Aliso Creek Trail
Day #641 * Hike #757 * New Track #625
Saturday August 18, 2012
Aliso Creek Trail - Lake Forest, California
Pebble Creek Park - Darrin Park
My Tripometer: 1.5 Hours * 1.75 Miles * +50 Feet
Follow the driving instructions from my previous hike to: Lake Mission Viejo. From the Park, turn right on Olympiad and then left on Marguerite. Make a right on Alicia Parkway and then another right on Trabuco (all main streets with traffic lights). About a mile down Trabuco, turn right on Manalastas. There are many spots that you can reach the Aliso Creek Trail but I chose these stairs which you will see on your left.
I hiked to the west at first. After crossing under Trabuco, I took a picture of the bridge at the top of the page. I then turned back and ran about a mile to:
Pebble Creek Park
I turned off the main trail and made a sharp turn to the left which lead me down here...
Aliso Park is a Trailer Park, but...
The trail lead to Darrin Park
Across the Park
I met Ayden and Jessi at this park and shared their ice cream. It's hot out here; no coastal breeze. Mission Viejo is like Thousand Oaks and Laguna is like Malibu. **Looking at the clock, we had to get back because Alyssa was soon to play her next soccer game. If I get back down this way, I will try to go further down this bike path. It appears to go quite a ways. There are so many public trails in the Mission Viejo area. We randomly come across this one and as you will see tomorrow; ditto that...