“A 3.7 mile loop hike offering views of Weir Canyon and surrounding Orange County.”
— John McKinney
Views · Wildflowers
This is a gentle hike and is further away from the hubbub of the main park.
Trails may be closed for 3 days after rain, plain accordingly.
An easy hike around Weir Canyon that feels a little more remote than other hikes in the region.
Need to Know
As part of Santiago Oaks Regional Park, if you choose to park at a trailhead with in the park and link this loop to other hikes, parking is $3 per vehicle Monday through Friday and $5 per vehicle on Saturday and Sunday. Rates may increase on holidays or for events.
The park is open from 7:00 am to sunset year round.
Although this trail doesn't boast amazing vistas like other hikes, there are a few nice views of Orange County from the western wall of Weir Canyon. Further from the freeways and power lines of other parts of the Anaheim Hills, Weir Canyon Loop feels more peaceful and is favored by those looking for a relaxing hike in an area that is a little more remote.
From the trailhead at the corner of East Overlook Terrace and South Hidden Canyon Road head east onto Weir Canyon Trail
. There are several junctions on this trail, but stay on the main path which ascends and descends several small hills and side canyons. At about 1.4 miles there is a junction with a trail to the right, stay straight and you'll quickly reach a second junction with a trail off to the left. Continue straight and at about 2 miles the trail U-turns and heads back west and south. At about 2.5 miles you'll pass a water tower and the trail will begin to climb. At 2.7 miles you'll reach a trail junction off to the left, continue straight past it. At 3.0 miles you reach the highest point of the hike. Just after you begin to descend, take a right at the trail junction to exit onto Avenida de Santiago. Follow this to the intersection with South Hidden Canyon Road and take a left back to the trailhead.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store
Flora & Fauna
In the spring hikers may see wildflowers along this trail.