6531 E. Mabury, Ave., Orange, Orange, CA
ABOUT THE HIKE: Advanced Beginner level hike. 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. We will hike as a group at a moderate pace, stopping at trail junctions to regroup. Expect to take a varied loop route that includes both flat shady trails through creek side woodlands and some exposed scenic hills with magnificent views. Starting from the Mabury trailhead, we will hike Wilderness Trail, up Oak Trail to a scenic overlook, down Grasshopper Trail, through Rinker Grove, and back Wilderness Trail to the trailhead. As parts of this route are steep, rocky, single track trails, trekking poles are advised. This is a dog friendly park and hike.
Distance: 5 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Elevation gain/loss: 600 feet
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 55 Freeway, exit Katella east.... Katella turns into Villa Park Drive and then E. Santiago Canyon Road... turn left on Cannon Street... turn right on Serrano Avenue... turn right on Yellowstone.... turn left on Mabury....proceed to 6531 E Mabury Avenue... park and meetup at the brown fence across the street from the above address. Note: this is a residential neighborhood so please be respectful. Please arrive ten minutes early for orientation and introductions.
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 and all 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.