Bear Canyon Loop Trail to Pigeon Spring is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Lake Elsinore, CA: Travel southwest on Highway 74 venturing into the mountains, then passing the Visitor Center / Fire Station in El Cariso. Proceed another 3.6 miles on Hwy. 74 to reach the trailhead. Parking is available at the San Juan Loop. (Trailhead is half a mile north of Upper San Juan Campground.)
this trail is listed as moderate, but I'm gonna say its above moderate. its a beautiful hike with fantastic scenery. trails are clearly marked. you will need a usf parking pass. they do come thru the lot and ticket.
Great trail, easy path to follow, great and challenging for kids. Would do again.
Nice hike. Extremely well marked trails. Very enjoyable.
Kinda boring. Good walk especially as dog friendly.
Great hike with scenic views. We only did 3 miles but will be back and maybe make it to the peak
Nice hike. Not difficult. Do the loop to 4 Corners and back to parking and it's about 7 miles total.
The Bear Canyon Loop was a great trail! We spotted a horney toad on the trail! Definitely rocky so beware. Hiking poles are a good idea. We did the entire loop, I believe it was a little over 6 miles; 3.2 to 4 corners and 3.6 back to Ortega.