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Dreaded Hill and Whiting Road Loop is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lake Forest, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 889 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

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During the winter this park may close due to rain events.

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Reviews (200)
Photos (629)
Recordings (275)
Completed (646)
Gerardo Vasquez
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Hiking

We were only able to do the first flat mellow part of the trail do you the fact that they do t allow dogs, because of the mountain lions. Overall it’s a flat and mellow walk. Lot of mountain bikers.

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Vivian Nguyen
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Hiking

Uphill

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Dylan Kasperowicz
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Mountain biking

Great trail. Starts off mellow through wooded area until you get to dreaded hill. There is a reason it’s called dreaded hill. Pretty steep incline all the way to the top. On the way down I fell off my bike and got a separated shoulder so bikers should watch their speed on the way down. Pretty bumpy and rough trail.

Sean Berry
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Hiking

Not closed. Last mountain lion seen on 7/3. No issues today just very hot. Bring extra water

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Louann Love
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Sunshine Hiker
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Road biking

Beautiful. Green. Partly shaded. Beautiful beautiful oak trees.

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Stewart Morse
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Hannah Morse
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Hiking

Great work out

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Christian gutierrez
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Andrea Jovanovic
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Hiking

Nice trail with some beautiful viewpoints, especially at the bench at the top of Dreaded Hill. There are great views of the red rocks and surrounding area. Today was very clear and I could even see a distant snow-covered peak that I think may have been Mt. San Antonio. I did the loop counter clockwise so that I could go down Dreaded Hill instead of go up it. It’s very steep and even descending is difficult. There was a bit of shade near the beginning and on Serrano Cow, but otherwise it’s very open to the sun. I got back near the beginning and had some extra time left so added on a loop of Raptor, Coyote Brush, and Line Shack Road.

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Sar P.
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Muddy

Mountain lion territory, though I didn't see any. Trail was open 2 days after it rained but it was a little bit muddy, not too much. Can see red rock canyon from the viewpoint (it's worth seeing it up close too (different trail)). Pretty great overall

Melissa Renee
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Hiking

very sunny second half. some shade. intense hills. good for a quick intense workout. done in 1 h 50 m. parking was odd in a parking lot of restaurants like wahoos.

Pundari Prasad Dharmavaram
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Hiking

Has a steep climb for some time. Rest of the trail is easy

Pedram Mizani
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Hiking

1st hike w my son Nicholas!!

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Lena La
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Hiking

Trail is CLOSED

Akshay Ashok
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Carmeli Crisalli
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Hiking
First to Review

Walking up Dreaded Hill is challenging but when you reach the top you feel fantastic for the accomplishment

Yvonne Kunz
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Running
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Megan Lyshon
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Hiking
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Jason Crawford
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Carlos Martinez
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Mountain biking
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jay Daniyarova
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Hiking
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Ron Goldstein
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Hiking
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Andrew Wilson
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Hiking
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Ron Goldstein
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Hiking
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Teresa McClaskey
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Hiking
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Taylor Schulkey
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Hiking
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Maria Sanchez
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Hiking
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elisa beasley
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Hiking
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