East Flat Trail

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, California

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East Flat Trail is a hiking trail in Orange County, California. It is within Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 390 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 205 feet.
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East Flat Trail is a hiking trail in Orange County, California. It is within Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 390 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 205 feet. This trail connects with the following: Quail Run and East Ridge Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Distance: 0.9
Elevation Gain: 205 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 390 feet
Top Elevation: 595 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to East Flat Trail
Parks: Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Elevation Min/Max: 390/595 ft
Elevation Start/End: 390/390 ft

East Flat Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"On this hike or ride (mountain bikes are welcome on the specific route described here) you’ll pass through two very different kinds of natural habitat: first, a scruffy mix of drought-resistant coastal sage-scrub and chaparral plants on the sunny hillsides and ridges; second, the moisture-loving oak-and-sycamore woodlands along Bell Canyon."

"This hike leaves behind (but returns to) the mellow woodlands in the bottom of Bell Canyon and travels the park’s high country. This high country isn’t all that high—less than 1,000 feet in elevation) but in the case of East Ridge is high enough to offer some fine views of the noted groves of sycamore and coastal live oak along the river terraces below. True to its name, the trail (2.5 miles one way) traverses Bell Canyon’s eastern ridge, a landscape cloaked with chaparral and dotted with prickly pear cactus. The trail links to five more paths that in turn connect to Bell Canyon, so loop opportunities are many and varied. Hike a shorter loop than the one described by descending from East Ridge to the canyon bottom via Quail Run Trail or Sun Rise Trail."

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May 2018