"One way or another the hike through Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness is an engaging experience. In fact, one-way may be the best way to walk this wildland corridor from O’Neill Park to Oso Parkway across southern Orange County. With the help of a car shuttle, the hiker can enjoy a mostly downhill ramble from a nature center to a mini-mall, a journey from the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains to trail’s end near a Taco Bell. On a recent down-canyon jaunt, I experienced a collage, indeed collision, of images that included a murmuring creek, grand old oaks and sycamores, a doe and fawn browsing a flower-sprinkled meadow, as well as traffic rushing over my head on the Foothill Transportation Corridor (toll road). In places, all traces of the suburbia that sandwiches Arroyo Trabuco recedes to a respectful distance, and the hiker is left only in the company of chirping crickets, croaking frogs and twittering birds."