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Whitewater PreserveCanyon 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 TrailEl 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 TrailErnie Maxwell Scenic Trail
This gradual 5.2-mile round trip hike near Idyllwild crosses quiet forests with rugged mountain views.
Fisherman's CampFisherman’s Camp
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 Crystal CoveGeology 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 ArboretumHeaps 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.
Heart RockHeart Rock
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 TrailIndian 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.
Indian Mountain TrailIndian Mountain
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 TrailKwaay 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.
Lake HuntingtonLake Huntington
This level and easy 3/4-mile loop circles a small lake in Huntington Beach Central Park.
Peters Canyon Regional ParkLake 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.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Little Sycamore Canyon LoopLittle 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.
Marshall PeakMarshall Peak
This 3.25-mile round trip hike reaches a panoramic summit above the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Indian Flats TrailMoserate Mountain
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.
Crystal Cove Moro BeachMoro Beach
This 2-mile round trip hike ventures down Moro Canyon to a picturesque beach in Crystal Cove State Park.
Observatory TrailObservatory Trail
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.
Ortega FallsOrtega Falls
This 1/3-mile round trip hike visits a refreshing waterfall, cascade, and swimming hole off Ortega Highway in the Santa Ana Mountains.
Carbon Canyon Redwood GroveRedwood Grove
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 Mountain TrailSan 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.
Towne TrailTowne Trail
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 TrailWeir 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 Upper Newport BayWest 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.
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