©

Trabuco Canyon trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Trabuco Canyon

Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Orange County  /  Trabuco Canyon
(45+ reviews from 2 attractions)
Parks Wineries
Trabuco Canyon is a small unincorporated community located in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains in eastern Orange County, California, and lies partly within the Cleveland National Forest.Trabuco Canyon is north of the town of Rancho Santa Margarita. Plano Trabuco Road leads from the top of the canyon south to Rancho Santa Margarita.HistoryTrabuco is Spanish for blunderbuss, a type of shotgun. Some credit a Franciscan friar traveling with the Gaspar de Portolà Expedition in 1769 with the story that a blunderbuss was lost in the canyon, after which the area was named. John (Don Juan) Forster received a Mexican land grant in 1846 and established Rancho Trabuco. The grant was bordered by Rancho Cañada de los Alisos on the west, and by Rancho Mission Viejo on the east.Trabuco Canyon was the site of attempts to mine tin in the early 1900s. Mining remains from this activity include: tunnels into the sides of the canyon (closed for public safety); the stone foundation of an ore-processing stamp mill; and several dams on the creek.
Explore the family-friendly attractions of Trabuco Canyon and add them to your vacation plans using our United States trip itinerary builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Trabuco Canyon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Trabuco Canyon

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Trabuco Canyon:
Theme parks, sightseeing, fun & games
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, nature, outdoors
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nature, beaches
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, nightlife, parks
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Orange County

10 days in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles & Anaheim BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Anaheim, Escondido & San Diego BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Anaheim BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Anaheim & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Anaheim, San Diego & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in California & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM HONG KONG September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Huntington Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans