Peters Canyon Lake View Trail [CLOSED]

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Peters Canyon Lake View Trail [CLOSED] is a 2.5 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles
203 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers


Peters Canyon Regional Park encompasses 340 acres of coastal sage scrub, riparian, freshwater marsh and grassland habitats. The 55-acre Upper Peters Canyon Reservoir is home to many resident and migrating waterfowl. black willows, sycamores and cottonwoods line the lake and Peters Canyon Creek which meanders through the canyon. Parking Fee is $3 daily. For more information visit:

1 month ago

Is there a lake in the area?

1 month ago

Lovely trail not hard at all

1 month ago

took my wife and kids. our dog had fun fresh air great scenery

3 months ago

Too crowded even on a weekday afternoon. Too many bikers and people playing loud music while you’re walking, scaring off all wildlife. Not to mention. Due to the fires, only the outside area is open, causing you to hear a ton of traffic while you’re at it. Big nature lover, but between everything, you just feel like you’re waking along a street and there happens to be some nature nearby.

5 months ago

it's a work-out with a great view.

7 months ago

Great place for beginners to start hiking!

trail running
7 months 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.

10 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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

It's an easy scenic trail.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cool views open space helpful signs

Friday, July 07, 2017

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.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Must do of the Peters Canyon trails !

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

Monday, June 12, 2017

Not that bad

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Beautiful easy trail.

Monday, June 05, 2017

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!

Friday, May 26, 2017

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Pretty views, and great for bike riding.

Monday, May 08, 2017

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Great hike use the East Trail Loop.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Easy trail but beautiful!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Idea for beginning hikers.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Great hike on Monday 3.01 miles /2:06:23 min/ 698 calories

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Easy hike, great for kids. Dogs are allowed. With all the recent rains the park is green and the trail is lined with wildflowers along several parts if the trail.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Great way to start the day!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Beautiful place to Hike, amazing views, tranquil and so peaceful

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