East Ridge Bell Canyon Loop Trail

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East Ridge Bell Canyon Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Juan Capistrano, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.7 miles Elevation Gain: 892 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

fee

no dogs

Lots of trails in this general location- $3 to get in.

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closed
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muddy
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washed out
3 days ago

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9 months ago

Hiked on a cool day in April. Nice shady walk at first, more exposed in the middle. San Juan Creek was running "high" (perhaps 4" deep). This is the second time I've done this hike and really enjoyed it. Fantastic views. Watch out for mountain bikes around blind curves. Saw tadpoles, rabbits, doves, and other birds. No large animals (deer, bobcats, coyotes, etc.) but the area looks like it would be good for them. Would recommend this hike. Also, ranger at entrance was very helpful in explaining hikes and possible trail outages for other trails.

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bugs
9 months ago

trail was closed in the middle near the creek, had to back track.

Thu May 03 2018

Mainly uphill, no shade, pretty views. Saw a deer. Nice that you can do a loop, went back Eastern flats but no shade, today the road would have been better for shade. Lots of trails in this general location $3 to get in.

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Sun Apr 23 2017

Park in the first day use lot you come across on your right side. Cost is $5 to enter the park. The trail map is pretty handy. Plenty of butterflies, grasshoppers, beetles, and lizards on this hike. Right now the yucca blooms are impressive.

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Mon Mar 27 2017

Beautiful wildflowers, green hillsides, water in the creek!

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Tue Aug 27 2013

These are many trails that loop around within "Caspers Wilderness Park" off the Ortega HWY. Google their website for a map of all these trails (or see link below). All are located within the campground, I think day use access is free. Great hiking, lots of horses and some mountain biking.

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Thu Feb 01 2018

recorded caspers

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Sat Jul 01 2017

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