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O'Neill Regional Park

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Sunset seen from the Mesa Day Use area, 11/4/12

O’Neill Regional Park is located at Trabuco Canyon on Live Oak Canyon Rd & Trabuco Canyon Road.  The park features 23 miles of trails including multi-use trails for hikers, bicycles and equestrians.  Campgrounds include 78 campsites, 4 group camps, 4 equestrian campsites and 4 day use areas.  Near the park entrance is a nature center, tot trail and playground.  And dogs are ok--see the official park brochure for more info.

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Campsite #75, 11/4/12

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Campsite #67, 11/4/12

Campgrounds are well maintained, with some shady spots and some in the open.  See more campsite photos at CampsitePhotos.com, also mouse over the campsite numbers on the reservations link, and some campsite pics dated Oct/Nov 2012 are also found on caopenspace.org Facebook photo gallery. 

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Oak Grove day use area, 11/4/12

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Eagle Grove day use area, 11/4/12

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Mesa day use area, 11/4/12

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Trail from the Mesa Day use area, decending toward Featherly Day Use area, 11/4/12

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Trabuco Creek, 11/4/12

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Playground (next to the nature center), 11/4/12


External Links:

O'Neill Regional Park Official Website & Reservations

Canyon Life website on O'Neill Park, includes area history:

Walk Simply camping reviews:

Fun Orange County Parks playground review:

Brian & Ashley’s Hiking Blog on Live Oak Trail:

Nobody Hikes in LA hiking website on West Live Oak Trail, Edna Spaulding Trail and Ocean Vista Loop Trail:

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