The Caring Fairies on the Aliso Summit Trail

The Caring Fairies Are Back in Orange County at the Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo! 

In 2016, many of you loved to visit the fairies on the Aliso Summit Trail in Laguna Niguel.  Fairy Lily, Queen of the Fairies broke her wing the other fairies decided to settle in and build a fairy community on the trail allowing time for Fairy Lily’s wing to heal.  The group included Fairy Lily's friends, immediate family and soon neighboring fairies joined in when they heard how magical their life on the canyon was.  Although the fairies were somewhat shy around their human friends, they enjoyed watching as more and more hikers came to the trail to see the Caring Fairy community.  The Caring Fairies built a community around their fairy homes, with a lending library, a coffee house, an apothecary, a school, a playground and even a wondering troll home was spotted on occassion.  The fairies found something very magical and mysterious about the canyon and trail. They grew to love the views of the Pacific Ocean and enjoyed playing with the birds and other small animals, often tending to small animals that were injured. The Caring Fairies slept during the day and came out from their homes at night. Some of the fairies favorite activities included roasting marshmallows, coming up with new songs and playing instruments, gardening and listening to cricket symphonies.  Many residents reported that they could hear the fairies singing, dancing and laughing at dusk. The fairies delighted in the coins, shiny rocks, letters, and trinkets that their little human friends left for them around their doorsteps.  

Once Queen Lily’s wing healed, they headed home to Ireland.  The Orange County community was very sad to see the Caring Fairies go back to Ireland in August of 2017 and the fairies were sad too.  They missed all their human friends who visited them on the trail, brought them trinkets, and wrote them letters.  As soon as the Caring Fairies got back to Ireland, they started chatting about how much they missed their animal friends and the thousands of visitors that came to visit.  They immediately started making plans to find a new place in Orange County, CA to vacation again this year and hoped to find a permanent home in the area.  

The Caring Fairies have now returned to the Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo.  The Oso Creek Trail attracted the fairies because of its beautiful oaks, sycamores, butterfly garden, plant maze, and rolling hills -- reminding them of their homes in Ireland.  They plan to to stay through at least through July.   The fairies plan to return with members of their extended family and other new fairy friends.  

For updates on the fairy’s return, you can follow "The Caring Fairies" on Facebook, on the Caring Fairies new website.

And as Fairy Willow Twinkle says, “Everyday holds new magic, you just have to BELIEVE.

Fairy Lily, Queen of the Fairies, and the other fairies thank you for visiting them and bringing them gifts and notes.  As Fairy Violet Starlight says, “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with your heart.”

Fairy Jane's Mountain Retreat

The Oso Creek Trail is located in Mission Viejo, California.  This beautiful creek naturally flows from north of the Santa Ana Mountains and eventually joins Trabuco Creek in flowing to the Pacific Ocean. The Oso Creek Trail contains 5.5 miles of trails, and the word Oso means BEAR in Spanish. Many beautiful mosaic and metal bears are located throughout the parkland.  

The Oso Creek Trail started in April 1997 as a community collaboration where volunteers gathered in late spring to celebration the Earth and the arts of Mission Viejo.  The goal of the community efforts is to produce a long-term benefit for many future generations to enjoy.  The trail has been developed with numerous amenities and features that serve to educate and honor the community.  These features include the Peace Obelisk to honor the victims of 9/11, the mosaic history walls in the Character Garden, the vibrantly painted butterflies, the Celebration Garden, the Wave Wall on the Upper Oso Creek Trail, and the community murals surrounding the Village Green.  

You can contact the fairies by email at: or visit them on Facebook at The Caring Fairies. © 2018