Hiking near Santa Ana, California

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Sturtevant Falls
Sturtevant Falls
Pasadena, California, United States (32 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.7 miles, 1-3 hours
A leisurely hike through an enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains leading to a fifty foot waterfall.

The trail from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls has been a popular hike for those wanting to escape the urban sprawl of Los Angeles since the early 1900's. This is an easy hike and perfect for anyone new to hiking but be aware that the last 0.6 mile return to the parking lot is all uphill. From the Santa Anita exit of the 210 Freeway it's a 5 mile...
Huntington State Beach
Huntington State Beach
Huntington State Beach, California, United States (9.5 miles away)
 
Easy: 4.1 miles, 1-3 hours
Hike beside the famous broad beaches of Huntington on this easy, flat, paved multi-use trail.

Huntington Beach is famous for its wide, sandy beaches and surfing. It's also a great place for an easy, flat walk along the coastline. The key route is the wide, paved multi-use trail that parallels the coastline. Walking this trail from end to end (with a short side jaunt to the waters edge) adds up to just over four miles. Being paved and entirely...
9.4 miler Bommer Cyn to Laguna Trails
9.4 miler Bommer Cyn to Laguna Trails
Irvine, California, United States (8.8 miles away)
 
Moderate: 9.4 miles, 1-3 hours
9.4 mile trail near Irvine, California

9.4 miler Bommer Cyn to Laguna Trails is located near Irvine, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes about 3 hours or 3.5, all depending on your pace, of course. I did this to give you an extended hike out of Bommer Canyon.  Trails are good, area is quiet. You do see several other hikers, runners and bikers. Travel in...
Bommer Meadow, Irvine, CA
Bommer Meadow, Irvine, CA
San Joaquin Hills, California, United States (8.8 miles away)
Moderate: 5.9 miles, 1-3 hours
5.9 mile trail near San Joaquin Hills, Irvine, California

Bommer Meadow's Trail is about 5.9 miles long (roundtrip) and located near San Joaquin Hills, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. Access by turning onto Shady Canyon Dr from Bonita Canyon. Follow Shady Canyon to Bommer Cyn parking, which will be on your right. There are only 14 parking spots. If lot is full,...
11 miles Adv Moderate at Limestone Canyon
11 miles Adv Moderate at Limestone Canyon
Irvine County, California, United States (9.5 miles away)
Difficult: 10.9 miles, Full day
10.9 mile trail near Irvine County, California

Limestone Canyon is about 10.9 miles long and located near Irvine County, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a full day. Limestone Canyon is not open to the public, except for special days.  This was one of them.We accessed it off of E Santiago Canyon Rd, just past Trabuco Canyon (coming from coast).  The Augustine Staging...
Limestone Canyon
Limestone Canyon
Irvine County, California, United States (9.5 miles away)
11-12 mile trail near Irvine County, California

Limestone Canyon is about 10.9 miles long and located near Irvine County, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a full day. Limestone Canyon is not open to the public, except for designated days.  This was one of them.We accessed it off of E Santiago Canyon Rd, just past Trabuco Canyon (coming from coast).  The Augustine...
10 mile loop Bommer Ridge to Crystal Cove
10 mile loop Bommer Ridge to Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, California, United States (10.3 miles away)
 
Moderate: 10.3 miles, Half day
10.3 mile trail near Newport Coast, California

Bommer Ridge to Crystal Cove is about 10.3 miles long and located near Newport Coast, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day. Started at Ridge Park ( off Newport Coast Dr., Newport Beach CA - drive to end). It's a popular area on the weekends, so do NOT wear headphones - you need to hear bikers and runners as...
Fullerton Creek
Fullerton Creek
Fullerton, California, United States (10.0 miles away)
1.1 mile trail near Fullerton, California

Fullerton Creek is about 1.1 miles long and located near Fullerton, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less
Huntington Beach Bike Trail
Huntington Beach Bike Trail
Huntington Beach, California, United States (10.2 miles away)
Easy: 12.8 miles, Half day
Enjoy endless beaches, seaside towns and a trail that allows you to enjoy the beauty of southern California at its best.

