Hiking Group

Hiking Group

For our March hike, we will hike Chiquita Ridge, starting at Dove Canyon Waterfalls, taking Tijeras Canyon trail to the ridge. We will have beautiful views of Santa Margarita, Coto De Caza and south county.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024

Time: 7:50 a.m. Gather, pray. Hike at 8 a.m.

Short hike: This is a balloon hike, meaning we’ll go out and come back along the ‘string’ and do a loop (the balloon) at the top. It is a ridge trail, which means some hills. You can join us and go as far as you like, then return back the same way. Tijeras Canyon trail starts along a housing tract in Coto, with wilderness on one side. After we cross Coto de Caza Dr, the trail is all wilderness. All dirt.

Main hike: We’ll go along the ridge until Chiquita Ridge ends, then return. About 4.75 miles. Elevation around 550 feet.

Advanced: The advanced group will go down a steep hill and do a loop coming up another steep hill to return to the ridge, then head back. About the same distance but with a larger hill, so more elevation.

Directions: Take Alicia towards the mountains. Make a right on Santa Margarita Parkway. Continue until it t’s. Make a right onto Plano Trabuco, third left onto Dove Canyon Drive. The waterfalls are immediately on your right. Park along the street. Free street parking.

Meet up: by the waterfalls close to the corner of Plano Trabuco and Dover Canyon Dr.

Bathrooms: Not available.

Breakfast afterwards (optional): Celinda’s, 29870 Santa Margarita Pkwy, RSM. https://celindas.com

RSVP: Appreciated but not required. You can just show up. We’d love to have you.

Join our Facebook page ‘MHC Hiking Group’ for more information, pictures, and possible last minute updates.


Mar 09 2024


7:50 am
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