Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
220.00 ft (67.06 m)
Trail type
1.05 mi (1.69 km)
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The Peña Adobe Loop Trail is a short thigh burner of a hike that climbs from the historical Peña Adobe Park to the hills overlooking Lagoon Valley Park.

The trail begins at a small foot bridge at the far side of the Peña Adobe Park lawn. This bridge remains hidden from the park and historical area, though as you approach the edge of the park near the freeway, it becomes visible, crossing the small creek and leading hikers to the rolling undeveloped hills. A brisk climb up single track switchbacks leads to the high point. Lagoon Valley Park offers a variety of trails, and hikers can adjust their route to account for the distance and difficulty they are seeking. 

A few more rolling peaks along the ridgeline offers picturesque views of trees and the surrounding landscape, making the traffic down below feel much more infantismally small compared to when the noise drowned out the first section of trail. A table and viewing platform offer a shady spot to catch one's breath and take in the views over the spacious regional park. From here, various use trails descend down the side of the hill. Look closely and the single track leading back to Peña Adobe Park is visible, otherwise hikers can walk along the shoulderless park road below.

Return to the park, completing a loop trail slightly over 1 mile in distance.

Parking is free inside Peña Adobe Park and $5 inside Lagoon Valley Park. Each park has its own rules and open hours. Bathrooms, water, and a historical museum and grounds open limited hours are available at Peña Adobe Park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Park entrance

Open Year-round



Accesses multiple parks. Wide views.


Highway noise.

Trailhead Elevation

210.00 ft (64.01 m)

Highest point

390.00 ft (118.87 m)


Near lake or river
Historically significant
Big vistas
Family friendly
Backcountry camping
Potable water
Bird watching

Typically multi-day


Permit required




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