Bell View Trail to Bell Peak is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length9.1 miElevation gain2,444 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsRunningViewsWildflowersOver grownRockyNo shade
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The Bell View Trail meanders through Trabuco Canyon. There are several access points along the way and the trail can be continued further into Cleveland National Forest to reach Los Pinos Peak.

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Tony Lievanos
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Brenn Hannon
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Mountain biking

It’s a better hike than ride

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Cristina Donastorg
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Cristina Donastorg
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Nico Well
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Hiking

Nice tough hike if you go to the summit. This hike is smooth in the beginning, but at the steep section we wished for our hiking poles on the way down. Amazing view of OC. With stops it took us 4h/ good pace!

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Nathan T
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Hiking

Great trail, lots of variation in trail terrain and landscape. Bring 3L of water, snacks, and good company, and you’re good to go!

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Sean Gloster
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Hiking

Not bad Trail. My phone died and prior to dying it hit my thigh and stopped recording several times. I took a offshoot to a rock that’s painted with nice few. But bush whacking but nothing bad. I’d suggest going up it but jot down

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Tara Poulsen
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Hiking

Hard

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Andrew Taylor
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HikingNo shade

Straight forward. Definitely has some steep parts. The top is very open but has good views, today was windy.

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Aimée Wilkins
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Hiking

Fun, easy hike. The climb up has its moments, but for the most part it's a fairly moderate hike.

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Michael Scarlett
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Hiking

It was a broad-ranging, beautiful hike with my brothers (:

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Nathan Serrano
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Julie Goodin
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Mark Joos
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Sarah A
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Veronika Savinova
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HikingNo shade

I loved this trail! However it was challenging, because we were training and carrying heavy backpacks plus doggy. There is some steep sections, but also flat sections. We started at 7:15am and it took about 5hrs. We brought 3liters of water for per person. And last mile we ran out of water. Around 10:30 - 11am it was already pretty hot outside (108 degrees), so next time we’ll start before 6am (or with cooler weather) and I am sure last miles we’ll be more enjoyable the first time.After 11 we had to stop in shades much more frequently. If you take dog on this trail, I recommend have him wear booties because ground gets pretty hot.

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Ryan Permeh
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Hiking

Very nice trail. More challenging that I expected with some steep pets and little shade. Go early or bring a lot of water.

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Nicole Lewis
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Chris Smith
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Jill Castinetti
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Mountain bikingRockyScramble

First half was difficult with loose dirt and rocks on downhill.

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Jonathan Barber
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Hiking

Challenging trail. With the steep elevation gains & descents, would strongly recommend trekking poles. Spectacular views at several points along the trail. This trail was wonderfully devoid of the usual highly strange people who frequent the Blackstar Canyon Beeks Place corridor Highly recommend

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CJ Hutton
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RockyScramble

pretty steep on the way up. bring lots of water. Saw about 4 people quit and go back down. have some GOOD boots or hiking shoes will help alot

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Jordan Fields
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Conor Mclandrich
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Wowza! This one. Definitely one to try and it has both a bit of variety and a fair amount of incline on both the way out and back! Easy to find parking near trail head. Parking lot closed due to the panda Demic. Bring water and snacks. Decent shoes a huge plus: I never got lost and followed the loop/outline provided. My Apple Watch pro calculated 12.5 miles round trip not 9ish. Not for a super noob but achievable. Also a decent solo hike as your close to homes for most of it.

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Christopher Paish
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Hiking

Fantastic trail. Didn’t see many people and the views from the top are incredible. The last mile or so is a grind but other than that, this one wasn’t too tough. Probably number 2 in the area for me so far, had a great time. Enjoy!

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Lee Conner
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