OCLB - Morgan Trail Day Hike

  • Sat, May 08, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Ortega Oaks Candy Store on Ortega Highway (CA 74)
  • 6


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NOTE:  Due to COVID restrictions, please DO NOT show up for this hike unless you have completed a registration process here and have answered the required COVID questions. Also, do not bring any unregistered guests on this hike

.Morgan Trail Day Hike Saturday

May 8, 2021 starting at 8:30 AM

On May 8th I am going to reprise a favorite hike at Frederick's request.We will be hiking the Morgan Trail in the San Mateo Wilderness. It is a 10.8 mile total out and back hike. It is easy to moderate. Moderate only for length. We will hike through the most beautiful oak forest in Orange County. Because it is a Wilderness area, the trail will be free of mountain bikes.

We will start at the Ortega Oaks Candy Store on CA highway 74 at 8:30; and hike to the true trailhead on S Main Divide Road where there is a nice picnic table to have lunch or a snack. We will then retrace our steps and hike back to the candy store. The candy store has good fudge and pie.

The trail has poison oak and rattlesnakes, but they are off the trail. Bring a hat, sunscreen, at least 2 liters of water, a snack and lunch and click here for the list of your ten essentials. There is plenty of parking across from the candy store. It requires an adventure pass or National Park pass. Pick your pass up in advance as, although they are available at the candy store, the candy store does not open until 9 a.m. (Click here for a list of vendors.) We will be long gone by then.

Because of COVID19 restrictions, the group will be limited to 10

Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation. 

Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a memberclick here 

Contact Leader:      Doug Cable, dccable@verizon.net                

Health Problems/Allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete the event.

Special COVID Related Requirements:

Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:

  1. I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).
  2. I will maintain distance (min. 6') and wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.
  3. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
  4. I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.

 ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.


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