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Experience a Wilderness Preserve on Horseback

This month, come explore the wild side of Orange County with a free equestrian ride hosted by OCTA and made possible by OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Though this is the third-most populous county in the state, it’s home to some of the most beautiful, protected wilderness areas in the country.

On September 17, join us for an equestrian ride at Trabuco Rose Preserve, a 396-acre parcel located northwest of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita in Trabuco Canyon. It’s bordered by the Cleveland National Forest to the north and Trabuco Creek to the south, while Hickey Creek drains the western side. The Preserve features rolling terrain with elevations ranging from 1,120 to 1,650 feet above mean sea level. Participants must bring their own horses.

Before you go, learn here about the animals and plants native to the area.

Register, learn more about OCTA’s preservation efforts, and get answers to your questions here.