Ashley and I had the chance to hike the Bear Canyon Loop the Saturday before Easter Sunday last weekend. We chose to do this hike because this trail is known to have great wildflowers in the spring time. The hike did not disappoint, however we have seen better wildflowers along this trail during years with wetter rainy seasons. The Bear Canyon Loop is a great hike that also offers amazing views of the Santa Ana Mountains and is an all around pleasant hike that we would highly recommend to others. If you are looking for a great hike in the Cleveland National Forest and the opportunity to see wildflowers after a rainy season this is the hike for you. The hike has an elevation gain of 1,000 feet and is 6.8 miles round-trip. This is a moderate hike that should take somewhere between 2.5 hours to 4 hours to complete. Ashley and I packed a lunch and enjoyed taking in the beautiful scenery on this hike as well as the wildflowers. For a full trail description of this hike make sure to checkout our detailed trail write-up by clicking Here. Here are some pictures from our hike for every one to enjoy!