Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Aliso and Wood Canyons Park

“WOW,” I believe “wow” is the word you’re looking for when describing Aliso & Woods Wilderness Park.

Thirty nine hundred (3,900) acres of wilderness, took Rachell and I on a seven and a half mile trek in and around the park.  We sat atop on look-out points that gave way to views of Irvine, the Orange County Great Park, as well as, Laguna Beach and the Pacific Ocean.

What I liked most about this park, was the variety of trails that led into thick canopies, creeks, meadows and rocky hills.  The inclines here were narrow with gouges and rocks that broke to steep drops.  These trails are used by mountain bikers, so WATCH OUT.  Seriously, always keep your head up, eyes open and hear with your ears.

Aliso and Wood Canyons Park






We also viewed a variety of wildlife, ducks, birds and frogs…We saw a wood-pecker, which was neat, and a couple of mallards.  Plenty of oaks and other trees, a variety of grasses that lead to big meadows… It was easy to see that this acreage was once owned by a rancher, check out the old corral in the photos.

I think, by far, that I enjoyed this park the most out of the three we’ve seen and hiked (Santiago Oaks Regional Park & Peters Canyon Regional Park).

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