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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve: HB’s Saltwater Wetlands

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve: HB’s Saltwater Wetlands

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a 1400 acre saltwater marsh with seasonal estuarine conditions located alongside Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, CA. It boasts five miles of trail through fresh and saltwater wetlands, lowlands, and mesas. 321 aerial...

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La Canada Teepee Trail: Bee Farm, Lavender Fields and Views

La Canada Teepee Trail: Bee Farm, Lavender Fields and Views

Distance  5.1 MilesTime ~2.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 1,033 FtThe Teepee trail is a really easy and fun hike within the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. You'll be able to experience fall colors during the autumn months, a fun teepee,...

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Dripping Cave Trail: Secret Hideout for Robbers in 1800s

Dripping Cave Trail: Secret Hideout for Robbers in 1800s

Distance  5.1 MilesTime ~2.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 400 FtWithin the canyons of Laguna Niguel, you'll find a cave known as Dripping Cave with a shocking past pertaining to 19th-century thieves! You'll love this Orange County hike that'll take...

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7 Best San Diego Hikes You Must Explore!

7 Best San Diego Hikes You Must Explore!

San Diego is one of the most beautiful counties in SoCal. Not only does it have amazing coastal beaches, but there are tons of amazing hikes both by the ocean and in the mountains of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. You can wait to experience the snow in the winter months...

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3 Best Hikes in Laguna Beach [OC Resident]

3 Best Hikes in Laguna Beach [OC Resident]

As a current resident of Huntington Beach, I can assure you that some of the best hikes in Orange County can be found at Laguna Beach, more specifically Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park. The 4500 acres of beautiful hills attract a myriad of hikers every weekend...

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Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop: This SD Hike is a Must!

Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop: This SD Hike is a Must!

Distance  3.1+ Miles Time ~2.5 Hrs Difficulty Easy Season All Year Elevation Gain 338 Ft Torrey Pines State Beach has some of the most breathtaking beach views and beach trails in SoCal. Escape the warm weather and treat yourself to a very breezy and dreamy adventure!...

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Mt Rubidoux Trail: 360 Aerial Views of Giant Cross

Mt Rubidoux Trail: 360 Aerial Views of Giant Cross

Distance  2.7 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 393 FtIf you're ever in the city of Riverside, you have to do the Mount Rubidoux trail! It's definitely one of the most popular hikes in the area. The tower and cross are staples of the city!...

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Old LA Zoo: Exploring the Abandoned Ruins at Griffith Park

Old LA Zoo: Exploring the Abandoned Ruins at Griffith Park

Distance  ~2.5 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 383 FtIf you're looking for something spooky and exciting to do, the Old LA Zoo is most certainly perfect for you! Check out the ruins of this once very popular attraction. The Old LA is an...

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Big Falls Trail: Short Hike to Massive Multi-Tiered Falls

Big Falls Trail: Short Hike to Massive Multi-Tiered Falls

Distance  0.7 MilesTime ~30 Min.Difficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 112 FtMost of the waterfalls in SoCal are dead dry in the middle of the summer. Well, not Big Falls Trail! These colossal, multi-tiered falls are flowing pretty much all year-round. Big Falls...

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7 Hiking Trails In & Near Pasadena [Chosen by a Local]

7 Hiking Trails In & Near Pasadena [Chosen by a Local]

Pasadena is a beautiful city nestled in the foothills of the LA forest with a hiking history that goes as far back as the 1800’s. I grew up near the City of Roses, as it’s commonly referred to, and actually attended Pasadena City College. Therefore, I’m very familiar...

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Claremont Loop: Easy 5-Mile Hike with Views (Drone Shots!)

Claremont Loop: Easy 5-Mile Hike with Views (Drone Shots!)

Distance  5 MilesTime ~3 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 839 FtClaremont Loop is a very popular hike nestled in the foothills of the LA National Forest, but only the locals really know about it. It features a nice overlook with multiple benches flanked...

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Paramount Ranch: Old Western Movie Set in LA

Paramount Ranch: Old Western Movie Set in LA

Distance  2.1 MilesDifficulty EasySeason All YearHours of Visitation 8AM - 8PMOne of the most "LA" things you can do is visit an old movie set. Paramount Ranch is definitely one you'll want to visit. Tons of classic movies and popular TV shows were shot in this...

