Weir Canyon to Robber's Roost

Anaheim, CA
Length: 3.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 2    Average: 4/5]

The trail to Robber’s Roost is windy and follows rolling hills. This trail connects to other trails in Santiago Oaks and Irvine Regional Parks, allowing you to expand your hike as you wish. Recent wildfires (November 2017) did some damage to the area, so read ahead for nearby trail closures if you’re planning to expand your hike; this trail was not damaged.

This hike is great year-round; in the spring it is full of gorgeous wildflowers and is known as one of the better areas to view a Superbloom (after a high rain or El Nino year). It is somewhat exposed, so if you do hike in the summer I highly recommend hiking as early as possible in the morning. This trail leads to a rocky viewpoint called Robber’s Roost (due to a local legend that robbers in the Silver Ore days of Orange County would hide up there).

Robber’s Roost can also be accessed by a more strenuous hike starting in Santiago Oaks Regional park.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 300 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Viewpoint and Wildlife Viewing

Trail through rolling hills to a rocky overlook called Robber’s Roost. Fun rocks to climb and great views of Orange County. Great place to see the Super Bloom in a high rain year (wildflower explosion).

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Free street parking in the neighborhood

Trail Contributor

[Total: 2    Average: 4/5]

My name is Nicole Dominick, and I’ve been hiking with Hike it Baby since May 2016 with my daughter. She is now 4.5 years old and has hiked over 400 miles! She has been carried for most of those miles, but we enjoy every journey. We were both born and raised in Southern CA but now live in Colorado Springs, CO.


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