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Treat Yourself to a Walk or Ride in the Wild

Autumn is a great season to experience the beautiful areas purchased and preserved by OCTA as open space.

Come explore with a free hike or equestrian ride hosted by OCTA and made possible by OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. The events below will be the last for this year.

On November 5, the two-hour moderate-to-strenuous hike will take place at the Pacific Horizon Preserve, a 151-acre parcel located in the Southeast portion of the City of Laguna Beach. Adjacent to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, as well as Moulton Meadows Park, this preserve serves as the final open space connection between the south end of the Laguna Greenbelt, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, and the sea.

On November 19, 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.

Registration is required for both events. Register, learn more about OCTA’s preservation efforts, and get answers to your questions here.