Weir Canyon Trail Loop Weir Canyon Wilderness Park Orange County hike Santiago Oaks Regional Park Anaheim Hills
Where can you go for a loop hike in a wilderness area in Orange County? Why, Weir Canyon of course. Weir Canyon Trail provides a 3.8-mile loop over undulating terrain on the side of Weir Canyon in the Anaheim Hills below the Santa Ana Mountains. There is 350 feet of elevation between the high and low points of the loop, but all the ups and downs along the trail make it feel more like a hike... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 10, 2018
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve hike West Bluff Trail Newport Beach Orange County Park
Newport Bay is a vital stopover for birds migrating across Southern California. Hikers can explore the estuary too, on trails in Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, a 142-acre coastal habitat managed by the Orange County Parks Department. The preserve's West Bluff has a few trails (some open to equestrians and bikers) that provide easy hikes of a mile or more, including the 2.5-mile loop... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 12, 2017
El Cariso Campground Cleveland National Forest Santa Ana Mountains Riverside County Ortega Highway Main Divide tent camping Southern California
El Cariso Campground is a 24-site campground in the Santa Ana Mountains near the intersection of Ortega Highway (Route 74) and Main Divide Road on the border between Orange County and Riverside County. At 2,600 feet above sea level, the campground straddles a scenic mountain pass and can be reached easily from Lake Elsinore to the east or San Juan Capistrano to the west. Adding even more... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
El Cariso Nature Trail Santa Ana Mountains Cleveland National Forest hiking trail
El Cariso Nature Trail is a self-guided hike in the Santa Ana Mountains, beautifully situated on the range's main divide straddling the border of Orange and Riverside counties. The 1.35-mile loop is lined with small panels that identify and describe the area's plants. Starting just off Ortega Highway, at 2,600 feet above sea level, the short loop presents excellent views across the range. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 15, 2018
Mount San Jacinto Peak summit hike Marion Mountain Trail Deer Springs Trail San Jacinto Mountains wilderness trek
San Jacinto Peak is one of the true crowns of Southern California and is a crowning achievement for any hiker who reaches the summit. San Jacinto Peak is the second highest mountain in Southern California and the pinnacle of the San Jacinto Mountain Range at 10,834 feet above sea level. Hikers who spar with San Jacinto Peak should be prepared for an all day challenge. The tough routes... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 12, 2018