Best Easy Day Hikes Orange County  by Randy Vogel

Best Easy Day Hikes: Orange County Guide Book

by Randy Vogel (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Orange County  by Randy Vogel
Best Easy Day Hikes Orange County features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of twenty-four easily manageable hikes through Orange County's remarkably varied landscape-from sandy beaches in the north to rocky shorelines and the San Joaquin Hills in the south; from inland canyons to cooling waterfalls and stunning viewpoints in the Santa Ana Mountains.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Orange County" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 24.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 24.

This trail takes you from the busy Ortega Highway corridor into the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness. Incredible vistas of some of the wildest sections of the Santa Ana Mountains are your reward. Des ...
Lake Elsinore, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4
This short hike makes a loop around this restored estuary and offers wonderful opportunities to observe a wide variety of bird species. Bolsa Chica features an easy, wheelchair-accessible trail along ...
Huntington Beach, CA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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The trail follows beside, across, and through Borrego Canyon Creek and reaches the more open and undeveloped hillsides. Eventually you strike out onto the narrow and very scenic Red Rock Canyon Trail, ...
Foothill Ranch, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
This excellent short loop follows a footpath up an open canyon populated with sycamore and oak until you climb atop a high ridge. From here you follow a scenic foot trail down the spine of another r ...
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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This longer loop hike takes you up one of the few unspoiled coastal canyons in the region and then up to a high ridge over the Pacific Ocean that offers great views of the rugged coastline.
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.7
El Cariso Nature Trail is an ideal short hike for families. With striking vistas to the north, west, and south, it winds around a large knoll above the El Cariso Ranger Station, which is just so ...
San Juan Capistrano, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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The hike into Holy Jim Canyon is one of the most scenic and interesting in the Santa Ana Mountains. The hike passes under a multitude of trees and crosses Holy Jim Creek many times before eventu ...
Corona, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.7
This hike begins with a scenic footpath that proceeds up an open valley into a riparian canyon featuring several seasonal stream crossings and the 50-foot Laurel Canyon Falls. Fire roads then le ...
Laguna Beach, CA - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.5
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This short in-and-out hike quickly gains elevation then takes you into the remarkably remote-feeling upper Little Sycamore Canyon. A casual stroll in the upper canyon leads to a final uphill push to r ...
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2-5.2 miles
The Live Oak Trail is a combination of wide foot trail and fire road in the western section of O’Neill Regional Park. This hike traverses some of the less traveled and most scenic areas of the park. D ...
Trabuco Canyon, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
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This trail takes you to the top of Los Pinos Peak, a wild and high point in the Santa Ana Mountains. Fantastic 360-degree views ranging from the Pacific Ocean to the San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and S ...
Lake Elsinore, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.4
The Morgan Trail offers a great deal of variety for a short wilderness hike. The trail takes you from open chaparral to the shade of oaks, sycamores, and willows along Morrell Canyon Creek, then back ...
Lake Elsinore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
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Peters Canyon Regional Park may be small, but it offers great trails, a scenic lake, and a sense of being in the outdoors without straying too far from civilization. This is an easily accessible fami ...
Orange, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
This hike circumnavigates most of Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park and takes you on a tour of the best trails. You will climb up and down through this rolling landscape, amid ancient oaks in the low va ...
Coto de Caza, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.7
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This trail takes you to a variety of coastal mountain habitats, including seasonal waterfalls, dense mature-oak woodlands, and open chaparral-covered hillsides. Although best tackled in the cool ...
Lake Elsinore, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.2
This easy, meandering hike follows a series of footpaths along and across the lower Santiago Creek. Santiago Creek is one of the main drainages for the Santa Ana Mountains. A great outing for families ...
Orange, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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Although the Santiago Trail leads 8.0 miles to Old Camp in the upper reaches of Modjeska (Santiago) Canyon, this hike only proceeds up the first 2.5 miles. From the high turnaround point you will ...
Silverado, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
This hike on the “motorway” (a footpath) takes you from upper Silverado Canyon to a ridgetop view of the Pacific Ocean. Though the incline is never great, it is a steady climb up the canyon wall ...
Silverado, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.4
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This hike descends directly into the heart of Telegraph Canyon and Chino Hills State Park. You then hike up the wide Telegraph Canyon Trail to a nice shaded picnic area. This hike allows you to quick ...
Yorba Linda, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.8
Unlike Holy Jim Canyon, there is no waterfall on the Trabuco Trail to attract the crowds. But the area is more open and affords better views into the surrounding mountain terrain. The spring wildfl ...
Corona, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
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