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Red Rock Canyon, Whiting Ranch - BEGINNER +

  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park: Borrego Trail Entrance

    26701 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA (map)

    33.680973 -117.664299

  • Joel will be standing next to the obelisk wearing a psychedelic shirt. Cell phone: [masked]
  • Note the earlier starting time. 

    ABOUT THE HIKE:  The crown jewel of Whiting Ranch Regional Park is an ancient sea bed that is 20 millions of years old. This scenic area, reminiscent of Utah's canyonlands, is the objective of our beginner's hike. We'll pass through a lovely canyon shaded by oak trees and sycamores and a dry wash before going up a slight uphill to the Red Rocks. We will follow the Borrego Trail to the Mustard Road, then veer off onto the Red Rock Trail. Our leader will point out any interesting natural features along the way. The trip is 4.4 miles round trip and should take us about two hours.

    Wear a hat, appropriate hiking shoes, and sunscreen. Bring plenty of water and a snack to enjoy when we reach our destination.

    ADDITIONAL NOTES: Dogs are not allowed on the Whiting Ranch trails.

    DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take the Bake exit from the 5 Freeway heading inland about 5 miles.... turn left on Portola Parkway about one-half mile.... turn right at Market Street.... turn left immediately into the trailhead parking lot. On the right is a Ralphs Shopping Center. The day use charge for the trailhead parking is 3 dollars.  Parking across Portola behind the McDonald's is free and ample.

    DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Rita

    can we take a dog with us?

    November 29

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  • Joel S.
    Sunset Naturalist,
    Event Host

    Getting better.

  • Rita +1
  • Kmc
  • Michelle C. +1

    I really enjoy doing things outside and exploring new areas

  • Vickie
    Trouble Maker,

    Originally from Ohio - true Californian at heart! Love the coastal area and to travel to other... more

  • John M.

    I like to hike to connect with nature, de-stress, and stay fit, and the Sunset group has been great!

  • Tanya K

    I love the outdoors. I bike and hike and look forward to doing more of it.... more

  • Golnar J.

    I love hiking and being out in the nature.

  • Rich L.

    My wife and I have been hiking for several years but have always enjoyed lots of walking.

  • Ruth L.

    I have been hiking for several years and am looking to expand to include other groups.

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