Canyon, Silverado Canyon, & Trabuco Canyon, homes and real
Canyons are unlike any other place in Orange County, CA. In
these rustic canyon communities, you are minutes away from
freeways, shopping, and the major cities, yet you feel like
you are living in a different world. Mature landscape, vintage
cabins, freedom from homeowners associations, and miles of
open space separate these areas from all other communities in
Orange County. If you are looking for a true
"getaway" location that is surrounded by nature, yet
is only a few miles from traditional urban living, a home in
the Santiago Canyons may be for you. You can learn about the
history of the canyons here.
Canyons include Modjeska, Silverado, & Trabuco Canyons, as
well as number of minor canyons, including Holy Jim, Ladd,
Rose, Harding, Black Star, and Williams Canyons. They are located at
the base of the Saddleback mountains in South Orange County,
CA. and because of this, the area is also known as Saddleback
Canyon. Surrounded largely by the Cleveland National Forest
and the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve, the area is dotted with
ancient live oaks, majestic sycamores, seasonal streams, and
picturesque views. Homes and real estate in Modjeska,
Silverado, and Trabuco Canyons range from decades-old cabins,
rustic bungalows, modest family homes, impressive ranches, and
equestrian estates. No condos or town homes here, but you will
find single family cabins, fixer-uppers, bank owned, horse
properties, and custom homes for sale, lease, rent, as well as land, cabins in the
Cleveland National Forest, and build able lots.
The canyons have a
lot of wonderful attributes but they are not for everyone. If
you haven't been out to Orange County's canyon communities,
it's a good idea to take a drive around the canyons and get to
know the area, before requesting any home showings.
horse property with pool and entertainment area, located in gated Hamilton Oaks!
Call Ron at
949-290-3263 for a showing of this property!
Lisa Mullen - California Group Real Estate
- Sold! June, 2012
recreational cabin in the wilderness! Located off of a rugged
5 mile dirt road in Holy Jim Canyon (Trabuco Canyon), this
cabin is in the Cleveland National Forest and is on leased
land with a 20 year use permit. Kitchen area, bathroom with
shower, living room with fireplace, loft, new roof
construction (done in 12/2008), 2,000 gallon water tank,
propane tank, Solar panel w/ new unused battery array (about
10), Water pump (used only once cost approx $700 in 2008),
Generator, Propane oven/stove, and Propane refrigerator.
READY TO USE as a weekend get-away, or home away from home.
Ideal for mountain bikers, fishermen, hikers, or nature
lovers, this cabin is next to a seasonal stream. Hike down the
road to Holy Jim Falls. Not for full-time occupancy -
recreational only. Buyer must have a PRIMARY residence
elsewhere in order to qualify for Forest Service special use
permit. Holy Jim Canyon is located off of Trabuco Creek Road,
close to Rancho Santa Margarita and Lake Forest, in Orange
County, CA. The road to Holy Jim Canyon consists of 5 miles of
very rugged terrain. It is a dirt and gravel road with lots of
rocks, water crossings, bumps, and turns. You must have a
vehicle with good ground clearance to get to the cabins! These
cabins are categorized as "personal property", so no
bank or lender financing is available. ALL CASH PURCHASE ONLY.
Canyon is best known as the of Arden,
the Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens, and
the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, a local nature
preserve. Modjeska Canyon is located off of Santiago
Canyon Road, between Silverado (east) and Trabuco
(west) Canyons. This area has many newer single
family and luxury homes, as well as decades-old
cabins. The following links contain searches for
Modjeska Canyon real estate, homes for sale, lease,
lease option and rent, as well as lots and land, and
bank owned properties.
Silverado Canyon was once home to silver mining in the
1800s. Most of the homes here, were built in the 1930s
or 1950s, giving this canyon a rustic feel. Silverado
Canyon is the eastern most canyon of the three, and is
closest to the North Orange County cities of Orange
and Villa Park. Listed under Silverado Canyon are also
the areas of Santiago Canyon Estates, Wildcat Canyon,
and Williams Canyon. Use the following links to find
Silverado Canyon homes for sale, lease, lease option,
and rent, plus lots, land, acreage, and bank owned
homes or houses. Silverado Canyon Realty. Call me if
you are interested in Silverado Canyon real estate.
Canyon runs along the length of Live Oak Canyon Road.
It is easy to reach from both Lake Forest (via El Toro
Road) and Rancho Santa Margarita (via Plano Trabuco
Road). A notable landmark on the north side of Trabuco
Canyon is Cook's Corner, a weekend biker bar that was
originally a military barracks, brought over and put
in place at the mouth of the canyon. At the opposite
end is O'Neil Regional Park, as well as Rose Canyon
Cantina and Trabuco Oaks Steak House. It is the canyon
closest to the South Orange county cities of Rancho
Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Lake Forest.
