Day Hikes Around Orange County Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes Around Orange County   by Robert Stone

368pp/maps
ISBN: 9781573420747

Orange County lies along the coast in southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. The county is framed by the Pacific Ocean on one side while the Santa Ana Mountains stretch along the entire back side of the county. The coast-to-mountain landscape creates an interesting, diverse terrain that offers many opportunities for exploration.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes Around Orange County " Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 112.
... Preview: Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Eco logical Preserve is a federal reserve where grassy 180-foot bluffs offer easy access to the rocky shoreline. The 80-acre preserve extends from Abalone Cove to Portu ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This hike travels west into Aliso Canyon and turns north up Wood Canyon. Along the way, the trail passes Cave Rock, a 26-million-year-old sandstone formation, and Dripping Cave, a historic water-ca ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Laguna Niguel, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Seaview Park straddles the crest of 936-foot Niguel Hill on the east boundary of Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. The ridge-top park sits on the cliffs 800 feet above Aliso Canyon and borders a ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Laguna Niguel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5-2.8 miles
... Preview: Aliso Peak is a 623-foot oceanfront summit with a bird’s-eye view of Laguna Beach and the coastline. Three routes lead to the peak, which is located at the southern tip of Aliso and Wood Canyons Wild ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Laguna Niguel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Aliso Peak is located at the southern end of Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park near the Pacific coastline. The trail climbs up rugged Valido Canyon, an unspoiled stream-fed canyon, to a saddle o ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The Aliso Summit Trail is a little known gem discretely perched on the steep cliffs of Aliso Canyon. It is tucked behind the gated community of Coronado Pointe in Laguna Niguel and borders the east bo ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Laguna Niguel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The Arroyo Trabuco Trail parallels the creek through a six-mile-long finger of designated wilderness in O’Neill Park. The near-level trail meanders through the protected riparian habitat to Oso Parkwa ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Trabuco Canyon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6 or 12 miles
... Preview: Back Bay Drive follows the east shore of the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, where the ocean’s salt water mixes with the nutrient-rich freshwater from San Diego Creek, the Santa Ana Delhi Chann ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Newport Beach, CA - Birding,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Barbara’s Lake is a 12-acre spring-fed lake in the James Dilley Greenbelt Preserve, a 173-acre parcel of land in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Located in Laguna Canyon, just north of the Highway 7 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This backcountry trail winds through shady stands of ancient oaks and exposed chaparral-covered hillsides at the north end of the wilderness area. The trail passes weather-carved granite, grassy p ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Lake Elsinore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: This is an easy and scenic hike that meanders up fertile Bell Canyon, a quiet, natural canyon in the heart of the park. The hike forms a loop with the Oak Trail, a footpath on the west side of the ca ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
San Juan Capistrano, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The West Ridge Trail parallels the west edge of Caspers Wilderness Park 400 feet above Bell Canyon. The hike begins on the canyon floor under towering sycamores and ancient stands of contorted, pic ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
San Juan Capistrano, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Long Beach City Beach stretches over four miles, from the port of Long Beach to the Alamitos Bay entrance channel at the Orange County border. This hike begins at Belmont Pier near the middle of the c ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Long Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This hike follows an old dirt road as it zigzags up the canyon through public and private land. (The road is a vehicle-restricted public right-of-way.) The hike begins at the mouth of Black Star ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Silverado, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6-15 miles
... Preview: This walk along the blufftop includes views across the entire harbor. The route spans from Ken Sampson Overview Park at the west end to the Hide “Blufftop” Trail at the east end. The cliff-hugging ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Dana Point, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The Bolsa Chica tidal basin encompasses 1,300 wetland acres and 300 mesa acres between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach along the Pacific coast at the northwest end of Orange County. The Bolsa Chica Ec ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Huntington Beach, CA - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This loop hike offers a broad cross-section of habitats in the upper reaches of the park. The trail begins in Laguna Canyon and climbs up the Big Bend Trail, named for a wide curve of Laguna Canyon. ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Limestone-Whiting Wilderness Park en compasses 4,000 acres on the north end of Lake Forest and Foothill Ranch in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. The park, an old cattle ranch, contains ripa ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Foothill Ranch, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Red Rock Canyon is a narrow canyon surrounded by dramatic 100-foot red sandstone cliffs in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. The wind and water-carved formations cast a red terra cotta tint from oxidize ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Foothill Ranch, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Carbon Canyon Regional Park is a 124-acre park on the rolling foothills of the Chino Hill Range in Brea. The park is situated upstream from the Carbon Canyon Dam and is adjacent to the west end of Chi ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes Around Orange County "
Brea, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2