Red Rock Canyon is very popular for a good reason. The trail to it makes its way up a oak wooded canyon eventually ending in a smooth red rock canyon like you’d expect to see in Arizona and is very unique in Orange County.
Will first hike up Borrego Trail then Red Rock Trail to Red Rock Canyon. After a rest among the red rocks, we will come back down on Red Rock Trail to Mustard Road. Continue on Mustard Road then connect to a single track trail to Billy Goat, then to Whiting Spur Road to the Four Corners. After a rest at Four Corners, we will continue with Whiting Spur Road to Mustard Road, then take Borrego Trail back to the trail head.
See park info and trail map at this link:
Distance : 6 – 7 miles
Elevation: 1000 ft
General Rating: Level 2 MODERATE, moderate pace, Download RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) to read more about difficulty levels.
PARKING: The parking lot for Whiting Ranch Red Rock Trail head is small and has a $3 fee. Ralph’s parking lot near the trailhead does not allow parking. It’s best to park in the large shopping center across Portola Parkway and walk across the street to the trail head. We’ll meet by the large “sundial” next to the trailhead. There are two portable toilets at the trailhead and no facilities on the trail.
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