Serrano Creek Park: Horse Trails and Eucalyptus for a Real Rancho Feel

Serrano Creek Park

Serrano Creek Park is a great park tucked away behind the Heritage Hills Shopping Center at the corner of Lake Forest Drive and Trabuco Road. The park runs all the way to Bake Parkway with eucalyptus and willow lining the creek.

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Location: Near the corner of Lake Forest and Trabuco on Serrano Road. From the 5 freeway, take the Lake Forest exit. Follow it toward Saddleback Mountain and turn left onto Serrano Road. [Address: 25101 Serrano Road, Lake Forest] MAP to Serrano Creek Park in Lake Forest

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  • Rustic western setting near horse stables and amidst a eucalyptus grove
  • Simulated sandstone rocks provide for adventurous climbing (without the man-made hand holds)
  • Pretend car is a favorite of kids
  • There is a walking trail which runs the length of the creek to Bake Parkway
  • Renovated recently, the play equipment is fairly new and in good condition
  • Fun to see horses walk by on the trail

Be Aware:

  • Sometimes, if there is a breeze, you can smell the stable
  • Extremely windy days could be hazardous with falling debris


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  1. Brandy says

    This is a great park! We headed over there after looking at this and I feel in love. I love the woodsy feeling. I love how the playground is spread out, tons of benches, oodles of trees. We walked the path for a bit until it got dark. We also visited the horses up the hill and got to pet one as it went past the park for a walk. Beautiful park. Excited to go back again! =)


  1. […] Serrano Creek Park takes me away from city life and makes me feel like I’m playing on an old California ranch. Hear horses whinny from nearby stables and see riders trot right by the playground. The rock features and natural setting under the eucalyptus trees make it one of a kind. The nearby bathroom makes it just about perfect for any playdate. […]