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.
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:
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Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Hwy. (P. O. Box 395)
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675