Orange County is home to some of the most beautiful protected wilderness areas in the entire country. During June, OCTA is hosting two events to encourage visitors to enjoy the natural landscape and see Orange County as it was yesterday and as it will be tomorrow.
During a special family event on Saturday, June 9, visitors can discover the beauty of Trabuco Rose Preserve in south Orange County with a free short and easy half-mile (one way) hike. For those who want to trek the full-loop trail, the moderate hike is about two miles. Children can create nature-related crafts, learn about the surrounding protected lands, and enjoy a mild hike that’s fit for feet of all sizes.
All ages are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Activities are appropriate for children ages 4 and over. No strollers are permitted on the trail.
On Saturday, June 30, Trabuco Rose Preserve will be the site of a one-hour moderate-to-experienced equestrian ride. Bring your horse and enjoy the view.
Trabuco Rose Preserve is one of seven properties acquired as part of the Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program made possible by Measure M (also known as OC Go), which puts tax dollars to work locally. The comprehensive Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program preserves and restores natural habitats and allows for expedited delivery of freeway projects. The properties are located in Trabuco Canyon, Brea, Silverado Canyon, and Laguna Beach. Together, they total more than 1,300 acres.
Pre-registration is required for both events at www.preservingourlegacy.org.