Bell View Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 1,097 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,305 feet. Along the trail there is a water tank.
Bell View Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Bell View Regional Trail, for hikers, equestrians, and cyclists, starts as a “community trail” threading through the suburban-edge communities of Rancho Santa Margarita and Coto de Caza. It then assumes a wilder character as it undulates along a ridge overlooking open land to the east as far as the eye can see. The route ends inside Caspers Wilderness Park, not far from Ortega Highway."
--Jerry Schad and David Money Harris, Afoot & Afield: Orange County (Wilderness Press).
"United States Geological Survey maps show an unnamed trail leading part-way up the ridge between Bell and Trabuco Canyons, but the Cleveland National Forest does not list this trail among their system trails. Mountain bikers call this route Bell Ridge, have extended the trail all the way to Los Pinos Peak, and have erected a flagpole on Bell Peak, the first peaklet along the ridge. This is a hike for the adventurous."
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