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30 Fun Snow Hikes In Southern California: By County

30 Fun Snow Hikes In Southern California: By County

What's up guys. Since we got a really good dump a few weeks ago, I compiled a list of many, but certainly not all, SoCal hikes which get snow almost every year. If you plan on getting out there, remember to always check the weather forecast before stepping on the...

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El Moro Canyon Loop Trail: Beautiful Ocean Views

El Moro Canyon Loop Trail: Beautiful Ocean Views

Total Miles: 4.95 Time: 2-2.5 Hrs Difficulty: Moderate - Hard Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 829 ft Max Elevation: 726 ft Type of Trail: Loop Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 50 Cars ($15 Fee To Park) Dogs: Not Allowed Restrooms: Available At The Parking Lot Trail...

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10 Spooky SoCal Hikes Plus Bonus Haunted Places

10 Spooky SoCal Hikes Plus Bonus Haunted Places

Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to stop hiking. Simply hit the trails that fit in with the season, such as the following ten spooky hikes. These trails include various abandoned ruins, many of which hold very dark secrets, while others gave me eerie...

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17 Best SoCal Hikes For Kids: Safe, Easy, & Fun Trails

17 Best SoCal Hikes For Kids: Safe, Easy, & Fun Trails

Not all trails are steep, sun exposed, backpack-lugging adventures. In fact, a huge portion of them are the complete opposite, and therefore, suitable for small children. I browsed through my entire website to put together a list of the most kid-friendly hikes in...

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Oso Creek Trail: Mission Viejo’s #1 Hike

Oso Creek Trail: Mission Viejo’s #1 Hike

Miles: 1.7 Time: 35 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 80 ft Max Elevation: 490 ft Type of Trail: Loop Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 30 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: Moderate Pics Taken On: Apr 15, 2023 Although...

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Holy Jim Falls: Plus Rarely Seen 2nd Larger Falls

Holy Jim Falls: Plus Rarely Seen 2nd Larger Falls

Miles: 3 Time: 1 Hour Difficulty: Easy Season: Late Spring Elevation Gain: 617 ft Max Elevation: 2352 ft Trail Type: Out & Back Parking Lot: Dirt Lot, Fits ≈ 20 Cars Restrooms? 1 Porta Potty Available Dogs Allowed? Yes, on a leash What can possibly be better than...

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Quail Hill Trail in Irvine Open Space Preserve

Quail Hill Trail in Irvine Open Space Preserve

Distance 1.8 MilesTime45 minDifficulty EasySeasonAll YearElevation Gain152 Ft Trail type: Loop Restrooms: Yes, in the parking lot Dogs: Yes, on a leash Didn't have enough time to get outside this weekend? Checkout this hike, especially if you live in or near Orange...

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Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve: Avoid The Summer Heat

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve: Avoid The Summer Heat

Distance 5.2 MilesTime2 HrsDifficulty EasySeasonAll YearElevation Gain226 ftNot a fan of Socal's brutal heat? Visit Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve to enjoy a beautiful coastal hike surrounded by white cliffs and amazing sunsets. The scenic preserve is a 5.2-mile...

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Top of The World Hike At Laguna Beach: 2024 Guide

Top of The World Hike At Laguna Beach: 2024 Guide

Distance  2.2 MilesTime~1.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeasonAll YearElevation Gain862 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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Mile Square Regional Park: Fountain Valley’s #1 Park

Mile Square Regional Park: Fountain Valley’s #1 Park

​Whether you like paddle boats, jogging, or archery, this park has everything to offer, and that’s not an understatement.  Mile Square Park is a beautiful 607 acres of land located in Fountain Valley. The public has tons of amenities to choose from, some of which...

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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve: HB’s Saltwater Wetlands

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve: HB’s Saltwater Wetlands

Distance 3 MilesTime1.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeasonAll YearElevation Gain72 FtBolsa 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...

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Huntington Central Park: HB’s Best Local Park

Huntington Central Park: HB’s Best Local Park

Huntington Central Park is an expansive, 350-acre park located at 18000 Goldenwest St in Huntington Beach. This dog-friendly park features Talbert Lake, a library, cafe, gardens, and an abundance of wildlife. It's the largest city-owned park in all of Orange County,...

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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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3 Best Hikes in Laguna Beach [Prior OC Resident]

3 Best Hikes in Laguna Beach [Prior 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. Due to the stunning views of the ocean and downtown Laguna Beach, the 4500...

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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 summer heat? Car Wreck Trail takes you to an abandoned car wreck deep in the woods where deer and coyotes run wild. Car Wreck...

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Bell View Trail to Flag Summit: OC Hike To Amazing Views

Bell View Trail to Flag Summit: OC Hike To Amazing Views

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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I’m Phillip, and just like you, I feel very passionate about California and the outdoors. After many years of exploring amazing and hidden places, I thought I’d share them with you. Life goes by fast so get out there and enjoy it.  

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