Oakzanita Peak Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Oakzanita Peak Trail is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Descanso, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1230 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail- a new favorite! It wasn't steep at all, not too hot (August late afternoon), and had fantastic views. We barely noticed we were ascending a mountain until we were at the top. It's very gradual and pleasant. We also didn't run into anyone else while we were hiking. Highly recommend!

hiking
21 days ago

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2 months ago

Gorgeous trail! Currently pretty buggy in the swampy areas near water source and still has swarms of flying ants at peak. Very lush and gorgeous otherwise. We were able to enjoy time at top by going to left of Peak and finding some rocks that were below the swarms. Also go early if want to beat the summer heat.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Memorial Day 2017, I hiked the trail via lower and upper Descanso Creek, crossing the creek three times at different areas of the trail! Long stretches of switchback! While at the peak signing the official Peak log and locating one geological marker, huge red ant flies were relentless. Just swarms of them made it unpleasant to enjoy rest time up at the peak! Also stumbled onto a rattlesnake crossing the trail. Other than, I really enjoyed the hike! I only ran into four hikers! Racked 6.11 RT miles and 1,213 ft. elevation gain on beautiful warm weather day!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous hike, we did it at sunset to watch full moon rise, was perfect for that use!!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice little hike. Well-maintained trail and a gorgeous 360 view to greet you. Oaks and Manzanilla...yeah. Lots of that.

7 months ago

Enjoyed this hike! Nice views.

8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Trail was easy to find and well marked. Overall its a moderate challenge with some loose rocks throughout certain sections. Shaded while traversing near the creek.
Great views at the Pinnacle, similar to Cuyamaca Peak and Stonewall Peak. I recommend those, too.
There is a registry at the top tucked between some boulders.
Just under 6 miles round trip.
Recorded and uploaded two tracks: Ascent & Descent

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

There in November. So clear we could see Point Loma from the summit. One of the best panorama views in the county. Only saw one other group on the trail. Very peaceful. We'll be back!

hiking
8 months ago