Trabuco Canyon Trail is a 24.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trabuco Canyon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 24.5 km Elevation Gain: 910 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers

ohv/off road driving
Sat Oct 10 2015

Tucked back in the south east corner of socal is this great little spot. Usually frowned upon but always a great your vehicles through here. Great hike or trail run. You can head to the back climb the ridge and head into bell loop above. Great area

Mon May 26 2014

Trabuco Trail is also a great way to get to Los Pinos Peak. This works out to be a nice 10 mile out-and-return.

Sat Aug 17 2013

I have hiked this trail twice this year. Memorial Day and later in early August. Directions are clear. 2nd time I made it a loop taking the horsethief trail up to the divide road and walked the road east to the trailhead going back down on trabuco canyon trail (kind of tricky to find this unmarked trail) Took about 4 hours, bring plenty of water, saw only a few other hikers. Watch/listen for downhill bikers. Look for the "Christmas tree" on the Trabuco trail.

Tue Jan 24 2012

I went up the west horsethief trail trying to get to trabuco peak. Due to a late start I ended up turning around at the fork. Nice trail and scenery, you must watch out for the mountain bikers and motorcycles however which is the reason this gets 4 rather than 5 stars.

Wed May 29 2019

Sun May 06 2018

Fri Jun 02 2017

Sun Jun 12 2016

recorded Trabuco Canyon Trail

Sun Mar 06 2016

Sat Jan 30 2016

recorded Los Pinos Peak

Sat Oct 25 2014