Deer Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Deer Canyon Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newport Beach, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until June.

6.9 miles 1289 feet Loop

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

$15 Parking Fee

8 days ago

Favorite hiking spot so far

23 days ago

I love this trail but there is no dogs allowed.

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2 months ago

Nice views of the ocean but the elevation ups and downs were pretty gnarly. There were some sections that were quite steep for an extended period of time. Go early because there is no shade but being near the ocean, it was nice and overcast for my whole hike. Free parking on the street near the start of the trail.

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3 months ago

Great hike for hikers of all level.. 2nd half was a bit challenging and fun.. lots of uphill and downhills.. early start is recommended as it starts getting hotter by 10.30 while you are returning..

3 months ago

It was great hike on a beautiful day!

3 months ago

Love this hike. Lots of hills

3 months ago

Easy at the beginning. The second half was definitely challenging. Beautiful vistas of the canyon and ocean!

4 months ago

Beautiful day made this trail somewhat easy. Really enjoyed the ocean views and breeze!

4 months ago

I saw 2 deer..

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is surprisingly challenging. A good work out and a great view throughout! Free and convenient parking. Lots of trail routes to choose from. Good maps and trail markings. But No dogs :(

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing views but more uphills than I expected! This trail is incredible but not easy

6 months ago

First time at this trail, very beautiful, quite, clean, and full with life. It had rained four days ago, so there was lots of greenery and flowers budding.

9 months ago

yum

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10 months ago

We did this hike with our Boy Scouts. Easy starter hike with lots of hills/ascents at the beginning to get their legs moving. Not super challenging. Good beginner hike. Watch out for Mountain Bikes and bring sunblock or a hat and water.

1 year ago

It was harder than I expected but it was my first time but I really feel accomplished!

hiking
1 year ago

Awesome quick hike. It can be done in less than an hour and has a great variety of terrain. Durring the warmer weather watch out for snakes. We saw a rattle snake during the summer months up there. Just keep and eye out. Otherwise super awesome hike.

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4 years ago

Nice hike by the beach. Not too hard but a good workout. $15 parking fee

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4 years ago

Just completed this hike over the weekend with 3 others with 30 lb packs for backpacking. Started from the visitor center using the west most trails: no dogs, no name ridge, turning right at the fork to ticketron then to deer canyon (single tracks for the last two). The hike was definitely moderate difficulty only because of the constant up hills and down hills, we started at 2 pm and it was pretty warm- 82 degrees. Distance was about 3 miles each way, an took 1 hour 20 minutes with 2 stops for pictures. Originally we were going to camp at lower Moro but the ranger advised us to go to deer canyon because its more secluded; bad advise as there were 15 cub scouts their when we arrived as well as lots of people passing through. Overall easy as far as backpacking goes, would have been better with fewer people.