North Ridge Trail is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brea, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 12.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,030 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

washed out

no dogs

This park is temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. Gilman Peak can be reached via Telegraph Trail. (North Ridge Trail is closed between intersection of Telegraph Canyon Trailhead east to Gilman Trail.) This park also closes due to weather conditions. Please check park website for the most up-to-date information.

mountain biking
10 months ago

This is accessible from Telegraph Canyon vía the Sycamore trail. It is very overgrown and a steep climb to the north ridge. The north ridge itself is overgrown and very seldom traveled. I saw no other footprints or tire marks. I would not recommend this section of the ridge. This is the section between the peek and Five Points.

Sat Dec 22 2018

Great ride, do it at least once a week,

Sun Apr 08 2018

Fri Feb 23 2018

Sun Apr 09 2017

Sat Sep 28 2013