I wish they all could be California trails! This trail follows two of the most beautiful beaches in California and provides access to great seaside communities, piers, and main streets. In this guide, I will give you suggestions for where to start the trail, how to stay on the trail, (It gets confusing in one spot.) rental suggestions, website recommendations,...
Crystal Cove State Park Historic District Walking Tour
Crystal Cove State Park Historic District Walking Tour
Crystal Cove, California, United States (11.9 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.1 miles, 1 hour or less

Welcome to the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District,an oasis in time! Take some time to relax and explore the 12-acre historic district, once part of the Irvine Ranch lands, consisting of 46 Cottages built in the 1920s and 1930s. For decades, families have camped and played here. Artists have captured the Cove's natural beauty on canvas for...
Crystal Cove Green Route
Crystal Cove Green Route
Crystal Cove State Park, California, United States (12.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 2.9 miles, 1-3 hours
A moderate 3 mile loop trail that begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center

The Green Route is a moderate, 2.9 mile loop hike through Crystal Cove State Park backcountry. The hike begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center. The length is perfect for a short hike, and the route gives you a good workout and a great taste of Crystal Cove's backcountry. The trail begins with a steady ascent, climbing about 500 feet in elevation....
Crystal Cove Red Route
Crystal Cove Red Route
Crystal Cove State Park, California, United States (12.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 5.5 miles, 1-3 hours
A moderate, 5.5 mile loop that takes you through canyon and up to Moro ridge, with sweeping coastal views.

This trail begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center. This loop gives you a tour of the El Moro Canyon, then climbs over 800' in elevation to the ridge line, where you'll enjoy some of the best coastline views in the park.
Crystal Cove Blue Route
Crystal Cove Blue Route
Crystal Cove State Park, California, United States (12.6 miles away)
 
Difficult: 9.1 miles, Half day
This strenuous 9.1 mile hike follows the perimeter of the park, giving you a grand tour of Crystal Cove backcountry.

The Blue Route is also aptly known as the perimeter of the park hike, since it forms a complete loop around the perimeter of Crystal Cove State Park backcountry. This is a strenuous 9.1 mile hike with some good elevation gain and beautiful views over the Pacific and east toward Santiago and Modjeska Peaks. This "grand tour" of Crystal Cove backcountry...
Crystal Cove State Park Beach Geology
Crystal Cove State Park Beach Geology
Crystal Cove State Park, California, USA (11.6 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.0 miles, 1 hour or less
By Merton Hill, PhD, Saddleback College

Spectacular ocean panoramas and contorted rocky cliffs are yours to enjoy on this self-guided tour of the geology of Crystal Cove State Park. This Beach Geology Tour is available as a brochure at the Crystal Cove Park Interpretive Store and was written by Dr. Merton Hill with images provided by Drs. Merton & Annlia Hill. Begin by taking the path...
El Dorado Park two mile nature trail
El Dorado Park two mile nature trail
Long Beach, California, United States (13.3 miles away)
Easy: 1.8 miles, 1 hour or less
El Dorado Park, Long Beach, California USA

These trails are hidden gems in the busy city of Long Beach. You would never know that you were not lost in hidden woods, rather then less then 1/2 mile from a busy freeway. The nature center itself is very good, featuring a little menagerie of local wildlife, and educational things for children. They sell items, and they occasionally have special...
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary to Springs
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary to Springs
Modjeska, California, United States (14.5 miles away)
A good hike or bike UP a fire road to a seasonal spring

This is an almost all uphill climb from the Tucker wildlife sanctuary to the springs. The hike can be strenuous do to the incline. The spring is seasonal and a little hard to get to. The views on the way up are amazing. The trail is a fire road with no shade. If you hike on the weekend expect to see mountain bikers. The trail is wide enough I...
Aliso Summit Trail
Aliso Summit Trail
Laguna Niguel, California, United States (16.6 miles away)
Easy: 6.7 miles, 1-3 hours
Hike along the ridge line of Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park to a wonderful view of the ocean.

This hike along the southern ridge of the Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park is fairly easy, with only a short moderate hill at the end. As you walk you'll find the park to your right and suburbs and homes to your left, so you don't really get an out in nature feel to the hike. Pleanty of room for bikers, hikers, dog walkers and runners At...
Graffiti Waterfall
Graffiti Waterfall
Riverside, California, United States (23 miles away)
 
Easy: 0.4 miles, 1 hour or less
Hidden Lake Matthews runoff waterfall.

A nice short walk to a hidden waterfall.
The Power House
The Power House
Norco, California, United States (24 miles away)
 
Easy: 0.4 miles, 1 hour or less
1900's hydro electric station trail

A short and easy trail that leads to a turn of the century relic and a graffiti lovers paradise.
Chiquito Falls
Chiquito Falls
Lakeland Village, California, United States (27 miles away)
 
Difficult: 8.6 miles, Half day
A strenuous 9 mile out-and-back hike that visits two beautiful seasonal waterfalls in Orange County.

