Peters Canyon Lake View Trail [CLOSED]

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Peters Canyon Lake View Trail [CLOSED] is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orange, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until June. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

closed

no dogs

Great place for beginners to start hiking!

trail running
14 days ago

A good portion of the park was burned in the recent fires but they've since opened some of the trails again. Went today and there were several crews surveying the damage and tractors removing dead trees. The hiking is always good here, though. Easy trails good for running.

hiking
3 months ago

Keep in mind that Peter's burned in the Canyon Fire 2 and it may be while before the vegetation comes back. For now, it is closed.

hiking
5 months ago

It's an easy scenic trail.

5 months ago

Cool views open space helpful signs

6 months ago

Easy trail around a lake. Comes with two inclines that is the only "hard" part. Relatively boring because you're still in the heart of a suburban neighborhood. If you come here at dusk or night, be prepared to get netted in the face by webs.

hiking
6 months ago

Must do of the Peters Canyon trails !

6 months ago

No shade. Trails are not kept well. There is a lot of dog poop along the trails.

hiking
7 months ago

Not that bad

7 months ago

Beautiful easy trail.

hiking
7 months ago

I did this hike recently because I didn't want nothing to tough since I had hiked the previous day. Did a modified version of this loop which included some climbs. It's pretty easy and heavily populated. I'm a purist and don't really like the bluetooth radios on trails and I heard several on this hike. You get a mix of serious hikers, runners, leisurely walkers and mountain bikers. One thing to note is that they don't open the gate until 7am. So if you're an earlier starter like I am, take note!

hiking
7 months ago

It's OK. Hiking in the midst of suburbia isn't my cup of tea.

its a family and dog friendly trail, roadrunner, rabbit, raven and small birds afoot. cacti for you cacti lovers:)

8 months ago

Pretty views, and great for bike riding.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy and nice trail. It was good for my 4 year old kid.

8 months ago

Great hike use the East Trail Loop.

hiking
9 months ago

Love this trail! It's a great go to for a quick hike with some good inclines. It can get very crowded on the weekends, so highly recommend to do it early as possible. The trail is good for running as well and dogs. Although during the hotter days in the OC I wouldn't recommend to bring your pets. Some weekends the nature trail is open and it gives you a sense your somewhere else. Parking can get pretty full rather quickly and there is a kiosk to pay for parking. Most weekends it's $3-$5 bucks.

9 months ago

The trail is great. When not in shape these hills will make you shed some pounds. Just recently the trail got fixed by covering holes in the ground and it's great condition now. If you live in Orange County it's a great area to start hiking in.

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful and easy unless you do "The Hill". This incline is tough for beginners and definitely makes you earn the summit.

9 months ago

Easy trail but beautiful!

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