Southern California May 28, 2018
Southern California Has A Grand Canyon And It’s Too Beautiful For Words
When people think of the Grand Canyon, it’s Arizona that most likely comes to mind. But did you know Southern California also has its very own grand canyon?
Just one look at this beauty and you’ll wonder how you never knew this spot existed. Here’s a glimpse of this natural wonder hiding in Southern California.
Tucked inside one of Southern California's most stunning regional parks, you'll discover a miniature grand canyon hiding in SoCal that you never even knew existed.
Known as the "Grand Canyon of Orange County," this miniature grand canyon tucked inside Limestone Canyon Regional Park within the Irvine Ranch Open Space is a sight to behold.
Limestone Canyon Regional Park can be found in the town of Silverado, CA in the foothills of the Santa Ana mountains.
At first glance, you'd never guess this lush park was home to a mini grand canyon. But take some time to explore this wondrous setting and you'll be treated to a breathtaking surprise.
Depending on when you visit Limestone Canyon Regional Park, you'll have a different experience each and every season. One of the best times to visit is in springtime and early summer when you'll be treated to green rolling hills in every direction.
You can only witness this natural wonder in person through scheduled hikes offered by OC Parks and Irvine Ranch Open Space. Make sure to check the website for upcoming hiking dates so you can take the trek through the park and see this stunning setting for yourself.
The hike is quite strenuous, so it's not meant for all skill levels. If you are fortunate enough to take the trail to the mini grand canyon, you'll be required to bring along a day pack and plenty of water and snacks for the hike so make sure to plan ahead.
Along the hike you'll have a chance to stop at the East Sinks viewing deck which provides a breathtaking view of the entire area.
At this lookout point you'll get to observe one of the best views in the park of these magnificent sandstone cliffs that surround a 1,200 acre canyon.
Whether it's your first time seeing this natural wonder in Southern California or one of many times, it's one destination in SoCal that will continue to take your breath away each and every time.
Did you have any idea that Southern California had its very own Grand Canyon? If you’d like to find out about upcoming hikes, make sure to check out the
OC Parks/Irvine Ranch Open Space website for more information.
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