ABOUT THE HIKE: This is a 5 mile fast pace walk/hike. Our route begins from Ralph's Shopping Center in Rancho Santa Margarita, with a meet up in front of Golden Spoon Yogurt...we will start with a walk around Rancho Santa Margarita Lake to the back entry of O'Neill Regional Park...take the Mesa trail into the park...crossing Trabuco Creek within the beautiful Arroyo Trabuco...take Live Oak Trail to loop the lightly trafficked, oak shaded Edna Spaulding Trail...returning the same route to parking. These trails are multi-use and accessible year round. Total hike time will be about two hours. Dogs are not allowed on these wilderness trails. Wear shoes with good traction.
POST HIKE CELEBRATION: There are several dining options in the Ralph's Center. In addition to yogurt, the center has patio dining. Happy, hungry, sunset hikers will have earned a treat!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 5 Freeway, take the Alicia Parkway exit heading north.... turn right on Santa Margarita Parkway heading east for about 3 miles, turn left into the Ralph's Center.
DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk. By being a member of this meet-up 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 meet-up group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.