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1940s Car Wreck Trail Hike in Laguna Beach

1940s Car Wreck Trail Hike in Laguna Beach

Distance  3.4 MilesTime ~2.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeason All YearElevation Gain 836 FtLooking for an interesting and cool hike to beat the heat this summer? Car Wreck Trail in Laguna Beach's deep canyons is one that I think you'll enjoy. You just wouldn't expect to...

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San Antonio Falls: Short Hike to 75-Foot Waterfall in LA

San Antonio Falls: Short Hike to 75-Foot Waterfall in LA

Distance  1.4 Miles Time ~45 Min Difficulty Easy Season Late Winter - Spring Elevation Gain 285 Ft You've probably seen the snowy top of Mount Baldy from a distance during the winter (at least, if you live in LA). The cool thing is, there's a pretty outstanding...

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Topanga Overlook Trail: Epic Sunset Views on Ledge

Topanga Overlook Trail: Epic Sunset Views on Ledge

Distance  2.2 MilesTime ~1.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 160 FtSummer nights call for breathtaking sunsets! This short hike in the Santa Monica Mountains takes you to a ledge where you'll get insane aerial views and the best cotton candy skies!...

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Bell View Trail to Flag Summit: OC’s Scenic Hike to a Flag

Bell View Trail to Flag Summit: OC’s Scenic Hike to a Flag

Distance  3.2 MilesTime ~2.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateBest Time to Visit Oct - Early JuneElevation Gain 1,167 FtWant to take awesome pictures with an American flag and see panoramic views as far as the ocean? I have a special treat for you! The Bell View Trail to Flag...

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Annie’s Canyon Trail: Fun Hike Through A Slot Canyon

Annie’s Canyon Trail: Fun Hike Through A Slot Canyon

Distance  1.4 MilesTime ~1 HrDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 100 FtIf you're looking for a unique trail to hike this weekend, I have great news for you. There's a really fun slot canyon located in Solana Beach calling your name! Annie's Slot Canyon Trail...

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1-Mile Hike to Forgotten Heaton Mine and Ruins

1-Mile Hike to Forgotten Heaton Mine and Ruins

Distance ~1 Mile Time ~1 HrDifficulty EasyElevation Gain --- Season All YearBathrooms Yes You might not know this, but there is a fun and forgotten short hike to an accessible mine, right by some of the most toughest and popular hiking trails. The East Fork is rich in...

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Kitchen Creek Falls: Hike to Natural Pools and Waterfall

Kitchen Creek Falls: Hike to Natural Pools and Waterfall

Distance  4.8 MilesTime ~2.5 HrsDifficulty Easy-ModerateSeason April - JuneElevation Gain 813 FtThis has to be one of my top favorite hikes in San Diego. Not only are there multiple natural pools, but there's also a pretty large hidden waterfall at the end! This place...

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Top of the World Hike: Elevated Views of Laguna Beach

Top of the World Hike: Elevated Views of Laguna Beach

Distance  2.2 MilesTime ~1.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 862 FtOne of the most popular hikes in the beautiful and breezy city of Laguna Beach is definitely the Top of the World hike. It's a nice and easy trail to the top with amazing views of the...

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Murphy Ranch Trail: Hike to An Abandoned Nazi Utopia

Murphy Ranch Trail: Hike to An Abandoned Nazi Utopia

2.6 MilesNoModerate≈ 2 HrsAll Year633 ftWho would've thought that Rustic Canyon, in LA County, has so much eerie and shocking history related to Nazis and WW2? Yeah, you read that right. Crazy! Murphy Ranch is a 2.6-mile hike in Rustic Canyon, near Pacific Palisades....

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Millard Falls Trail: An Easy Waterfall Hike for Everyone

Millard Falls Trail: An Easy Waterfall Hike for Everyone

Distance  1.2 MilesTime ~1 HrDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 308 FtMillard Canyon Falls is an easy, 1.2-mile hike located near Altadena, California. The trail features a 50-foot waterfall and creek crossings. It's a child-friendly and dog-friendly hike. ...

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Fall Creek Falls Big Tujunga: Secret 200 ft Waterfall in LA

Fall Creek Falls Big Tujunga: Secret 200 ft Waterfall in LA

Distance  4.6 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty ModerateBest Season SpringElevation Gain 941 FtWho doesn't love hidden waterfalls? Well, we're super excited to share this colossal gem with you! Fall Creek Falls is a 4-tier, 200-foot waterfall located in Big Tujunga. The hike...

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