Peters Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 372 reviews

Peters Canyon Loop Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Orange, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.9 miles
623 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

road biking

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wild flowers

9 days ago

Love it!!

10 days ago

Nice trail but gotta pay for parking

19 days ago

Its what i needed to go! Fantastic workout

22 days ago


27 days ago

Ran the track in about an hour. If you haven't trained for uphills like me, the beginning will have your calves burning. Second half is mostly flat with a slight incline. Scenery is decent considering it's local.

1 month ago

not bad. had lots of fun

2 months ago

Decent hike, not too strenuous, and the foot traffic was fairly moderate

Everything is kind of burnt up from the fires, and compound that with the dry conditions, the scenery was all that.

I’d probably only do this again after a lot of heavy rain and when the lake reopens

2 months ago

Has a really challenging hills and beautiful nature walk ,, careful on weekends a lot of kids and dogs ,,, clean bathrooms .. parking lot gets very full ,,, bring your pass

2 months ago

Pretty cool trail. A lot of different options to make your hike easier/harder and shorter/longer. Go early tho because it gets super busy. We went at 0700 and it was already pretty busy.

3 months ago

Definitely a workout! Always fun bringing my boys. A lot as changes since the fire but it still a gorgeous place to hike.

4 months ago

I have been here 4 times. It's not bad, but definitely not high on my list of favorite hikes or hikes that I can't wait to return to. The first time I came here was a solo hike. I brought some family member the 2nd time and thought this would be good since my niece has a young family and figured the trail around the lake would be short and easy enough for them to handle. The third time I came with a friend that I hadn't seen in a long time and we hiked the whole thing and that gave us time to "catch up". The last time I came here was for an Earth Day 10K.

Pros- easy to find and doesn't require a long drive to get there; there is ample parking in the lot ($3 I believe) can also park at the southwestern end at a school(during non-school hours) or on the street near the school for free; different connecting trails to make your hike suitable to the level of difficulty or time that you have (I have done as little as 2.5 miles here to as much as 6 miles); some steep hills that seemed much steeper when I was running the 10k that gives you a good workout if you choose that trail on the southern side; you can bring your dog

Cons- on the busy side and surrounded by neighborhoods so you don't get the feeling of really getting away from the hustle/bustle; no cool destination or view that you must see esp. since the lake is dry.

5 months ago


5 months ago

Great hike, even after the fire.

5 months ago


trail running
7 months ago

Not my favorite, (kinda boring), but I come here because it’s my local trail. Some great climbing, well maintained terrain, not much shade via the east ridge route. It can get very hot during the warmer days. VERY popular on the weekends, so I go during the week. Many hikers go here with their dog children.

7 months ago

Peters Canyon Trail
Relatively easy trail with minimal hills and nice shady spots. Easy for everyone!

East Ridge View Trail
More hilly and can be steep at parts. No shade from trees. Nice views of the houses though!

7 months ago

Nice short hike that is easy to get to unfortunately the recent fire burned the natural vegetation it’s starting to grow back

8 months ago

Closed due to fire :(

9 months ago

Temporarily closed from recent fires.

9 months ago

Burnt on 09OCTOBER2017 from Anaheim Canyon Fire

10 months ago

Tough to hike @ 104 degrees

11 months ago

I love the hills on this trail, great workout! Go early there isn't any shade! Beware of rattlesnakes! Have seen 2 in the last week!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

The lake loop is easy. There is another trail with hills and is more difficult.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I have completed this trail multiple times .It is definitely a moderate hike as it comes with some steep hills (both when you head up and then hike downward ).Recommend to pack lots of water especially if you take your pet on a hike !

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great moderate hike.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Nice trails with mixed view of the mountains, cityscape, and man-made lake. Very well maintained trails as well.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

It was a nice hike & view

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fun hike with ups and downs

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

I go there once a week and it is a great hike. Great cardio and dogs are allowed.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Great trail with great scenery. Some steep grades make it perfect for a workout. Saw some runners and some nice dogs. Definitely coming back

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