I’d come across Deer Canyon Park Reserve on another blog and booked marked it for another day. Yesterday, we had the intention to visit Santiago Oaks Regional Park, but somehow I missed the entrance an ended up just down the street from Deer Canyon. Following my GPS instructions, I navigated our way to the not-real-obvious entrance to this park, which is found at inside a neighborhood, near a gated community.
With this oddly placed park entrance, comes free parking on the street– there seems to be no specific parking lot for this park. This park is dog friendly. There are bags near the entrance and trash cans along the various trails as well.
We went on a drizzly day, with muddy dirt trails and gray skies, and plants showered with rain drops.
Perfect day for a nice walk in the rain. Diesel had fun. Wilson would have preferred the warmth of his blankets at home, but he did ok. His papa carried him most of the way, as usual.
Daddy stopped for a moment to get a break, and a kiss.
We found a tree swing along one of the trails that follow this tiny creek. Not sure where all the trails go, but I have read the park itself spreads across 103 acres.
We will be back another day to explore the rest.
Since there is not a lot out there on Deer Canyon Park, and finding the entrance is kind of tricky, here’s directions:
From West Anaheim, head east on the 91, exit Weir Canyon to the right. Few lights down, turn right on Serrano Avenue and an immediate right onto Canyon Creek Roan. Down a ways, you turn left onto Sunset Ridge Road and right onto Hollow Oak Road. Park on the street near the private gate (dead ends here). Entrance to Deer Canyon Park Reserve is on the left.