When you think of hiking in Orange County, you don’t usually envision dramatic waterfalls. But during the spring, there are a number of wonderful seasonal waterfalls that are just a hike away. One of my personal favorites is Chiquito Falls. This hike is a 9 mile out-and-back route with nearly 3,000′ of vertical elevation gain. And it’s a waterfall...
San Juan Loop Trail
San Juan Loop Trail
Lake Elsinore, California, United States (27 miles away)
 
Easy: 2.1 miles, 1 hour or less
Easy and relatively short hike. Yet, very beautiful scenes, and landscapes.

This is a easy and relatively short hike, yet offers a very complete experience. As the name says, it is a loop trail in the Cleveland National Forest, off of Ortega Highway. It goes through different portions of open trail and really old oak trees covered sections. You can enjoy views of landscape, a small waterfall in a gorge and go along the creek...
Ocean Scenic Trails At Trump Golf Clubhouse
Ocean Scenic Trails At Trump Golf Clubhouse
Rancho Palos Verde, California, United States (28 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.4 miles, 1-3 hours
Over 5 miles worth of scenic ocean trails in Rancho Palos Verde, California

www.hikewithvickster.webs.com - Ocean Scenic Trails At Trump Country Club is about 4.4 miles long (rail in map) and located near San Pedro Hill/Rancho Palos Verde, California. This place has it all. A beautiful golfcourse owned by Donald Trump, a picnic area with an amazing panaromic view of the ocean, must-do cliff side trails, a dog beach and some...
Johnson's Pasture Trail
Johnson's Pasture Trail
Claremont, California, United States (28 miles away)
 
Easy: 2.3 miles, 1 hour or less
Alternate access to Claremont Wilderness loop.

This is a simple out and back trail that takes you to one of those intersections. If you look at the overview map you will see ow this tail can be combined with others to suit your needs for mileage, endurance, adventure, or time limits. This is a beautiful area full of trails for everybody and every level of fitness. Please keep our trails clean....
Monrovia Canyon Park
Monrovia Canyon Park
Monrovia, California, United States (30 miles away)
 
Easy: 5.8 miles, 1-3 hours
Surprises at every turn

We took a forked trip to hike the two canyons. One was short, almost too short but in retrospect a way to start experiencing the alive canyons with the spider webs hanging from branches to rocks and filtering the sunlight. Or the pleasant surprised of seeing a small rattle snake on the concrete walkway out of the forest. The early morning hike gave...
Orchard Camp via Mt Wilson Trail
Orchard Camp via Mt Wilson Trail
Sierra Madre, California, United States (31 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.9 miles, Half day
The first half of the trail to Mount Wilson, an old camp used by Mr Wilson himself.

The trail was originally built by Benjamin Davis Wilson, who was the grandfather of General George S. Patton around 1852. The trail followed an old Indian trail and as legend has it, was used by the Spaniards to hunt for Grizzly Bears. Ben Wilson wanted to find better wood on the mountain, but was unable to locate any so the trail reverted to...
Big Santa Anita Canyon Loop with Upper Trail
Big Santa Anita Canyon Loop with Upper Trail
Pasadena, California, United States (32 miles away)
 
Moderate: 10.0 miles, Half day
A beautiful multi-landscape trail with many waterfalls and trees. Offers a challenging and well-maintained trail.

Big Santa Anita Canyon offers something for everybody. If you are traveling with young children, the short hike from Chantry Flat to Sturtevant Falls is rewarding and great for an easy morning or afternoon hike. However, if you're interested in something more substantial, you can follow the Big Santa Anita Loop trail. The scenery along the trails...
Chantry Flats Loop (Mt Zion, Sturtevant Camp, Falls)
Chantry Flats Loop (Mt Zion, Sturtevant Camp, Falls)
Sierra Madre, California, United States (32 miles away)
 
Difficult: 8.8 miles, Half day
8.8 mile trail in Sierra Madre, California

www.hikewithvickster.webs.com - Overview: Started the day at about 7am and began the trail opposite of the crowds toward the Spruce Grove and Sturtevant Campground. By 8am, the sun was in full force and the heat was already bearing down, less than 2 miles into the hike. I had checked, at the end of the hike around 1pm and nearby Pasadena was 103 degrees....
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats
Pasadena, California, United States (32 miles away)
 
Difficult: 12.6 miles, Full day
A strenuous day hike through a beautiful section of the San Gabriel mountains with a 50 ft. waterfall.

Standing prominently above Pasadena, Mount Wilson is a Southern California landmark. The 5,710 foot summit is home for an observatory responsible for the most detailed photos of Mars as well a vast array of antennae for local LA radio and television stations. While the summit is steeped in astronomical wonder and tremendous views of Los Angeles, the...
Eaton Canyon
Eaton Canyon
Altadena, California, United States (33 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A short trip into Eaton Canyon for an accessible waterfall. Great wildflowers in the spring, too!

