Tag: hiking Santa Ana Mountains

Santiago Trail to Old Camp

  Location: Modjeska Grade Road, Orange County. Modjeska Grade Road is located off of Santiago Canyon Road, 8.8 miles north of I-5 (via El Toro Road) and 15 miles southeast of the 55 Freeway (via Chapman Ave.) Make a hairpin left turn if you’re coming from the north; right if from the south. Modjeska Grade…

Santiago Trail, Orange County, CA

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San Mateo Peak

San Mateo Peak Location: Santa Ana Mountains in eastern Orange County.  From I-5 in San Jaun Capistrano, take highway 74 northeast for 23 miles.  Just past the ranger station, turn right (south) on South Main Divide Road.  Drive 2.8 miles and park at a dirt turnout on the right side of the road.  From Lake…

Trail marked by a dinosaur in the Santa Ana Mountains, Riverside County, CA

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Sierra Peak from Coal Canyon

Location: Corona, near the Orange/Riverside County boundary. From the 91 Freeway, take the Green River exit and head west for half a mile to a parking lot on the right side of the road, a quarter mile before the entrance to the golf club. Agency: Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve/Cleveland National Forest (Trabuco Ranger District)/Chino Hills…

Fire break, Sierra Peak, Santa Ana Mountains

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Tijeras Creek Trail

Location: The Tijeras Creek Trail has several access points. This write-up starts from Canada Vista Park, 24328 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita. From the 5 Freeway, take the Oso Parkway exit (88). Head east on Oso Parkway (turn left if you are coming from the north; right if from the south) for 2.7 miles to…

Tijeras Creek Trail, Orange County, CA

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Bedford Peak

Location: Santa Ana Mountains near the town of Silverado, eastern Orange County.  From the south, take I-5 to the El Toro Road exit.  Go northeast on El Toro for 11.6 miles (it becomes Santiago Canyon Road on the way), and go right (east) on Silverado Canyon Road.  At 5.4 miles, park at the forest gate.…

View from Bedford Peak, Orange County, CA

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