Bell View Trail

Orange County, California

Elevation Gain2,305ft
Trailhead Elevation1,097ft
Elevation Min/Max1097/1766ft
Elevation Start/End1097/1097ft

Bell View Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Hiking Trail, Tijeras Canyon Trail and Sonriente Trail.

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."

"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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Trail Information

Orange County
Nearby City
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Local Contacts
Cleveland National Forest Visitor Map
Local Maps