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James Dilley Preserve

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Hike or Train Run: Inside loop and outside loop.

Maybe 5 miles if you do both inside and outside loops, so this is great for beginner or more... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2016
jeri f
Irvine, California
Short hike to Barbara's Lake

Easy (relatively flat) hike to Barbara's Lake where you may get lucky and spot the osprey. Good... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2016
Mission Viejo, CA
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Aug 6, 2018
“a natural lake”
Aug 7, 2016
“Hike or Train Run: Inside loop and outside loop.”
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Cool and beautiful to visit after winter rains in February when wild flowers start blooming. Avoid during the dry, hot summer months

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

Maybe 5 miles if you do both inside and outside loops, so this is great for beginner or more advanced depending on what you do. If you go in Spring, you will get to see all the wildflowers

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

Easy (relatively flat) hike to Barbara's Lake where you may get lucky and spot the osprey. Good honor system parking lot and well marked paths. Recommend going in the morning when it's cool. We did a three mile loop and then headed out for a...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed April 2, 2016

There are few places that bring serenity to a tangible level, but the Preserve does it naturally. Here I find the solitude necessary to decompress from the hectic world we live in! It's a 'must do' for anyone who values giving their inner spirit the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

Great little spot tucked away in the Laguna Canyon. You never really get away from the noise of the traffic, but it is a lovely spot for some exercise.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

I did a hike with a group of 5 Saturday, Feb. 13. We started at 8:30 and did 3 +/- miles. Enjoyed the beauty of this area. The wildflowers weren't out, or maybe we missed them. The trail to Barbara's Lake is smooth and level...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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