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Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

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Address: 33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Wonderful Wilderness Park!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 enjoyed the landscape. After, the playground was a hit. It's a really nice playground...next time... More 

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and scattered throught the park. Trails are marked if multiple use with mountain bike and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles 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. Clean bathroom facilities are appreciated. There was a nominal fee to enter the park but... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of a full campground including a large play area for kids and picnic areas for... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 Sycamore trees. The last time we were there that trail was closed for maintenance. Even... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

This small park feels so far away from civilization when you hike, but is just 15 min from I-5. We hike there often and this weekend we say a small herd of Mule Deer, including the buck, come towards us through the morning mist. We've also seen Bobcats--but luckily, no Mountain Lions, although they do inhabit the area. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We used a group campsite with our church. Very nice facilities. We went on a great hike and visited the Nature Center. We would return even for an individual site camping weekend.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Yes, exactly. We camped for 3 days in late February. The hills were verdant green. The campground was empty. The days were warm and sunny. Overnight we had light fog and chilly temperatures. It was glorious. We have been twice before for picnic lunches. There is a large children's play area and a Nature Center that is open on weekends.... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

It's beautiful in Casper's Park. We took a lovely walk and had a picnic. Saw some deer! The visitor center is very interesting as well. We live nearby and go several times a year. The only drawback is that we can't bring our dog with us, even on a leash.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

My favorite of all the Orange County parks, Caspers is uniquely situated next to the Cleveland National Forest off the Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano. In Spring the hillsides are awash with colorful wildflowers. Hiking trails are clearly marked so that you can get away completely from the urban sprawl. In fact, at various lookouts you won't find a... More 

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