Weir Canyon to Robbers Peak and Deer Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Weir Canyon to Robbers Peak and Deer Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Anaheim Hills, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This route takes you from Weir Canyon Wilderness Park (free street parking at Hidden Canyon Road and Overlook Terrace, but Tuesday street sweeping noon to 4 PM) to the Robbers Peak boulder in Santiago Oaks Regional Park, and back via a scenic side trip on Deer Trail. It's nicer route to the peak than from Santiago Oaks where the parking fee is $5. Take the Anaheim Hills Riding & Walking Trail south starting at the service gate marked "Weir Canyon Hidden Gate." Deer Trail branches to the left after about 0.7 miles but stay on Anaheim Hills for another 0.4 miles where it intersects Barham Ridge Trail at the top of Santiago Oaks. Here on a clear day you’ll have gorgeous views of the mountains (north), Downtown Los Angeles (west), Orange County basin (south to west), and the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands (southwest). Look right (northwest) and you'll see the Robbers Peak boulder a quarter mile out. Take Barham Ridge north to enjoy the peak. Return to the Barham Ridge and Anaheim Hills crossing but continue on Barham 1/4 mile to the top of the hill where it meets Deer Trail. Take Deer Trail east for a twisty mile back through wild flowers and oak meadows to Anaheim Hills trail, then return to the trailhead. The signs on the return say “Weir Canyon Wilderness Park.” This route usually has many wild flowers, lizards, rodents, snakes, and birds, but the Fall 2017 wildfires ripped through here. For now, you’ll only see a few flying birds and the occasional curious coyote. This route is a great opportunity for kids to witness nature gradually return after wildfires.

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3 months ago

Wildflowers and mice are returning well after the Canyon Fire. Saw two rattlers today, including a juvenile lying in the middle of the Anaheim Hills trail with a fresh mouse kill.

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