Arroyo Pescadero and Deer Loop Trail

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Arroyo Pescadero and Deer Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Whittier, California 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 288 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Note: Dogs only allowed on 100-yard trail. The signage for the other trails are marked no dogs.

Hike was perfect for a quick workout. Love how you can extend the workout by taking the longer trail, which is what my boyfriend, my dog and I did. Nothing too extreme , the trail was a bit rocky at some spots but nothing that troublesome. Careful because there’s lots of poop.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice little trail. My wife and I took our dog for a hike. It connects to deer loop and did a figure eight to complete it. Parking sucks. If you bring your dog, please clean up after it

hiking
13 days ago

Decent trail for a quick convenient for walk/run. Incline isn't very strenuous. Lots of cracked and damaged pavement but not too tough to navigate. Not all trail intersections are clearly marked but with the app it's easy to navigate. Lots and LOTS of dog poop everywhere. If you bring your dog, PLEASE please please bring bags with you - don't make everyone on the trail hate dog owners. pick it up & pack it out. Porta potty at trailhead is open but it's pretty gross. Plan to go before or after you arrive. Free parking but head out before sunset- there's a gate and they might lock your car in!

Heard an owl, saw some bunnies, & two other people on the trail. Clear day, cloudy cover & a good view of downtown Los Angeles. Do not leave valuables in your car.

hiking
17 days ago

Hard to find with a parking lot hidden from view. Bad parking situation. Too many reviews about cars being broken into. Hard pass.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice urban trail in Whittier. There’s not much elevation but it’s in a quiet area. The parking lot was clean & had adequate parking spaces. There are a few benches to rest while in t he e trail. About half of the trail is broken asphalt while the other portions are dirt. I did not see any water fountains or restrooms but really wasn’t looking for them. I completed the Deer Loop Trail twice (once each way) in order to add the total mileage to 3.5 miles. My biggest criticism is some of the dog walkers don’t pick up after their animal while on the trail. It’s very inconsiderate to others so watch your step & ENJOY!

hiking
1 month ago

Small parking lot, dog poop everywhere, views are not that impressive, good for jogging, fairly easy hike.

Lots of dog poop, bunnies & people today. Still a bunch of purple confetti trash at the entrance and a ton of broken glass in the parking lot. Do not leave anything in your car at this trailhead.

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bugs
no shade
3 months ago

Nice views

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no shade
5 months ago

great for beginners watch out for rattlesnakes

hiking
5 months ago

Da miedo pero esta bien intentarlo

Smells in certain parts

hiking
6 months ago

A lot of poop on trail. Ran into a snake, but overall nice trail

Finally saw horses on this trail. Lots of glass in the parking lot = People’s cars have been broken into. Better views at the top today & a bit of a breeze.

Lots of bunnies & animal poop. Very hazy at the top.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail..only complaint ..it was my first time and the signs are not that visible so I went down the wrong trail...(under Colima Rd). I guess it ended being more of a workout. overall very nice.

Great trail. Mix of dirt & pavement, some stretches seem like the dirt that was under the asphalt. Lots of wildlife (aka bunnies).

hiking
7 months ago

Free parking off Colima Rd. The hike is easy and peaceful enough. It's quiet, although you are never far from civilization. People along the trail have been friendly. It's generally very dry and there is little shade, however. Small critters scurry around in the brush and yes, various animal scat (domestic or otherwise) is found along the trail. This trail is great for getting in some quick outdoor exercise on a weekend with friends, then grabbing some lunch. Be on the safe side and remember to lock all valuables in the trunk of your vehicle. Don't leave anything in plain view. The Puente Hills management organization does employ park rangers but I've only seen them during special events. They are not generally found patrolling the trails, at least in my experience. I see the LASD helicopter flying over the area more often.

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bugs
7 months ago

no dogs allowed

hiking
7 months ago

Hardly any AT&T service at the parking lot. There is a portable bathroom and a water fountain. Free parking. Pretty trail, most of it is broken up pavement, hardly any shade.

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bugs
7 months ago

too much concrete.

8 months ago

my son and i really enjoyed this

8 months ago

very over grown

9 months ago

nice trail to run or walk been here more than once and today was my first encounter with a rattlesnake scary but expected when out in nature very limited parking

hiking
9 months ago

It’s a nice easy trail but be very careful and aware. my dog was bitten by a Rattlesnake on this trail. We never go off trail. it happened while we were hiking back to our car, as she normally does she stopped to sniff a bush little did we know there was a rattle snake coiled up in the bush.Just keep and eye out even when you’re on the trail

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail! Good for all skill levels, however people need to please clean up after your animal

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Nice flowers easy trail to follow! Pretty popular in the morning

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