GOT-OC Hiking at Santiago Oaks

  • April 14, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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First time this year at another of my favorite hiking spots. This time out we will be trying a few new trails and areas in this truly amazing park.

 

Lying peacefully in east Orange alongside the Santiago Creek, the 1,758-acre Santiago Oaks Regional park is a nature lover's paradise. This secluded refuge offers hikers, bikers and equestrians the natural charm of mountain vistas, an orange grove, a meandering creek and a mature forest of many different species of trees. Wildlife abounds and a series of interconnecting trails leads through shady groves and to a lookout that features an awe-inspiring view of Orange and the surrounding foothills.

 

We will be doing between 5 and 5.5 miles of the various trails with some hill work this time out. We will be going thru a lot of different areas, including parts of the developed nature trail and under the canopy of the oak trees in the area.

 

The park entrance is at the end of Widnes Drive. Once you enter the park follow the parking lot to the end and you will find the group. Parking is $5 at the park.

 

Please drive slowly on the access road to the park, there are many horses that share this road.

 

As always, bring the water and sun protection.

 

Hope to see you all join me as we explore more of another hiking area for the group.

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  • Sandy

    Great hike. Glad I went. Thanks for welcoming me.

    April 16, 2013

  • Lance

    Great pics Brenda. but where did all the hill pictures come from?

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Anita

    Sweetie, Munchkin, and I had a wonderful time hiking with such great people. Thanks to all for making us feel welcome. The pace was perfect & scenery was beautiful.

    April 14, 2013

  • Brenda

    Great hike with a few (lol) hills. Thanks Lance.

    April 14, 2013

  • Laura S

    Another truly beautiful hike, thanks Lance. I'm so glad there was only "some hill work"...

    April 14, 2013

  • Bob O.

    Another superb job done by Lance! Thanks a bunch for taking your time to organize these great hikes.

    April 14, 2013

  • Jan R.

    Not feeling well

    April 14, 2013

  • Elizabeth L.

    Ankle pain; stepped off a stair the wrong way. Sorry.

    April 14, 2013

  • Sima

    Sorry. Sinus infection

    April 13, 2013

  • Lance

    Please check the driving directions before heading out. If you get lost call me[masked]

    April 13, 2013

  • Lance

    The weather will be on the cool side like this morning, so wear clothing to keep warm early that you can take off as it warms.

    April 13, 2013

  • Jonnie

    Looking forward to another great hike!

    April 13, 2013

  • Laura S

    Did you get the permit????

    April 13, 2013

  • RHODA

    At what time will we be done Lance?

    April 11, 2013

    • Lance

      We should be out of there by[masked]

      April 11, 2013

    • RHODA

      Thanks Lance.

      April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As always, bringing my group!

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great!

    April 8, 2013

  • lynn r.

    Do I need hiking boots or will tennis shoes work?

    April 6, 2013

    • Lance

      Decent running or cross training type tennis shoes work on my hikes.

      April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bob O. is right! Lance's hikes are the best and I enjoyed the one in Laguna Niguel a lot today, so I would love to go to this one. However, I'm going to a Persian wedding the night before, so if I can get up early enough, I will be there. Thank you Lance! :))

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Kelly R

    Whoo hoo! My b-day! Nothing like starting year 37 in a healthy way! Going to try to drag my 17 year old along

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Bob O.

    I wouldn't miss it! Lances hikes are always top shelf!

    1 · April 1, 2013

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