Directions to our Favorite Trails

SANTIAGO OAKS REGIONAL PARK

Click here for link to directions.
Parking is $3 on weekdays and $ 5 on weekends.

LIMESTONE CANYON

***THIS PARK IS ONLY OPEN DURING OPEN ACCESS DAYS, TRESPASSERS WILL BE CITED***

To get here on those open access days click HERE.

SANTIAGO PEAK

The parking lot is located about 4.5 miles up Trabuco Creek Rd. The first 3 miles are accessible by car. The remainder 1.5 miles are only accessible by foot, high clearance vehicle or a 4×4 vehicle.

THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

The parking lot is located at the end Camp Bonta Prairie Fork Rd.  The parking lot fills up quick but additional parking is located on the shoulder of the road. A forest Adventure is required. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

THE LADDER CANYON

The parking area is at the end of the 4 mile Painted Canyon Road. Be careful not to park in the loose sand as you may get stuck. Click here for directions.

RED ROCKS OF BLACK STAR CANYON

The parking lot entrance is located just after the Peltzer Pine Tree Farm and is the 2nd gate on the left. Click here for directions.

STURTEVANT AND HERMIT FALLS

parking fills up quick so arrive early gates open at 6am. Parking is permitted on the turnouts before the actual parking lot click here for directions

EATON CANYON WATERFALL

Parking for Eaton Canyon Falls is located at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center and is free of charge.

DRIPPING CAVE / CAVE ROCK-
ALISO AND WOOD CANYONS WILDERNESS PARK

Directions to the trailhead can be found Here. Parking is $3 but free parking is also available on the street if you get there early enough.

FISH CANYON WATERFALL

–THIS HIKE IS SEASONAL,READ BLOG FOR DETAILS —
The parking lot is located at the end of

Fish Canyon Rd. Parking is free. 

BLACKSTAR CANYON

There isn’t a true parking lot. Everyone parks at the end of the road at the gate. There is no fee and you are not required to have a pass.

Black Star Canyon Parking Lot Silverado, CA 92676

WATERFALLS OF TRABUCO CANYON

Both waterfalls are accessible via Trabuco Creek Rd.

The first and more impressive of the 2 waterfalls is Falls Canyon Waterfall From the entrance (set your odometer) and drive 3.4 miles on Trabuco Creek rd and park on a turnout. Drop down to the creek and look for the small canyon entrance. There will be a small stream of water that empties into Trabuco Creek. Cross the creek and head up the trail for .4 miles. Enjoy!

The trail head to the 2nd waterfall, Holy Jim, can be found about 4.5 miles up Trabuco Creek Rd. Until you reach the Holy Jim parking lot. Once here head left on the trail directly behind the map until you reach the Holy Jim Trailhead. Stay on this trail until you reach the waterfall.

  • Holy Jim 2.8 miles r/t
  • Falls Canyon Waterfall .8 miles r/t
  • You will need a Forest Adventure Pass to park here.
  • High clearance vehicle is recommended
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