MHC Hiking August 13, 2022
For our August hike, we'll explore some new trails in the James Dilley Preserve.
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: Meet at 7:20 a.m., gather, pray, hike at 7:30 a.m.
This hike has hills.
Shorter hike: We'll cross the street from where we park and enter the preserve at Woods End Trail Entrance on El Toro. Go up the hill to the ridge. Hike along the ridge while enjoying the views. Go down Gravel Trail. Stop by Barbara's Lake. Take Lake Trail to Sunflower Trail. Once we're at the top, you can continue on the ridge and go back down Woods End Trail.
Main hike: From the top of Sunflower, we'll go down Mariposa Trail, then continue on Lake Trail to the parking lot, head up Canyon Trail, take Ridgecrest Trail (Black Jack) to the top, then head back down Woods End.
Directions: We are parking on Hummingbird Lane in Aliso Viejo. If you come down El Toro from the 5 (towards Laguna Beach), make a left on Aliso Creek, then your first right on Hummingbird Ln.
Free street parking.
Bathrooms: Available at Hummingbird Park and in the parking lot of the Preserve.
Breakfast afterwards (optional): Chaupain Bakery, 24401 Ridgeroute, LH. https://www.chaupainbakery.com/
RSVP: Appreciated but not required. You can just show up. Consider joining our Facebook page ‘MHC Hiking Group’ for more information, pictures, and possible last minute changes.