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Deer Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 158 reviews
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Deer Canyon Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newport Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until June.

Distance: 6.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,289 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

As of Feb 23, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 hours ago

Overall great trail, even better on weekdays when there aren’t a lot of bicycles. No shade but a small breeze if your lucky from the ocean

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bugs
no shade
11 days ago

Definitely will go again except for the bugs which were bugging a lot in parts of trail

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bugs
off trail
rocky
14 days ago

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

This trail and camp is pretty good for anyone that’s wants to get into backpacking. Bring plenty of water and breathable clothes. Didn’t see much wildlife other that birds and hares.

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no shade
1 month ago

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no shade
1 month ago

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bugs
no shade
2 months ago

running
3 months ago

Great wide open trail with exception to a mile or so stretch on the second half. (Went counterclockwise). Saw two snakes, one rattler, and one gopher snake. Some great views to the ocean. Overall a great workout, will definitely go again.

no shade, if you're planning to hike here wear light clothes, cap, sun screen, you can also bring a hiking stick

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bugs
rocky
4 months ago

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no shade
4 months ago

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over grown
4 months ago

Great trail in Newport Coast. Done many others. First time on this beauty. Many areas for beautiful pics. Challenging hike, uphill & down. Overgrown with reeds and mustard in some parts. Single track for half and a wide service road for other portions. No shade. Bring lots of water. Gold for kids 12+

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail with a wonderful view of the ocean. Mostly fire road.

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over grown
6 months ago

Wild mustard flowers galore... there was a little gully that would be dangerous for mountain bikers, especially if they couldn't see it due to the mustards covering the path.

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no shade
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Wow

hiking
Monday, September 17, 2018

Obviously a popular place to go! Quite a few people sharing the trail on the way in but drops off the further you go in and becomes more secluded. 0 shade so make sure to bring proper sun protection. The hike back up through Rattlesnake Trail is the best part. Some "mini scrambling" and cool places to rest for 5 mins and enjoy the view. Not my favorite hike in the area but still worth the outing :).

hiking
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Great trail but that Poles section was tough! Bring lots of water, there is no shade on this trail!

hiking
Tuesday, July 03, 2018

So far the best hike ever! Hiked the ELEVATOR! It was a beast so make sure your on beast mode when you take it!!! We even seen a huge deer! I highly recommend this hike if you want a challenge. We did 9.1 miles in 3.22 hours. Via No Name Ridge to Moro Ridge to Elevator.

hiking
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Great hiking route,little bit challenge in the half way, but feels good after finish trail.

hiking
Thursday, May 03, 2018

It’s moderate to hard, great workout due to all the hills.

hiking
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Great work out. This loop has a lot if great hills to climb. Poles Trail is a bitch! Lol. Not sure why it says $15 to park above-this is the back way to El Moro and you just park on street free.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

One of my favorites. Great views of the ocean.

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