Los Pinos Peak

HARD 11 reviews
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Los Pinos Peak is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Corona, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles 1341 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers

Los Pinos Peak Trail is a 14 mile point-to-point trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

1 month ago

Pretty hike. The single track has lose shale so I would recommend hiking boots or trail runners with aggressive soles. It was quite warm (August 2016) but the fire road at the start provides some shade. Great view at the peak. If you expect to drive on the fire road (past the Y of blue jay and main divide, which is where we parked), four wheel drive is required. I would do again! Enjoy!

2 months ago

5 months ago

-Great trail. Great view. Good gain of elevation, a lot of lose rocks so it's a little harder on uphill hike.
-Dogs allowed.
-I highly recommended an early morning hike before it gets to hot.

5 months ago

Great hike! Definitely a great leg workout as it is mostly uphill. We parked at the blue jay/main divide split and hiked up to the trailhead. Make sure to wear good shoes as the terrain is quite rocky.

6 months ago

very good hike with a nice vie at the end

6 months ago

Good hike. If you like hiking up hill this is a good one. Once you get to the peak it's beautiful. We parked at blue jay and just paid $5 for day parking.

8 months ago

Real fun hike. Pretty tough, but just makes the accomplishment more commendable.

9 months ago

1 year ago

A simple out and back trail with great views to the south overlooking the Cleveland NF. Too bad some idiot put MJ in the geocache at the peak.

4 years ago

started this hike at the lazy w Methodist camp and ended it at the bluejay campground. we parked one car at each trailhead. It took us a little over 6 hours to complete this 14 mile hike

4 years ago

Hiked up to the los pinos peak today. My girl and i drove up ortega hwy from the 5 fwy about 21 or so miles. There is a Fire station on the right and a small visitor center where we purchased our day pass. From there we drove up a few hundred yards and made a left onto main divide rd. There is a fork right away but we stayed on the paved road that went left. Stay on this road for a while and you come to another fork. To the left is the road to bluejay campground. The main divide rd becomes a dirt road here and continues up to the right. There is a gate that was open. We drove about .5 miles up the dirt road in our small passeger car and decided to park. From there we hiked up to where the road ends at at flat area. There is a trail leading down to the right and one that leads up the hill to the left. It is marked by teal metal poles. This is the trailhead and the route we took up. From there it was a short hike to the false summit. There are no big boulders at here like at the pinos peak. head down the backside of the false summit and after a short distance you'll head up to he pinos peak. It is marked with two u.s. Geodetic medalions imbedded into the boulders at th peak. We searched but could not locate the register to sign.

We're beginners and the trail was tough, but definitely doable, and the trail offers beautiful views. Took us about an hour and half to make it up and an hour to get back down. Bringing a walking stick for the way down wouldve been helpful since its pretty steep and rocky.