Need to Know
Shared trail use with mountain and cyclocross bikers. This area is rattlesnake and mountain lion territory. The trail gets full sun during the day and does not have protection from trees. The trail is nested between two major roads, Lake Forest Blvd and Bake Parkway, so you are never more than a quarter mile away from civilization.
The trail starts at the corner of Bake Parkway and Toledo Road in Lake Forest. The initial section runs behind a quiet neighborhood, and is also frequented by horses and bikers. After about a mile, you need to cross Trabucco Road (there is a pedestrian crossing to help). Once on the north side of Trabucco, bear right to re-enter the trail.
The next 4.0 miles or so are all off-road behind residences or office buildings, passing underneath streets where needed. At about mile 4.0, there are several tables with seating and garbage cans, but no water fountains.
Parking is possible along much of the trail on neighborhood streets from where you can access it on numerous entries. Just past Dimension Drive, you pass Lake Forest Nature Park and bear right to cross the creek. The end of the trail is at the Gate 5 entrance to Whiting Ranch.
Shared By: Tina Bach