Orange County A Day Hikerand39;s Guide  by John McKinney

Orange County: A Day Hiker's Guide Guide Book

by John McKinney (The Trailmaster)
Orange County A Day Hikerand39;s Guide  by John McKinney
The best day hikes in Orange County: safely discover the region’s most compelling parks, preserves and special places with easy-to-follow maps and clear directions. Hit the trail to improved health as you share a fun and uplifting activity in the natural world with your friends and family. Save time and money and reduce your fuel costs by learning about the wide range of hiking experiences available so surprisingly close to home. The author’s colorful stories and proven trail accounts will help you select – and take – a quality hike you are guaranteed to like.

© 2006 John McKinney/The Trailmaster. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Orange County: A Day Hiker's Guide" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 94.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 94.

Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, the largest park in the hills above Laguna Beach, preserves 3,400 acres of pastoral Orange County. Most locals and other hikers refer to the low hills that back t ...
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
Some hikers claim that the scenic overlook perched on a promontory in Seaview Park offers Orange County’s best coastal view. Certainly the vistas from this obscure Laguna Niguel park are breathtaking, ...
Dana Point, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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Most park-goers use the Alicia Parkway entrance to Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park to begin their self-propelled adventures from the canyon bottoms. Another, less crowded way to go is by way of a ...
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
Housing developments often take the name of the natural features around them, but in one OC locale the naming process is reversed. Geologists and mapmakers have long referred to the long, low ridge ex ...
Anaheim, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.75
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One way or another the hike through Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness is an engaging experience. In fact, one-way may be the best way to walk this wildland corridor from O’Neill Park to Oso Parkway across sou ...
Trabuco Canyon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Laguna Beach has been a pioneer in preserving open space in south Orange County. More than a thousand acres of hillsides and canyonlands have been set aside. The city has been very proactive in expand ...
Dana Point, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Miles of sandy beach, one of California’s largest pleasure craft harbors, and some colorful coastal history are attractions of a walk along Balboa Beach. Balboa—the town, beach and island—was long ago ...
Newport Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Bear Canyon Trail offers a pleasant introduction to the Santa Ana Mountains. The trail climbs through gentle brush and meadow country, visits Pigeon Springs, and arrives at Four Corners, the intersect ...
Lake Elsinore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
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Crisscrossing Caspers Wilderness Park are thirty miles of trail that explore grassy valleys, chaparral-cloaked ridges and native groves of coastal live oak and sycamore. Visitors have a good chance of ...
Ladera Ranch, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Black Star might seem like the title of a sci-fi novel, but the name comes from the Black Star Coal Mining Company that began operations in the canyon in 1878. Known first as Cañon del los Indios (Ind ...
Silverado, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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During the 1920s, oil was discovered at Bolsa Chica. Dikes were built, water drained, wells drilled, roads spread across the marsh. In fact, oil production is scheduled to continue through the year 20 ...
Huntington Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The path traversing Newport Beach’s Bonita Canyon is very much a “neighborhood trail.” While it’s likely to appeal to those who live nearby and are looking for an after-dinner stroll, it’s unlikely to ...
Newport Coast, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Far too steep for suburban housing developments, the Box Springs Mountains in Riverside County remain a place to get away from it all. “It” in this instance is the hustle and bustle of the Inland Empi ...
Riverside, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Park visitors are greeted by a replica of an orange juice stand, located on the corner of Van Buren Boulevard and Dufferin Avenue. In the days before interstate highways and reliable auto air conditio ...
Riverside, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25
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Carbon Canyon Regional Park offers some much-needed “breathing room” for fast-growing northeastern Orange County. The park has both a natural area with trails that connect to nearby Chino Hills State ...
Yorba Linda, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
For many years, the Coal Canyon interchange off the Riverside Freeway was the exit to nowhere. Developers intended to construct 1,500 homes and an industrial park in the canyon, but their plans were t ...
Yorba Linda, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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In 1904, George Hart purchased 700 acres of land on the cliffs east of the entrance to Newport Bay and laid out a subdivision he called Corona del Mar (“Crown of the Sea”). The only way to reach the t ...
Corona Del Mar, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
An oil boom began in Brea and Fullerton at the beginning of the 20th century, for decades oil derricks and tanks dotted what is now 124-acre Craig Park. Floods of the 1930s prompted the U.S. Army Corp ...
Brea, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Between the Pacific Coast Highway and the wide blue Pacific, and between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, lie the beautiful blufftops of Crystal Cove State Park. A paved, multi-use path extends along m ...
Newport Coast, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This walk’s destination is a bronze statue of a hide drogher, captured in mid-toss. Very old dictionaries define “drogher” as the small vessel transporting goods from ship to shore and vice versa. App ...
Dana Point, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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