm until now...:( John you next time! Have fun!

    1 · September 18, 2013

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