OK Hikers, it's time to try out a new trail park once again. I've been thinking about this one all year long and the weather is supposed to be great for hiking this Sunday.
Caspers Wilderness Park is an 8,000-acre protected preserve nestled among the river terraces and sandstone canyons of the western coastal Santa Ana Mountains. One of the largest parks in the OC Parks system, its many fertile valleys are complemented by groves of native Coastal Live Oak and Magnificent stands of California Sycamore. Seasonal wildflower displays and running streams add to this wilderness parks rich beauty, and abundant wildlife can be seen from the parks numerous trails.
When you get inside the park, work your way to the Old Corral picnic area. It should be well marked, or ask the ranger station at the gate as you enter. We will meet up at the historic windmill, which looks exactly like a historic windmill should. From there we will step off and discover a new hiking area for us.
The hike itself will be about 5 miles and I don't plan on making it too difficult. But since I have not been to Caspers for hiking I can only go by the trail guide.
Parking costs 5 dollars and we begin the hike at 8:40. As usual, if you are late I apologize for leaving you behind. Please plan to give yourself a little extra time to get there.
Make sure you bring plenty of water and sun protection as you see fit.
See you on the trails.