Borrego Parking Lot
26701 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Glenn Ranch Road Parking Lot
27901 Glenn Ranch Rd., Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
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Dogs not permitted.
Trails may be closed for up to three days following rain.
Office Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Parking Fee: $3 daily. Machine accepts $1 bills and quarters or Visa/Master Card and OC Parks Annual Pass.
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park encompasses approximately 2,500 acres of riparian and oak woodland canyons, rolling grassland hills and steep slopes of coastal sage scrub and chaparral. The park is highlighted by scenic rock formations, including the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. There are three intermittent streams: Borrego, Serrano and Aliso Creek meandering through the park, each hosting an abundance of wildlife. Remnants of the former cattle ranching days can be seen throughout the park.
Whiting Ranch is open 7 a.m. to sunset, year-round, except after rain. Call the park office for current trail closures at (949) 923-2245.
The park contains 23 trails totaling approximately 17 miles of graded roads and single-track trails, providing excellent opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The Red Rock Canyon and Billy Goat trails are reserved for hikers only. The park also provides connectivity to other trails belonging to the OC Parks Regional Trails system, including the Edison Riding and Hiking Trail, Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail, Aliso Creek Bikeway, and Aliso-Serrano Riding and Hiking Trail.