Aliso and Wood Canyons Wildflower Hike in Aliso Viejo

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We ventured out on an Aliso Wood Canyons wildflower hike not really expecting to see this incredible variety of blooms. Most people think of wildflowers in Southern California as fields of golden poppies or yellow mustard plants (non-native invasive species). True wildflower spotting takes a little patience and looking VERY closely at your surroundings. I've hiked this route … [Read more...]

Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo

Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo

Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo is a favorite for families because of all the play options. If you're a sports player, there are tennis courts, a basketball court and a fitness course. Shade covers over the playground make it a nice option for summer. Views of Saddleback Valley greet walkers around the sidewalk loop. And there are plenty of green grassy hills to roll … [Read more...]

Aliso Viejo Walk: Stroll from Foxborough Park to Hillview Park

Aliso Viejo Walk

A nice Aliso Viejo walk takes you along the Aliso Creek bike/hiking trail paralleling Alicia Parkway from Foxborough Park to Hillview Park.  These two parks weren't on my radar because there are no playgrounds at either (and no bathrooms!).  However, they are perfect for a brisk walk outdoors with kids in a jogging stroller. Location: Foxborough Park is off Deerhurst near … [Read more...]

Westridge Park in Aliso Viejo for Shade on Lazy Afternoons


Westridge Park in Aliso Viejo is one of those parks where I could hang out all day.  Unfortunately, the lack of restrooms makes that an impossibility -- but you know what I mean.  The kids seem happy to dig in the sand and explore the corners of this hidden park. Directions to Westridge Park: From I-5, exit at Oso Parkway which turns into Pacific Park as it crosses La Paz.  … [Read more...]