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Explore Trabuco Canyon on Horseback

Join OCTA to experience one of the most beautiful areas of Orange County during a free equestrian ride.

On March 19, explore 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.

All riders must provide their own horse. All participants must sign a liability waiver and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited. For more information, contact Marissa Espino at 714.560.5607. To learn more, visit www.preservingourlegacy.org.

Throughout the year, OCTA hosts equestrian rides and hikes on various open space Preserves that are permanently protected. The excursions provide special access to some of Orange County's pristine open space to enjoy the natural landscape. View the calendar here.

The program is made possible by OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.