Pinhead Peak Trail

EASY 3 reviews
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Pinhead Peak Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Juan Capistrano, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

2.3 miles 396 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



trail running


horseback riding


wild flowers


24 days ago

1 year ago

Not my favorite hike, but it was really pretty. Very narrow trail with gazillions of foxtails. But, it's pretty good for beginners - nice graded trail, great views at the top. I suggest going early as there are very few places to sit and very little shade. Always bring water!

1 year ago

Not the most exciting trail, but it *is* beautiful. There is a large grass meadow at the beginning of the hike. You'll share the trail with horses. Lots of bees pollinating flowers - didn't get stung, but maybe not the best trail for those allergic. The climb is moderate and short. Lots of patches of dappled light so watch for snakes. Bathrooms, water and good parking at the trail head.