Copper Creek Loop

MODERATE 33 reviews

Copper Creek Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Marcos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
25 days ago

Trail was beautiful but a bit overgrown, the path gets very narrow in several places. I would suggest bringing a stick as the rattlesnakes are out early this year. Had a very close encounter with one this past weekend! Overall a cool little trail, get confusing at the loop because you run into a sign that says End Trail which ends in new construction, nevertheless, the navigation on the app helped get us on track.

2 months ago

Went to the left to start the loop. Most of the path was dirt service road towards the top it got confusing as there is new home construction. There are also a few different forks that dead end. My 3.9 loop turned into 6 miles. Finally got on the right path and caught the creek in the last two miles. Probably better to go late spring when water is flowing. The last two miles is a good single track, i was able to run almost the entire loop, so I would rate it easy/moderate.

2 months ago

one of my favorites. The view from the top is outstanding. I had no idea it was so beautiful

9 months ago

This trail took 60 to 75 minutes to complete. It is easy, not moderate, with mostly flat terrain. There are two or three spots with some elevation, but minor. I think anyone would do fine, including young children. I didn't go off trail to inspect the dam ruins in the creek, and only viewed the waterfall from the trail. Scrambling down to the dam or waterfall would require agility, but that is optional and off trail. Just a bit of wild flowers at the end of June, not much. Saw only lizards and birds for wildlife. Sections of the trail are shaded, which is why I gave this trail 4 stars instead of three. Much of the trail has to be walked single file. As other people have said, you park in the front of the gates to the landfill, walk on the right side of the deserted booths and huge building and follow the trail from there, staying to the right when you see the trail sign. Quiet trail on a Saturday morning, saw only 4 other hiking parties. I would do this trail again when I don't want a strenuous hike.

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7 months ago

recorded copper creek falls

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