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    Trabuco Canyon, California

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    San Clemente, CA
    Trailblazer | 756 pts
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    4/4/2008
    This quick, but satisfying, hike is one that should be done as part of a nice day at Caspers Wilderness Park. As a stand-alone trek, it's a bit short to justify the trip to the park but well worth walking, nonetheless.

    On the day we went, the chapparal grasses and wildflowers were knee to ankle-high which obscured portions of the trail if you're watching out for slithery critters or potholes created by ground-dwelling rodents and the equine modes of transport that also utilize the trail.

    The oak accented trail is relatively flat as it enters a wee valley between ridges but then climbs steeply up to the exposed top. A "false peak" fools you into thinking you've reached the top after the climb, as you discover that you've got just a little more climbing to do to bag this peak. Portions of the climb were pretty dusty from use, so watch your footing and be sure to take your camera to snap some nice shots looking up and down the Ortega Hwy corridor.

    Combine this with the Oak Trail loop and you've got yourself a nice day at Caspers Wilderness Park.
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    Trail Information

    Trabuco Canyon
    Nearby City
    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    1.5
    Distance
    400 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy
    Skill Level
    1 hour
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    OC Parks: CWP
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