Looking for a great trail in Santiago Oaks Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Santiago Oaks Regional Park ranging from 1.6 to 7.3 miles and from 426 to 1,145 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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In 2008, the 210 acre Weir Canyon Wilderness Park was incorporated into Santiago Oaks. The annexation created a trail system that spans from Irvine Regional Park through Santiago Oaks to Weir Canyon in East Anaheim Hills.

We had a great hike! There are many trail options to choose from. There are bathrooms near the Santiago Creek playground area, with soap, running water, and drinking fountains. There's a $5 entrance fee on the weekends ($3 on weekdays). There were several mountain bikers, and everyone was friendly. Beware of poop!

Not to shabby! A lot of uphill ridge walking. Not a lot of shade at all.

hiking
1 month ago

went on the Santiago Creek Trail Wilderness Trail ladybug Trail

Just came to check it out and found two nice little 20 min trails that were just what I needed. Can’t wait to explore the rest more.

Lots of people on the first half. Not a soul on the last half.

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no shade
over grown
1 month ago

URI h

Pretty nice trails definitely good for mountain bikes. A lot of narrow trails but some good wide ones as well for walking. Has pretty steep inclines to work out those quads. Nice little nature center by parking lot that is kinda hidden:

spent saturday morning exploring this trail and it was a fun little hike with some great view points. luckily we had cloud cover as there is zero shade on this trail. definitely take time to stop at both look out points on oak trail. once you get back going hike up to robbers roost. the views there are amazing! once you start on barham ridge trail make sure to look around and you will see many people on different trails all getting some good exercise. but please note there are mountain bikers everywhere at this point. particularly at the fork of coachwhip trail, barham ridge trail and deer trail, it's like a huge honey hole of mountain bikers resting and just mingling with their friends. before shooting down mountain goat trail stop one last time at the look out point for the great views. from there its a fun semi rocky single trail back down to the parking lot.

My 4 year old and I did this hike and the nature center after, it was a lot of fun. I did end up having to carry him the majority of the way back but we had a blast. Take at least 3 bottles of water per person and some fruit to eat under shade if you have children with you. Will definitely be going again.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short after work hike. Takes really no time but it is very scenic and has enough elevation gain to work up a bit of a sweat. Frequented heavily by mountain bikers so be on the look out when you are with dogs and small children. Also plenty of trail runners but they’re not a problem. I will say that the signage was a bit confusing because though all the trail is accessible and there are loads of people on it, there are numerous signs saying no trespassing and private property. My guess is that it has something to do with Irvine Park and you are kind of taking the freebie way in. Regardless it seems like you are not going to be stopped because you can point to everyone else on the trail.

Don’t be fooled by elementary school gate. Nice views and fun to do.

Great trail. Easy to get lost so make sure you stay on the trail you originally planned. Great combination of uphill and downhill parts.

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no shade
over grown
2 months ago

Pleasant trail. Exactly what we needed to escape Anaheim. Got lost a bit and ended up on a few other trails, but that was no big deal. There was one Overgrown area with talllll flowers which were pretty but full of bees (which I am allergic too) so the pollen falling all over me was rather terrifying. But at one point we hiked high and saw a dam in the distance and beautiful cliffs - made me feel like I was not in Orange County at all! I would recommend exploring the area for sure. I think there was a $5 fee to get into the park but that’s no big deal. Worth that.

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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Good trail just make sure to take lots of water and sunscreen

Really nice trail with lot of view point

7/25/19 - mostly unshaded and hot. Still plenty of water flowing. Very easy if you stay on the lower, level ground trails. Plenty of uphill if you choose. Good views from the top. Nobody around on a 93F Thursday in July. Still some wildflower blooming although not a lot. Lots of woodpeckers, some red dirt and very colorful rocks.

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bugs
over grown
2 months ago

There are bees everywhere!

Good hike, but we did have to keep pulling over for the mountain bikers. But sometimes they pulled over for us and our dogs! Share the trails!

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bugs
no shade
over grown
2 months ago

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