Los Pinos Peak

HARD 46 reviews
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Los Pinos Peak is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Corona, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Los Pinos Peak Trail is a 14 mile point-to-point trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

geocaching
1 month ago

Did this hike on a sunny Friday morning the hoke was nice but it was very exposed wich made it hot during the day. Also saw a couple of rattlesnakes one was at the top of the peak and the other was on the road. So be careful and watch your step.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly isolated/less traveled area of Cleveland Natl Forest off Ortega. I think this is one of the best hikes if you want a physical challenge and be rewarded with good views. The deeper into the trail you get, the more isolated and less maintained the trails become. I had to clear some brush with my hands towards the final approach to the peak.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It was hot and sunny but nice views. Bring extra water on hot days, there is also a lot of flies.

hiking
6 months ago

Bring your bug repellant spray and don't try to drive to the trail head unless you have a 4x4. The Trail itself is nice and the views are rewarding. It gets mighty hot in late spring!

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I have done this trail 2x. The first time was in January of 2016 and it was fantastic weather and when we sat atop the peak we were literally in a the clouds. I decided to trek the trail again yesterday and it was different, but good. Since the drought has ended, much more vegetation along the trail this time. The flies are pretty annoying this time of year but you adjust after the first 20 minutes or so. Short but challenging hike.

7 months ago

Fun hike, great views, spring flowers are in full bloom

7 months ago

Not for those not wanting to go uphill out of the box!

7 months ago

Such a fun small hike! I definitely recommend doing this hike when it's cloudy, there's no shade at all!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This was a nice hike with incredible views. Thanks to this year's rain, the hills are lush with flowers making the view even more spectacular. The hike can be strenuous at times but it isn't as bad as it looks. There is a lot of jagged shale so bring proper footwear. There are a few false peaks but you know you got there when you see a sign designating the peak. It's to the left of the trail and might be missed by some. The trail is obviously travelled frequently by bikers (motored and not) although we only saw one mountain bikers. Due to exposure, I would not recommend this hike during hot days. Overall, it was a great hike with enjoyable views.

WARNING: you need a 4x4 vehicle to get to the trailhead. If you don't have a 4x4 you can hike from the Y to Blue Jay campground on the bottom but it will add 3+ miles I would estimate.

10 months ago

Nice little trail up in Cleveland Forest. Trail is not steep or particularly tiring, but I could imagine it being a bit unpleasant during the summer due to how exposed one is in the low chapparal. Beautiful views of Temecula/Elsinore, and Laguna Hills on the other side. Well worth doing, and not particularly difficult. It escapes me how this is rated difficult and Santiago Peak is rated moderate.

trail was great. it's worthwhile to make it all the way to the end to check out some of the stories written in the log. was really nice to be up there after the recent rain falls with everything so green. would recommend!

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago