Oakzanita Peak Trail

MODERATE 46 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
17 days ago

This is a great moderate hike for a beginning hiker, out of shape hiker, or someone who wants to grab a peak but not be dead afterwards. It is a very gradual climb up that you barely feel until the last .25 mile or so when you hit a few switchbacks. Beautiful views from the summit.

hiking
20 days ago

29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

We actually took the east Mesa Rd up to the turn for the peak, gorgeous meadow at the top. 6.4 miles round trip 950 gain. Great to do if you are with others, wider than a trail, watch 4 mtn bikes, horses, 1 state park truck...

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2 months ago

Great trail for those starting to hike.

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

4 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
5 months ago

hiking
5 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!

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago