Hiking in Whiting Ranch - Serrano and Sleepy Hollow Trails.

 - Please note the meetup location is a business address next to the Serrano Trail entrance. We will park on Da Vinci and start our hike from there. For those who hake hiked Borrego/Red Rock with me, this is about a mile south down Portola. The Meetup map provided is very accurate. The group will form up at the corner of Portola and Pauling.


This is another new hike for the group, and one I have been thinking about doing all year. The hike itself will be about 5 miles in duration and is not overly difficult.


Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park encompasses approximately 3,000 acres of riparian and oak woodland canyons, rolling grassland hills and steep slopes of coastal sage scrub and chaparral. The park is highlighted by scenic rock formations, including the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. There are three intermittent streams: Borrego, Serrano and Aliso Creek meandering through the park, each hosting an abundance of wildlife. Remnants of the former cattle ranching days can be seen throughout the park.


Please make sure you bring water and sun protection for the hike. The current weather forecast calls for a nice hiking morning, but that can also change and get warmer.


Dogs are not permitted on these trails.


The group steps off at 8:40. If you are late I apologize in advance for leaving you behind.


Get Out There, Orange County - Let's go explore another trail we drive past all the time.





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  • Judy

    Im still here,

    August 25, 2013

  • Anita

    Thank you again for making all of us feel welcome. Kelly enjoyed meeting all of you. I enjoyed starting my morning with a hike and the wildlife was an added treat.

    June 17, 2013

  • Laura S

    Nice hike, I thought we were going to Sleepy Hollow Trail too. Oh yeah, we ditched it so we could enjoy the concourse trail. Thank you Lance, you trail blazer!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Erica

    Great hike today! Thanks Lance!!!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Clara

    Thank you Lance!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Lance

    Pretty good hike this morning. all the deer were a nice bonus. Thanks all for coming out. And thank you Laura for the recommendation on this trail.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • JaneyM

    Hey Lance On a scale of 1 to 5 what's the difficulty of this hike? I'm hiking Crystal Cove on Saturday and want to make sure I'm up for it thanks

    June 12, 2013

    • Bob O.

      The bikes get you to the bar quicker?

      June 15, 2013

    • Laura S

      Sure Bob, as long as you BYOB (Bike).

      June 16, 2013

  • PLA

    So sorry to miss this Lance . . . Haven't missed one since I started but I have to get ready for my trip. Lance, I'll be in touch

    June 16, 2013

  • Jonnie

    This is probably the next to the last weekend of helping my daughter renovate her new home. I'm missing that Zen moment that I get from these hikes. I'll see you all when this weekend project comes to an end.

    June 15, 2013

  • Bob O.

    I'll be cutting it close. I hope to make it in time.

    June 15, 2013

  • Anita

    See you in the morning.

    June 15, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    Sorry, But I'm doing a Shore dive in Laguna Beach.

    June 15, 2013

  • Brenda

    Other plans

    June 12, 2013

  • Favi G.

    Yay! A Hiking we Will go!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Tracy

    I think I can...I think I can... :)

    June 12, 2013

  • Bonnie M.

    Good hike

    June 12, 2013

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