This Meetup was canceled.
MEET TIME: 7:20 AM DEPARTURE TIME: 7:30 AM
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.
ABOUT THE HIKE:
This is not an introductory hike. Though the pace is 2 to 2.5 mph, you will get cardio due to the hills. Meet and park at the end of S. Hidden Canyon Rd. & East Overlook Terrace in Anaheim Hills. Departing by 7:30 am, we head out on Anaheim Hills Trail into Santiago Oaks Regional Park. We will then hike together on several trails incorporating hills for a good workout and beautiful scenic views. Terrain can be uneven so shoes with good traction are recommended. Depending on the trails selected for the day and the pace of the group, we will hike for 5 to 6+ miles for 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours, stopping for a snack about half way through. Dogs are allowed on 6 ft. or shortre leash, however please be respectful of others and know your dog's limitation.
NOTE: Check your emai for possible updates on the morning of event day. Rain, extreme heat or low participation (3 or less) MAY cancel hike. Please email host if you need additional information.
DIRECTIONS: Santiago Oak Regional Park - East Overlook Entrance. Corner of E. Overlook Terrace and S. Hidden Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA. The closest address is 1175 S. Hidden Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA.
NECESSITIES: Adequate water (2 to 3 liters), hat, sunscreen, snack, layered clothing to adjust to climate change. Trekking Poles are optional. Bring extra water if you bring dog.
PARK INFO: For more information about the park, visit: http://www.ocparks.com/santiagooaks/
DISCLAIMER: Before undertaking any outdoor activity described on this site, it is your personal and exclusive responsibility to ensure that the activity is appropriate for you, that you have researched the activity description, and that you have proper training, equipment, and physical conditioning to safely participate in the planned activity.
NOTICE OF LIABILITY RELEASE: BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS AND YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF, AND YOUR SAFETY. YOU RELEASE HIKING OC FROM ALL LIABILITY ATTRIBUTED TO ANY POTENTIAL INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS SUSTAINED; PERSONAL OR OTHERWISE, AND YOU PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL MYSELF, HIKING OC, ITS ORGANIZERS, CO-ORGANIZERS, ASSISTANT ORGANIZERS, VOLUNTEERS, OR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, HEALTH RELATED, PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE FROM ANY HIKING OC CLUB ACTIVITIES. Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks and snake bites. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***