Hike Weir Canyon Trail
- 3 miles - Easy Effort
- Or: 1.5 to Hilltop and Back
- 2 Hours (Total)
- Can Get Very Busy
- 500 Total Feet of Climbing
- Max Elevation of 1,230 feet
- Leashed Dogs Allowed
The Weir Canyon Trail hike is tucked into Orange County suburbia, but once you step onto the trail, you will feel like you are miles away. The best time to visit is when it's cooler in the spring; it becomes one of the best places to see wildflowers, including the California poppy. It's an excellent hike for beginners and those who want a quick escape.
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- Getting to the Trailhead
When planning, always check the park website and social media to make sure the trails are open. Similarly, check the weather and road conditions.
Where is Weir Canyon Trail?
Don't just search for the Weir Canyon Trail on your maps app because there are multiple trailheads. We will start from a specific trailhead of the Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Use this trailhead address:
6984 E Overlook Terrace, Anaheim, CA 92807
There are no bathrooms or water at the trailhead or on the hike.
This is a straightforward hike on wide trails, but there are some ups and downs. If you have hiking shoes or boots, they will help, as will trekking poles. But plenty of people do the hike in fitness gear and you can too. In the summer it gets really hot here, and there is no tree cover. Bring at least 1L of water.
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If you want a shorter, 1.5 mile hike, you can turn around and go back the way you came from here. Otherwise, continue.
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