Day Hikes Around Orange County  by Robert Stone

Day Hikes Around Orange County Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes Around Orange County  by Robert Stone
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 20 of 112.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 112.

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 ...
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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 ...
Laguna Niguel, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.7
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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 ...
Laguna Niguel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5-2.8 miles
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 ...
Laguna Niguel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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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 ...
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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 ...
Laguna Niguel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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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 ...
Trabuco Canyon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6 or 12 miles
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 ...
Newport Beach, CA - Birding,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.6
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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 ...
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
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 ...
Lake Elsinore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
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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 ...
San Juan Capistrano, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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 ...
San Juan Capistrano, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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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 ...
Long Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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 ...
Silverado, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6-15 miles
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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 ...
Dana Point, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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 ...
Huntington Beach, CA - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3
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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. ...
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
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 ...
Foothill Ranch, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.5
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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 ...
Foothill Ranch, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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 ...
Brea, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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