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Peters Canyon Regional Park

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Good hike, great for pets and kids

This park has very many steep hills that are great workout. There are two options; you can hike... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice for Hiking, but Too Hot

I ran one of my cross country races here. It's very sandy, dry, and hot. In fact, there are some... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Miranda C
Newport Beach, California
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8548 Canyon View Ave, Orange, CA 92869-5883
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has very many steep hills that are great workout. There are two options; you can hike the steep hills or take the flatter trail. It's a great place for pets, and families. The only downside is is that there is limited parking. The...More

Thank teresa3338
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I ran one of my cross country races here. It's very sandy, dry, and hot. In fact, there are some areas closed due to recovering from fire last year. There are different trails to choose from depending on how you feel. You can hike some...More

Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Small jewel of a semi wilderness park has had a hard time over the past few years. The reservoir ran bone dry during the big California drought, and much of the park was badly damaged in a wildfire in 2017. But no matter the condition,...More

Thank Rock M
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Peters Canyon is a wilderness park in urban Orange County. While hiking the numerous trails you never feel like you have totally left the city as there are homes visible at many points throughout the trails. However this is still a relaxing place and a...More

Thank FredInCalifornia
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Orange is my home town. I have walked, hiked and biked this area many times. By myself, with friends and with my son. The scenery is lovely and there is terrain options for everyone. There is a wildlife preserve area you can walk through as...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Its a nice place for a hike but it can be very crowded. I used to bike here but its way too crowded for that now. Within 5 miles of here there are plenty of other good and less crowded hiking spots (for example, Santiago...More

Thank KeSuLu
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I just had to go and trek the other day, so I googled and found this is the nearest trek for me suitable for my fitness level.They open at 7am and I reached at around 7.15pm near the south entrance. Started with finding a parking...More

Thank SuhasGujarathi
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to run/walk/hike. Very few bikes and horses. Plenty of elevation and other challenges for the more advanced athlete.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Need a local spot to get a workout? Try the trails at Peters Canyon Regional Park. It is a nice place to hike with your dog. During the fall and winter, you can also walk through the bird sanctuary.

Thank Iluv2hike
Reviewed 30 May 2017

While we had to park in the local residential area that only goes to show you the popularity of this place. If you paid to park that would be your only expense. The rangers were helpful and friendly, the park is typical Southern California landscape,...More

Thank Billyjoe52
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