Robber's Peak Loop Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orange, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trails around these hills/mountains are endless. So many different intersecting trails to choose from. They all seem to meet up at some point. I like to do the short loop on the windes nature trail and then cross the creek for the others. Today I did sage trail all the way up to robbers roost (peak), then I came down peralta. These trails were challenging and all had great views from various perspectives. From the OC basin out to Angel stadium and beyond that the ocean, to snow capped mountains on the other side, to Santiago peak in another direction. Robbers roost (peak) has fantastic views. The constant uphill and downhill to get there and back was a great workout. I'll def be back!
This place isn't marked on the Santiago Oaks Regional Park, but you can get there through the trails there. It's a nice little peak, but nothing too amazing. I guess the appeal was having a story to go along with this peak.
Anyways, there's several trails to get up there, from the parking lot a nice loop is Santiago Creek Trail, to Mountain Goat Trail to Barham Ridge Trail, keep going up, past the utility lines. You'll have to exit the park, but a short ways to the peak. You can then continue west, go down, and re-enter the park. Take the Oaks trail and take the Santiago Creek Trail back to the parking lot. Trails are pretty well marked. Just be careful of bikers, they come speeding down those trails pretty fast.