O’Neill Regional Park, Orange County, California

O’Neill Regional Park is situated in Orange County, California, it is about an hour south of Los Angeles in the heart of Orange County.  It is bordered by Trabuco Canyon, Whitings Ranch, Cleveland National Forest, and the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, making it easily accessible.  The park offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian trails, day use facilities,  and connects to the trails running running south west towards the beaches.

O’Neill park is run by OC Parks and they limit the type of use of each trail.  Some trails will allow a combination of hikers, equestrians, dogs, and mountain bikers.  Single tracts are typically limited to hikers and equestrians.  Dogs are only allowed in camping facilities and the Mesa Trail (paved). Since L is spending 3 months at home with Baby S (thank you California Paid Family Leave), we have been frequenting the park a lot due to the proximity to our home. Below are some of the trails we’ve explored:

Edna Spaulding Trail

Live Oak Trail – Vista Trail – Hoffman Homestead Trail –  Coyote Trail Loop

Mesa Trail

Camping at O’Neill Regional Park

Mountain biking Arroyo Trabuco – Tijieras Creek

Links:

OC Parks – O’Neill Regional Park Main Webpage

Camping Reservations

Park Map

Park History

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