Orange County Hiking
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Where's some good Orange County hiking?
Hiking in the O.C. is perfect for the entire family. There are beach trails, mountain trails, and everything in between, and when you're done; you can take the whole family to Disneyland!
- Speaking of Disneyland, the Anaheim Hills Trail gives a good introduction to the oak woods of California's backcountry. The area is loaded with horse and hiking trails, and it's easy to get to from most of Orange County.
- Crystal Cove State Park is right off Pacific Coast Highway(everyone calls it PCH), between Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar. The trails head away from the beach into the coastal canyons, offering great views of the O.C. coastline, and even Santa Catalina Island on a clear day!
- Whiting Ranch in Trabuco Canyon has a myriad of hiking trails, and camping is available, as well. Mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians share the over 15 miles of trails in the park.
- If you're looking for a very unique hiking experience, try Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano. This wilderness park is protected, and so, hikers must be 18 years or over, and they cannot hike alone. If you want to see what California looked like before it was settled, this is the place to visit.