Wood Canyon Cave Tour
ElevationAscent: 239' 73 m
Descent: -239' -73 m
High: 210' 64 m
Low: 100' 30 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“A mellow out-and-back hike with some interesting stops.”— John McKinney
Family Friendly Easy grades, and cool rocks; what more could you ask for?
Parking fees are $3 per vehicle daily. Other rates or discounts may apply; contact the park for more information.
The trail rejoins Wood Canyon Trail at about two miles. Continue north on Wood Canyon Trail to the intersection with Dripping Cave Trail; take a left and navigate to Dripping Cave, named for the year-round water seeping above and into the cave. It is also known as Robbers Cave, where supposedly, stagecoach robbers and cattle rustlers hid out in the 19th century.
Backtrack on Dripping Cave Trail to Wood Canyon Trail and take a left to continue north. Once you reach, and have enjoyed the view of, the Old Corral turn around and follow Wood Canyon Trail all the way back to Aliso Creek Trail. At the junction, take a left onto Aliso Creek Trail to head east back to the trailhead.
Most of these trails are multi-use, therefore be sure to know the right-of-way rules and be aware of other users.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
Land Manager: OC Parks - Aliso and Woods Canyons Wilderness Park