Trabuco Canyon is a city in Orange County, California, that was named after an incident that occurred in 1769. While camping overnight in the area, one member of an expedition lost his “trabuco” or musket (“oops”), a huge mistake for any soldier to make. The area came to be known as Trabuco because of this incident and has remained so to this day. In the early 1900s, tin mining became popular in the area and several attempts were made to harvest the mineral. Remnants of the old mines can still be seen.
Book an RV in Orange County and you are one step closer to experiencing some of the finest countrysides in the world. There are some other cities that are worth exploring such as Corona, which is known as “The Lemon Capital of the World” (it imported experts from Italy to help develop its citrus industry when it began). Irvine is historically important; it was first occupied almost 12,000 years ago, according to archeologists. Mission Viejo is the childhood home of PGA legend Mark O'Meara. One-third of Laguna Niguel's area is open space, a deliberate and positive consequence of the city's official development plan, while San Clemente's first attempt at becoming a master-planned community was rejected for being too complex and complicated. Zone in on the best RV rental in Trabuco Canyon and you'll have the opportunity to experience all of these destinations first hand.
The Great Outdoors
Red Rock Canyon is a sandstone ravine that is open to public use. It can be accessed by starting at the Borrego Trail and following it to the Red Rock Trail, then following that trail to its end. There are a few other trails that also offer hiking opportunities. The hiking isn't difficult but could be strenuous to someone who doesn't hike very often. The sandstone is slippery; hikers should wear proper hiking shoes and be cautious. Keep your Trabuco Canyon RV trailer rental nearby and you will have home-like creature comforts waiting for you the moment you step off of the trail.
Santiago Peak is a popular hiking destination due to its spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and nearby ocean. It is a long hike, so visitors to the park are encouraged to start early and pack lots of water.
Those who wish to enjoy less strenuous hiking (and perhaps some stretching) will enjoy the nearby golf course. This nearly oceanside resort enjoys cool ocean breezes and astounding views throughout the property and has a clubhouse waiting once you have finished your round. It is a private club but is open to the public, and hosts social events (weddings, for example) on a regular basis.
There are a number of RV parks and campgrounds in the area around Trabuco Canyon. All of these destinations are child-friendly and have big rig RV access. Your Trabuco Canyon motorhome rental is the perfect complement to these vacation resources.
Live Oak Grove Campground is a minimalistic campground with trails for hiking and biking. There are some tent sites here too, and restrooms are available throughout the park.
Roadrunner RV Park is child and pet-friendly and has full hookups. Some of the sites are for tent camping.
Doheny State Beach has restrooms and showers, recreational trails, and beach access. Guests can enjoy fishing while they're here, and the park is child and pet-friendly. The individual sites have asphalt pads, picnic tables, and fire rings.
Exploring The City
There are a number of things to do in and around Trabuco Canyon, starting with local vineyards (this is California, after all). These locales offer tastings and one of them allows you to bring your own snacks with you, or purchase food from them, to accompany the wine tastings. One such place also sells flavored oils and balsamic vinegar. Don't forget to bring some samples back to your Trabuco Canyon RV rental to enjoy at a later time. There are craft breweries where you can sample the offerings in a small comfortable room. Guests who are wine lovers can try one product that is 30% wine and 70% regular beer; coffee lovers will enjoy a stout that has a deep coffee flavor with a rich texture.
Visitors interested in architecture should pay a visit to the local churches. One of these is a mega-church that conducts services from the center of a vast room, with stage lighting and most modern amenities, without losing the ambiance that most visitors look for. There is a pub restaurant that is a landmark setting and has been around for quite some time. Guests can enjoy an all-day breakfast (because it is never too late for breakfast) indoors or out on the patio while soaking up the energy. Before leaving, stop to admire the bikes parked outside (the pedal and motor variety); this particular restaurant is home to everyone.
Dining out in Trabuco Canyon is heaven itself, just like the setting, and foodies are in for a treat. There are Mexican, Asian, and American restaurants, steakhouses and pizzerias, and more. One Italian restaurant offers tomato bisque soup and an Italian sausage lasagna, both of which are delicious. Prices range from cheap eats to fine dining, so there is something for everyone's budget. You also have the option of picking up some groceries and throwing something together in your Trabuco Canyon luxury RV rental. Whether it's eating on a patio or in your own backyard-on-wheels, nothing is more relaxing and vacation-worthy than dining under a star-filled sky.
Trabuco Canyon, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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