Explore the most popular birding trails near Anaheim with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
23 hours ago

This Trail is a 3 mile loop if you follow the pavement around the perimeter. There is a large sign at the beginning of the route that indicates the route is a 5.5k loop. Using a satellite hiking tracker, it comes to 3 miles when I do the loop There are in let and outlets to the trail to make it shorter or longer. It is mostly flat and scenic with 3 small lakes. There are clean restrooms and picnic tables, lots of shade trees, squirrels, ducks, and geese. I see dog walkers, runners, and hikers on the route. The riverbed is nearby and an easy 3 mile loop can turn into several miles if you challenge yourself by adding the river bed route which bikers often do. I've added the length of the river bed in each direction for a 7.65 mile hike and got a good workout. Clean restrooms and clean grounds always nearby make it a favorite of mine. Usually populated on the weekends but I use it during the week and it's very quiet with a few people.

Working on going longer distances and this was a great trail for that. Mostly flat and shaded with trees or bridges. Mostly joggers, walkers and bikes on trail. Not overly crowded.

Nice and easy

hiking
1 month ago

Very calm, not packed in the morning, parking is easy to find if you go early. The scenery is amazing .

For southern CA this is a good one that is kid friendly and pleasant with the creek and vegetation. Lots of bridges too. The nature center is only open saturdays and sundays.

hiking
1 month ago

Very enjoyable. There is a lot of shade and the entire trail is very clean. Benches are located throughout for a quick rest, great photo ops, and birds to look at. It’s very peaceful and everyone is so friendly.

Beautiful. Good workout.

love it as always!

Lots of greenery and a creek that runs through the center makes this trail feel like you are in the woods but in fact it is tucked in between neighborhoods. We went on a Saturday and there were lots of photographers doing photo sessions as well as a wedding going on. A weekday is probably better to go. The only bummer is that you can’t bring dogs. Kid friendly

Nice area for a short hike with shade groves that seemed to be popular for outdoor family pictures

Great little hike many trails to her on quick and easy to get a couple miles in

Is an easy walk, not hike trail. lots of birds, but I didn't see the cave. yes it's true fences in both sides. I did difficult hikes and this is just a relax walk if you don't like it... better for me less traffic

Super easy and calming i loved it

hiking
3 months ago

it is a beautiful trail and it was fun and easy to do with my son.

Easy trail, but pretty with all the flowers bloomed. Not too crowded if you go early but it looked like it was about to be as soon as we finished. My dog also seemed to enjoy it.

hiking
3 months ago

Mustards and flowers are returning in some areas. The hill west of the Old Weir Canyon Trail was solid mustard plants before the fire but still has a long way to go. Snakes and rodents are starting to return too. This has been one of my favorite trails for decades and still is.

walking
4 months ago

I love this walk. I frequent with my girlfriends. I feel safe and enjoy the surroundings.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked with dog on 3/31/18. The effects of last October’s wildfire were devastating on the park and its many oak trees and other vegetation. But there is also much new greenery and growth. Saw many wild California poppies, maybe more than last year.

All the hikes at the oak canyon nature center are fairly easy, and kid-friendly. Definitely grab a map to keep track of all the different trails that you can do since most are short and easy. Some are shaded, some are in the sun. Be respectful of private property owners in the surrounding areas.

Love this neighborhood walk. Easy way to get some exercise anytime of the day. You can bicycle here too. Not great for dog walking.

Easy, good With Kids! Beautiful hills, lots of trail. Always our favorite!

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail and very well maintained. Nice flat walk with a great view of today’s snow covered mountains.

hiking
5 months ago

great trail to frequent.
street parking.
some parts are burned and rebounding.
starting to green out for spring already as well in some parts.

This place is so beautiful. We came to so a short hike on 3/2/18 and it was awesome. Me and my dog were the only ones on the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

We have gone here twice and it has been ok. We are in no rush to return. We have had no trouble finding parking on Hidden Canyon & E. Overlook Terrace. Both times we have taken the trail that heads to the NE and RT is about 3.7 miles. As you enter the trail head there are options to go south and we will need to check that out next time. There aren't amazing views or a cool destination to see at the end of this trail. The trail loops around and it is pretty close to homes at part. It is a decent option since it is not very far away. On one of our visits we came across a snake and a large tarantula just chilling on the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

I loved here! My son and my dog were leading the way. It’s peaceful and quiet and we got to see amazing views and clouds...

Love it. Pleasant, nice to look at as you go, trail is paved, easy to walk on, excellent for non-reactive leashed dogs, (quite a bit of foot traffic at times).

hiking
6 months ago

Nice views! Recovering from the fires a few months ago. Not as many people for a Sunday morning.

Love this place. Nice to get away and relax.

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