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Kick Off Summer with A Free Wilderness Ride

Summer is a glorious time to explore OCTA’s permanently protected wilderness preserves.

On July 15, OCTA will host a free docent-led equestrian ride through the 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.

All riders must provide their own horse and sign a liability waiver. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited. For more information, contact Marissa Espino at 714.560.5607. Learn more here.

Throughout the year, OCTA hosts rides and hikes led by docents 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, also known as Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.