Trabuco Canyon includes many smaller canyons and
whimsical roads, such as Rose Canyon, Holy Jim Canyon,
Hunky Dory Road, Hamilton Trail, and Mountain View
Road. It is also close to Live Oak Canyon Sables, a
local horse boarding facility. Use the following links to find Trabuco Canyon
real estate and homes for sale, lease, and rent, plus
lots, land, acreage, and bank owned (REO) homes or
canyon properties may be used as horse properties, assuming
enough room on the lot. There are several properties with
horse facilities along Mountain View Road. One of these is
occasionally for sale. There are also a good number of vacant
available. Many already have utility and water lines to the
property. Permits to build may be challenging however, and you
should check with the County of Orange on how long it will
take to get permits approved.
There are never many homes for
lease or rent in the canyons. The few that do come up on the
MLS will be listed below. It's always a good idea to take a
drive through the canyon's' winding roads to be sure that this
is the area you would like to call home. In fact, I will not
show a home in the canyons unless you are very familiar with
Star Canyon Locatedoff of
Santiago Canyon Road and at the mouth of Silverado Canyon.
This canyon has a mysterious nature and its
colorful, often dark history has given rise to a whole host of
urban legends and ghost stories throughout the Orange County
area. It is a popular destination for mountain bikers due to
its scenery and the fact that its main access road is closed
to automobile traffic. There are no homes for sale in this
Oaks is a
gated community of custom homes in Trabuco Canyon, not far
from Cooks Corner. It is the home of Hamilton
Oaks Vineyards, a small, family owned canyon
winery. There are never many homes for sale in Hamilton Oaks,
but they are definitely worth seeing when one comes on the market. Many
of the homes are large and they are also on generous
(sometimes multi-acre) lots. It is also a great, though
relatively unknown, horse property area with miles of trails.
Please contact me if you are interested in getting a list of
homes for sale in Hamilton Oaks.
a small canyon off of Modjeska Canyon (see Modjeska Canyon
map) . There are a few homes that occasionally come up for
sale in this canyon.
Canyonin Trabuco Canyon is located on the other side of
a rugged five mile dirt road known as Trabuco Creek Road.
Popular with hikers and mountain bikers, this canyon is the
home to several dozen recreational cabins located on National
Forest land. The cabins are have a renewable 20 permit (lease)
on the land but the structures are privately owned and a few
do come up for sale occasionally. They are
intended for recreational use only however, and full time occupancy
is not really allowed. Holy Jim Canyon cabins for sale
in the Cleveland National Forest are typically listed under Trabuco
Canyon.Cabins have addresses listed as
either Holy Jim Road or Trabuco Creek Road. Call me if you are interested in a cabin in Holy
Jim Canyon. Please visit my Holy Jin Canyon Cabins Frequently Asked Questions web page.
a small canyon off of Santiago Canyon road. There are a few
homes that occasionally come up for sale in this canyon.
a small canyon off of Silverado Canyon (see Silverado Canyon
map). There are a few homes that occasionally come up for sale
in this canyon.
A hillside area of custom homes off of Santiago Canyon road
and connecting with Modjeska Canyon. Many of the homes on
Modjeska Grade are elaborate custom homes with large lots and
magnificent views, due to the hillside location. These
homes do come up for sale occasionally.
- A sub-canyon of Trabuco Canyon (see Trabuco Canyon map).
Rose canyon does have homes that occasionally come up for
sale. It is also the location of Rose
a fine, indoor and outdoor Mexican restaurant, and also the Joplin
juvenile correctional facility.
Canyon Estates is a community of luxury tract homes built
in the late 1990s, and located off of Santiago Canyon Road,
Corner. You can search for homes for sale in
Santiago Canyon Estates by searching Silverado Canyon
homes for sale, or by using the link : Santiago
Canyon Homes for sale
is a small
canyon located off of Silverado Canyon near the fire station.
Homes for sale here, would be listed under Silverado Canyon.
Canyon is a small
canyon located off of Santiago Canyon Road, between the
entrances of Modjeska and Silverado Canyons. An enclave of
large lots, horse property, and custom homes, Williams Canyon
homes, lots, and real estate can be searched by using the Search
Silverado Canyon homes for sale link.
I will be glad to help you buy, sell,
or lease a home or help you locate Modjeska Canyon, Silverado
Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Santiago Canyon, or Saddleback Canyon
real estate and ranches for sale. Please call me to discuss your needs!