Los Angeles: Bear Canyon Loop

This 6.5-mile loop passes through sage, chaparral, and oak groves to a high plateau with panoramic views of the Santa Ana Mountains.
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This 6.5-mile loop passes through sage, chaparral, and oak groves to a high plateau with panoramic views of the Santa Ana Mountains.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.6

Waypoints

BCL001

Location: 33.613224029541, -117.426986694336

Begin hike from trailhead sign-in around right (W) side of store

BCL002

Location: 33.6047592163086, -117.423393249512

Veer R @ 3-way

BCL010

Location: 33.6051712036133, -117.420845031738

Veer L @ 3-way, continue 1 mi. to car

BCL004

Location: 33.5972557067871, -117.420516967773

R @ 4-way; shady lunch spot

BCL005

Location: 33.5850715637207, -117.428146362305

Watch for horned lizards by trail

BCL006

Location: 33.5831718444824, -117.428863525391

Area called "4 Corners" is actually 5-way intersection. Make sharpest L @ 5-way; R @ 5-way leads 1.5 mi to Sitton Peak (side trip)

BCL007

Location: 33.5965385437012, -117.419067382812

High point on broad ridge, with gorgeous views in all directions, amid forest of yucca blooms

BCL008

Location: 33.5971488952637, -117.419219970703

Prime grouse habitat

BCL009

Location: 33.5972557067871, -117.420516967773

Straight @ 4-way

BCL003

Location: 33.6051712036133, -117.420845031738

R @ 3-way