Arroyo San Miguel Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Arroyo San Miguel Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Whittier, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

wildlife

no dogs

4 months ago

Multiple trail options. Reminds me of Kenneth Hahn.

11 months ago

good****

11 months ago

Beautiful trail. Come early as there is limited parking. Nice back side view of Colima. Be prepared to hit many inclines. Cheers!

hiking
11 months ago

Love this trail!! Tons of beautiful lizards, butterflies and some rabbits! Awesome trail love the incline at the end of the trail!! Great workout and the scenery is absolutely beautiful!!!

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Ran into only two friendly joggers. Very peaceful, quiet trail. Uphill towards the end, but the downhill on the way back gives you an easy pace of speed to enjoy the hills. Saw tons of different lizards and some squirrels and a few bunnies. Great little hike under Colima and back

Saturday, April 15, 2017

great little trail. not too much traffic before 9am. not much parking so need to get there early.

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Not a soul out there today. Just me and my partner.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

too much traffic and dry scenery

walking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Lovely views, good terrain, quiet.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

This is a fun little hike up off of Colima. It takes you through a tunnel that goes under Colima and there's some really nice scenery on the trail. Saw a few jack rabbits and plenty of birds, definitely a nice nature walk. Some mild inclines but definitely suitable for beginners. Would hike it again for sure.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Haven't done this trail yet, but noted that the trail is marked no dogs. They are not allowed due to habitat restoration.

hiking
Monday, August 24, 2015

Went on the trail around 6pm and did not see anyone on the trail, took my time taking pictures and I got back at sunset, 730pm.

trail running
Thursday, March 26, 2015

A very good set of trails that has three paths. The short ones allow for dogs but it seems most owners (esp small dogs) don't pick up the poop and you'll see it a lot on those trails unfortunately. The trail to the right (no dogs) that crosses over Colima I would say is more intermediate with the inclines in elevation and wildlife but seems less as populated than the shorter trails. Parking is small and can get packed quick depending on the time of day but you can park across by the baseball field or church as mentioned. Overall it's a decent trail and I will be back more often.

hiking
Monday, February 09, 2015

This trail starts at the same place as the Arroyo Prescadero trail, but it is not a loop. You hike up to the top of the trail, then turn around and come back. Most of it is uphill and there is very little shade. That being said, this is a good training trail for working up to hikes that gain a lot of altitude, like mountain trails. The path is basically a fire road, so it is well kept. You will see a good variety of vegetation and critters. You will also see a few trails that lead off the normal path. Stay off these as they go into prohibited territory. Bring at least 1 bottle of water with you, and if it's hot, bring two.

This trail is not as popular as the Prescadero, but since both share the same starting point and the same parking lot, get there early. If get there and there are no more parking places, you can park in the church parking lot just down the hill, then walk up the road to the gated parking lot on the east side of the road. Once past the gate, there is a small trail that leads to the San Miguel trail (to the right) and to the Prescadero and Deer trails (to the left and through the tunnel).

hiking
Saturday, April 06, 2013

Nice easy trail, lots of animals, great nature hike. For a more challenging hike, complete both trails. We were treated with a large coyote near the trail.

hiking
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lots of wildlife. Easy hike. Wide trail. Make sure you have hiking poles.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2012

This was a nice trail with a 360 feet elevation gain. Be careful because there is lots of wildlife. We so lots of rabbits and squirrel but were also surprised by a rattlesnake sunning itself on the trail.

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