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Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

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33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
+1 949-923-2207
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For Two Hours or Two Days

Even if it's cold, you can get outdoors at Caspers Wilderness Park. There's so much: camping... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
Tucson, Arizona
Nice park close to urban areas

My wife and I enjoyed a nice picnic lunch on pergola cover tables near the nature center, which was... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
Andrew J
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33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
+1 949-923-2207
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Even if it's cold, you can get outdoors at Caspers Wilderness Park. There's so much: camping, hiking, walking, playground, kid activities, visitor's center, historic farm sites. Lots of acreage and many different hiking and walking trails take you and your family through riverine, desert, and...More

1  Thank Lanjohns
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a nice picnic lunch on pergola cover tables near the nature center, which was closed and so the crowds very lite. The view were great. We hiked a moderate trail and really enjoyed the openness. We saw sign of mountain...More

1  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Bring your hiking shoes, water, snacks and a camera! This is a great park in which to spend an afternoon hiking and exploring. With the recent rains, it's green and the creek has a nice amount of water. We walked down near the edge and...More

1  Thank FALCA12
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Great location. Went again yesterday for a kid party -- hiking along the creek, catching baby frogs, playing sack races...reminiscent of our childhood and no electronics for the kids! YAY!

1  Thank Debbie C
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Casper's has some great day use for picnics and a few decent trails. It's not as picturesque as other parks manage by OC Parks, but is a great visit.

1  Thank Bubuflu
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Lots of hiking trails, camping spots, bathrooms, Nature center, gorgeous views, varying landscape (cactus and trees), and a really great playground for kids! I took our 3 yo and 6 yo on the Nature Trail hike, it was perfect for them (easy) and we all...More

1  Thank Rachel C
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Never been here before. Was looking for a place to hike with my daughter. Just kind of happened on this place. Huge campground, nature center. Only 5 dollars for all day use. Lots of trails very well marked. Good trail map. Restrooms that are clean...More

1  Thank Kyle B
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Many levels of hikes available. It was nice to be in the wilderness. Lots of old oak trees gave plenty of shade. A great place to bring your horse (if u have one). So close to down town Capistrano but you are in the country....More

1  Thank sparkler888
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

The natural setting is hard to beat, beautiful, expansive, mature cacti, amazing valley teaming with every local fauna (except dogs, the only bummer). The nature center has a nice elevated deck for watching/spotting wildlife or just taking pictures. This place has all the normal elements...More

2  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have hiked and camped at Caspers many times. Much of the park is on exposed slopes which can be very hot during summer. On hot days we prefer to hike on the Live Oak Trail which is through a beautiful grove of Oak and...More

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Response from JDSC319 | Reviewed this property |
Take Ortega Highway from the 5 freeway, and it's about 15 minutes. As Repub76 says, it's a nice smooth drive--and pretty. It's two lanes, but it's actually a highway, so it's nicely maintained.