This is a relatively easy less-than-four mile hike to a 40-foot waterfall. Its proximity to civilization and short distance make this a very popular trail for casual hikers, and it can get very crowded on the weekends and on hot summer days - but it's worth a visit even if you have to fight through crowds - especially when spring wildflowers carpet...
San Onofre Trail 3 to the Cristianitos Fault
San Onofre Trail 3 to the Cristianitos Fault
San Onofre State Beach, California, United States (34 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A moderate beach hike along a geologically significant area in San Onofre State Beach, visting the Cristianitos fault.

The Cristianitos Fault is a major earthquake fault line located less than one mile from the San Onofre nuclear power plant. This hike takes you on a 3.8 mile loop through San Onofre State Beach to the site of the fault line. Along the way, you’ll see the Monterey Formation, which holds most of the oil and gas deposits known in the LA basin and off...
Etiwanda Falls
Etiwanda Falls
Etiwanda, California, United States (35 miles away)
 
Hidden waterfall of Etiwanda

Nestled in the Etiwanda foothills is The Etiwanda Falls hike. Part of the North Etiwanda Preserve, it is a nice out and back hike suitable for the whole family. After going out and back head west from the trail and continue the rest of the preserve hike. 3.22 miles more. Or make it a REAL hike and add the Day Creek Gauging Station on the northwest corner...
Stargazing in Griffith Park and the Observatory
Stargazing in Griffith Park and the Observatory
Los Feliz, California, United States (36 miles away)
 
Easy: 20 miles, Full day
Plus the L.A. zoo, hiking and rides on historic trains, a carousel and ponies

As the largest municipal park with urban wilderness areas in the country, Griffith Park is easily a destination in itself. Much more than a city park, this urban parkland has numerous trails and historic attractions sprawled over 4,210 acres. Elevations range from 384 to 1,625 feet above sea level, and landscape changes from coastal sage brush to oak...
Griffith Park - Hollywood Sign Hike
Griffith Park - Hollywood Sign Hike
Los Angeles, California, United States (37 miles away)
 
Easy: 4.3 miles, 1-3 hours

A great easy to moderate hike if you are visiting or new in town with great views of the Hollywood sign. The total hike is a little over 4 miles and will take about 1-2 hours depending on your hiking speed, resting or taking in the beautiful views. At the top is a great 360 degree view behind the famous sign.
Black Jack Trail - Catalina Island
Black Jack Trail - Catalina Island
Avalon, California, United States (38 miles away)
 
Difficult: 14.0 miles, Full day
Hike to Black Jack and learn about the old mines and history of the area

At this time, the Renton Mine Trail portion of the Trans Catalina Trail has to be accessed via Wrigley Road, which takes you up and over the ridge near Mount Ada. You’ll find the trailhead shortly after you pass the Inn at Mt. Ada in Avalon. The route to the trail head is paved and a bit steep, but the views of Avalon and the ocean are incredible....
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 1: Avalon to Black Jack
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 1: Avalon to Black Jack
Avalon, California, United States (38 miles away)
 
Difficult: 14.9 miles, Full day
Day 1 of a 4-day backpacking trip spanning the entire length of Catalina Island.

This is a long, strenuous hike, especially if you are backpacking. But the views are amazing. Beautiful blue ocean views in every direction in the morning, and incredible solitude, serenity and interior island views in the afternoon.
Hermit Gulch Trail Loop
Hermit Gulch Trail Loop
Avalon, California, United States (40 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.9 miles, 1-3 hours
Up for a short hike with a big payoff?

Up for a short hike with a big payoff? Try the Garden to Sky Hike using the Memorial Road and Hermit Gulch trail. You can make the round trip in just a couple of hours and be back in time for whatever your Avalon plans may be. The trail head can be accessed via the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden located at the top of Avalon Canyon, a 1.75 mile...
Whiting Woods Mtrwy
Whiting Woods Mtrwy
Glendale/Whiting Woods, California, United States (39 miles away)
 
Moderate: 5.2 miles, 1-3 hours
2.604 mile dirt road near Verdugo City / Montrose, California

Whiting Woods Motorway is 5.208 miles long round trip. It is fairly steep consequently there are fewer mountain bikes common at other hikes in the Verdugos. Starting at the end of Whiting Woods Road, passing through the locked gate you quickly start climbing, 2.604 miles to go. The road starts out steep, get used to it, this is going to be...