Unlike other communities in Orange County, San Juan Capistrano is made up of 40% open space. Real estate experts believe this fact bolsters home values. Residents know it contributes to an improved quality of life. Open space provides a vital habitat for plants and animals, preserves parks and recreational areas, curbs pollution and protects the integrity of the natural landscape. Preserving the different open space areas can shape and guide future development, control the direction and timing of growth, and establish continuous corridors between our major open space areas.
Learn more about San Juan Capistrano's open spaces by viewing our Photo Galleries and by visiting the city's website.
San Juan Capistrano is home to dozens of trails that can accommodate hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Visit the city's website to view maps of existing and proposed trails.