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Family Hike at Ferber Ranch Preserve

Family Event: One-hour moderate hike

Explore the great outdoors during a family friendly hike! Discover the beauty of Ferber Ranch where children can create nature-related crafts, learn about the surrounding protected lands, and enjoy a mild hike that’s fit for feet of all sizes! 

All ages are welcome to attend, and activities are appropriate for children ages 4 and over. No strollers are permitted on the trail. All participants are required to sign a liability waiver and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The short and easy hike is a ½ mile one way. For those who want to trek the full-loop trail, the moderate hike is about two miles.

The Ferber Ranch Preserve is a 396-acre parcel located northwest of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita in Trabuco Canyon. It’s bordered by the Cleveland National Forest to the north and Trabuco Creek to the south, while Hickey Creek drains the western side. The Preserve features rolling terrain with elevations ranging from 1,120 to 1,650 feet above mean sea level.

The acquisition of this preserve contributes to the EMP’s goal of joining together adjacent open space areas in the foothills, while at the same time limiting urban encroachment. 

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