DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,348 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

trail running
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Absolutely no canopy/shade on this trail, which is not uncommon in O.C. Fairly strenuous elevation gain/loss. Deer Canyon loop on the Crystal Cove Park side is the easiest loop. One can opt for the longer/harder loops, e.g. Rattlesnake loop, Moro Canyon. Its rating of difficult/hard is inaccurate. For a beginner perhaps but for one who trailruns/hikes regularly this should be moderate at worst.