|Canyon View Loop Trail
This 3.75-mile loop in Whitewater Preserve crosses Whitewater River and incorporates a section of the Pacific Crest Trail to deliver big views up and down Whitewater Canyon on the east end of the San Bernardino Mountain.
|El Cariso Nature Trail
This 1.35 to 1.55-mile loop examines common plants in the Santa Ana Mountains, along with uncommon views views across the mountain range, passing an old mine for more fun.
|Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail
This gradual 5.2-mile round trip hike near Idyllwild crosses quiet forests with rugged mountain views.
This 3 1/3-mile round trip hike follows an old road to an old campground with views over San Mateo Canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains.
|Geology Discovery Trail
This 9-mile loop in Crystal Cove State Park follows guide markers exploring geology in the beautiful backcountry of this Orange County wilderness.
|Heaps Peak Arboretum
Take a short hike on Sequoia Trail and Footprint Trail to learn about the plants, animals, and natural history of the San Bernardino Mountains.
This 1 to 1.4-mile round trip hike follows a mountain stream to an overlook of an amazing heart-shaped formation in the rock wall along Seeley Creek Falls.
|Indian Flats Trail
This easy half-mile round trip hike from Indian Flats Campground explores seasonal pools in the East Fork of the San Luis Rey River.
This 6-mile round trip hike crosses a saddle to a 5,790-foot summit with views of the mountains around San Jacinto Peak near Idyllwild.
|Kwaay Paay Peak
This 2.5-mile hike rewards a good workout with panoramic views as it climbs to a 1,194-foot summit in Mission Trails Regional Park, just 10 miles from downtown San Diego.
This level and easy 3/4-mile loop circles a small lake in Huntington Beach Central Park.
|Lake View Loop & East Ridge Overlook
This 3.65-mile loop expands on the 2.7-mile Lake View Loop with a small loop to the high point of Peters Canyon Regional Park.
|Little Sycamore Canyon – Serrano Ridge – Camarillo Canyon – Stagecoach South Trails Loop
This 5-mile loop uses four trails to explore two canyons and and a ridge in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.
This 3.25-mile round trip hike reaches a panoramic summit above the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains.
This 4.4-mile loop begins with a 1 2/3-mile ascent that gains 1,200 feet to reach a panoramic summit and then descends along a ridge for even more views.
This 2-mile round trip hike ventures down Moro Canyon to a picturesque beach in Crystal Cove State Park.
The 5.1-mile round trip hike travels between Observatory Campground and Palomar Observatory, crossing a pleasant mountain woodland with valley views along the way.
This 1/3-mile round trip hike visits a refreshing waterfall, cascade, and swimming hole off Ortega Highway in the Santa Ana Mountains.
This level 2.5-mile round trip hike visits a small grove of small coastal redwoods in Carbon Canyon Regional Park that is the largest grove of these large trees in Southern California.
|San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail
This non-nonsense 13.2-mile round trip hike ascends 4,500 feet to one of Southern California’s most panoramic summits.
This 1.5-mile round trip hike ventures up a wilderness canyon to a tall, five-tier waterfall along San Mateo Creek in the Santa Ana Mountains.
This 2 2/3-mile round trip hike takes a gradual course across the mountains on the south side of Big Bear Lake.
|Weir Canyon Trail
This 3.8-mile loop explores the side of a canyon in a wilderness connected to Santiago Oaks Regional Park near Anaheim.
|West Bluff Trail Loop
This 2.5-mile loop combines trails above and below the West Bluff in Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve to provide a variety of views across Upper Newport Bay.