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  • Hacienda Heights, California

    For top outdoor adventures in Hacienda Heights, California, the must-visit hiking trail is the Schabarum Regional Park Trail. This scenic 2.5-mile loop trail offers moderate difficulty and is best for outdoor activities like walking, running, and bird watching. The trail features a lake and beautiful wild flowers, making it a visually appealing walk. Another attraction near to this location is the Powder Canyon Loop Trail. This 4.4-mile trail is a bit more challenging, with steep slopes and rugged terrain. It's a great spot for mountain biking and trail running. Both trails offer stunning views of the San Gabriel Valley. For the best trails and outdoor activities in Hacienda Heights, these two spots are a must-visit.

    Top Spots in and near Hacienda Heights

    • Los Angeles, California

      Cabrillo Beach

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    • Newport Beach, California

      Newport Pier

      4.9
      Newport Pier is located just south of Huntington Beach at the center of the Balboa Peninsula. Balboa Pier, the more crowded pier of Newport Beach, is nearby to the south. Thanks to the awesome weather of Southern California, there’s no reason this beach can’t be enjoyed all year long, which means...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Verdugo's North Ridge Trail

      12.7 mi / 2684 ft gain
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Verdugo Mountain Traverse

      5.0
      12.13 mi / 0 ft gain
      The Verdugo Mountain Range is a small, rugged range spanning across the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley from Sun Valley to Glendale. With close to 50 miles of graded and well-maintained trails, the Verdugos are surprisingly underutilized and make a great place for someone looking to esca...
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    • Newport Beach, California

      Stand Up Paddle around Balboa Island, Newport Beach

      5.0
      Balboa Island, located in Newport Bay, is a fun destination on its own, but add a relaxing SUP to the mix and you’ve got yourself an adventure. There are two ways to get onto island: cross the Marine Avenue Bridge, or take the Balboa Island Ferry (directly inland from Balboa Pier and south of New...
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    • Los Angeles County, California

      Trail Canyon Falls

      4.0
      4.56 mi / 1017 ft gain
      To get to the trail, take Big Tujunga Canyon Road until you see signs for Trail Canyon Road. The entry point is easy to miss, but keep an eye out for a stop sign and cars parked at the bottom of a dirt path. Drive up the dirt path for direct parking at the trailhead (4x4 is definitely recommended...
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    • Mount Baldy, California

      Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) via the Ski Hut Trail

      5.0
      9.7 mi / 3990 ft gain
      Mt. San Antonio, or Mt. Baldy as it is known locally, is one of the cans of the challenging "six-pack of peaks" in Southern California. For this one, start before the Manker campground and head up the fire road. This is known as the "Baldy Bowl or Ski-Hut Trail". You'll see some cabins on your l...
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    • Dawson Saddle, California

      Hike to Throop Peak, Mt. Hawkins, and Mt. Burnham

      8 mi / 2000 ft gain
      The trailhead, or pair of trailheads actually, is at a location on the Angeles Crest Highway (CA-2) called Dawson's Saddle.  There are a couple of parking areas along the side of the highway, and each of the pair of trailheads begins at either end of this parking area.  The trailheads aren't mark...
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    • Lake Forest, California

      Hike Borrego Canyon to Red Rock Canyon Trails

      4.6
      4.2 mi / 500 ft gain
      Just south east of the city of Irvine, on the southern end of Orange County, is the scenic Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Don't let the newly developed shopping centers restaurants fool you, because just beyond the parking lot ($3 Daily Use Fee) of the Borrego Canyon Trailhead, you will find your...
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    • Marina del Rey, California

      Ballona Lagoon

      5.0
      1.8 mi / 95 ft gain
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    • Silverado, California

      Bedford Peak Trail

      5.0
      6.78 mi / 1972 ft gain
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    • Newport Beach, California

      Bodysurfing and Photography at The Wedge

      4.8
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Kayak the Marina Del Rey Harbor

      5.0
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    • Silverado, California

      Harding Falls Trail

      5.0
      5.96 mi / 1378 ft gain
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    • Newport Beach, California

      Boulder at Pirate's Cove

      4.0
      This is a great spot for bouldering in Newport Beach, CA with really easy access from the parking lot at Big Corona Beach or street parking above on Ocean Blvd. There are not clear signs to follow, but it is easy to find from the parking lot at Big Corona - it is on the far west side toward the h...
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    • Newport Beach, California

      Exploring the Arches at Little Corona del Mar

      4.9
      Little Corona del Mar Beach is a secluded beach located on Poppy Avenue across Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. Known as one of the less crowded beaches in the area, this spot is the perfect place to chill for the day or photograph a sunset. You will find plenty of free street parking in the ne...
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