Hiking Trails: Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA

If you’re looking for some Orange County, CA hiking trails, the Caspers Wilderness Park should be on your list. It is the largest park established in Orange County, CA and has many trails to explore with views of the Cleveland National Forest. With 8,000 acres, you’ll have plenty to explore! To the north it is bordered by the Audubon Society’s Starr Ranch Sanctuary.

Summer shade at Caspers Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA
Summer shade at Caspers Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA

I recently visited the park in the mid-summer, so undoubtedly it was a sunny, but very hot hike. There is not a lot of shade on the trails, but when you find them the beautiful groves of Coastal Live Oaks and California Sycamores are a welcome respite from the hot sun.

My favorite part is the wildlife! Check out my picture of a baby horned lizard that I saw along the side of the trail:

A Baby Horned Lizard, Caspers Wilderness Park
A Baby Horned Lizard, Caspers Wilderness Park

Need More Information?

Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Hwy. (P. O. Box 395)
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 923-2210
casperspark@ocparks.com

4 comments

  1. Hiking Lady says:

    Hi there! Parts of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park have some shade, as well as a couple of parts of El Moro Canyon in Crystal Cove. A lot of Southern CA hiking doesn’t have a lot of shade. Happy trails!

  2. Xochitl Tryner says:

    Wonderful website. Lots of useful info here. I’m sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious. Thanks for sharing great tips!

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