The hike goes through some of Orange County's best wilderness areas to one of its most amazing geological formations. This spectacular and lush canyon includes thick oak woodlands, streamside habitats, year-round springs and an iconic geological formation called "the Sinks,” often compared to a mini-Grand Canyon. A rich diversity of plants and animals as well as an unusual variety of natural habitats make Limestone a true favorite among hikers, mountain bikers and naturalists of all types.
All participants MUST pre-register online. Append your First Name with the words "The Weekday Hikers."
Select the option for email confirmation.
You will be placed on a list for check-in at the Augustine Staging Area.
You cannot access the trail system without registering.
Standard hike is about 9 miles with moderate elevation gain. I would like to extend that depending on access. You can do as little or as much as you like. There will be maps available at check-in site and guides scattered about the open space.
Lunch will be at Cook's Corner
From the 241 Toll Road Traveling South....
•Exit Santiago Canyon Road
•Turn Left onto Santiago Canyon Road
• Follow Santiago Canyon Road approximately 3.25 miles
• Turn Right into the Augustine Staging Area directly after going under a white bridge (it is the only bridge over Santiago Canyon Road)
If your map program tells you to take Jeffrey north to Santiago, get a new map and take Jamboree to Santiago
NOTE: If the gate is closed, the sign says “Hicks Haul Road Gate.” The gate will be opened at the start time of the event.
See PDF map
When you view Goole Map for directions check or uncheck options for Toll Road as you see fit.