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Rancho Santa Margarita

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Recommended Routes in Rancho Santa Margarita - 4

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Favorite The top of Bell Peak flies this beautiful flag.
Intermediate

Bell Peak Out and Back

3.8 mi 6.1 km 1,135' Up 345.81 m Up 1,134' Down 345.7 m Down

Trabuco…, CA
Favorite Vista Trail near the bottom
Intermediate

O'Neill Park Loop Vista Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km 668' Up 203.7 m Up 668' Down 203.57 m Down

Rancho…, CA
Favorite Slightly below the actual peak is this rock formation, which is a great photo op.
Intermediate/Difficult

Modjeska/Santiago Peak

13.6 mi 21.9 km 4,360' Up 1328.96 m Up 4,359' Down 1328.69 m Down

Trabuco…, CA
Favorite Some small creek crossings.
Intermediate

Trabuco Creek Out-and-Back

14.5 mi 23.4 km 1,074' Up 327.5 m Up 1,075' Down 327.53 m Down

Las Flores, CA

Rancho Santa Margarita Hiking

  • 67 Miles 108 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Rancho Santa Margarita - 10

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10.2 mi 16.3 km #1Bell View Trail
Difficult
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Difficult
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
4.1 mi 6.7 km #2Live Oak Trail
Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #3Hoffman Homestead Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Vista Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Trabuco Canyon, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Trabuco Canyon, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Edna Spaulding Trail
Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6Bell View Trail Alternative
Intermediate
Trabuco Canyon, CA
Intermediate
Trabuco Canyon, CA
5.7 mi 9.2 km #7Arroyo Trabuco Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #8Coyote Trail
Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Intermediate
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
4.0 mi 6.5 km #9Tijeras Creek Trail
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #10Harding Truck Trail
Intermediate
Trabuco Canyon, CA
Intermediate
Trabuco Canyon, CA

Photos of Rancho Santa Margarita - 14

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Great day for a hike
Nov 2, 2018 near Rancho…, CA
View of Santiago Peak.
Nov 2, 2018 near Rancho…, CA
Horses and hikers only on this part of the trail. Lots of shade. Beautiful!
Nov 10, 2018 near Trabuco…, CA
Vista Trail near the bottom
Nov 10, 2018 near Trabuco…, CA
View of Trbuco Canyon Community Church across the cactus meadow.
Nov 10, 2018 near Trabuco…, CA
The trail meanders across the hillside
Nov 2, 2018 near Trabuco…, CA
Take in great views of Saddleback Mountain from the Bell View Trail.
May 30, 2017 near Trabuco…, CA
Lots of beautiful flora.
Nov 2, 2018 near Trabuco…, CA