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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..

 

This is another newer hike for the group, and I think we need to try it a 2nd time. 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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  • Laura S

    Very nice hike, stayed on the right trails!

    August 25, 2013

  • Adriana

    Great hike, great place...thanks Lance!

    August 25, 2013

  • Elle

    Thanks Lance

    August 25, 2013

  • Judy

    Got lost getting here. Google maps. Got here at 9:15 on. Da vinci. Tried to catch up with you. Never saw you. Went up Dreaded Hill.Hot and definitely not beginner. Didnt know where I was going.Finally got back to car. Nice place to hike

    August 25, 2013

  • Giselle

    Could not find meeting location...when I did group was gone. Sorry, next time

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Lance

      Sorry Giselle. Hope to see you our there next time.

      August 25, 2013

  • Yasmin K

    My schedule is unpredictable I am on call and may have to work. Hope to join you all next time

    August 25, 2013

  • Erica

    Have to cancel. Sprained ankle! ARGH!

    August 24, 2013

  • Lance

    Should be a great morning for a hike tomorrow. Looking forward to getting us all lost !!

    August 24, 2013

  • Yasmin K

    Hi just a quick question
    Approximately what is the elevation and Gain?
    Level:? Intermediate? Beginner?

    August 24, 2013

    • Lance

      Yasmin - this hike will have just over 400 feet in elevation gain at a little over 4.5 miles. We don't move at a super fast pace, I'd call it a beginner hike with a few areas of effort.

      August 24, 2013

  • Lance

    FYI, Black and Decker is now called Spectrum Brands. The meetup map is still good, please park on the street.

    August 23, 2013

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