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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

    • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

      Burma Road Trail & Ishibashi Trail Loop

      4.3
      5.09 mi / 1148 ft gain
      Getting There: The easiest way to get to Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve is by following Crenshaw Boulevard up Rancho Palos Verdes to the very end of the street. You can park on either side of the street near Del Cerro Park, which also happens to be a great place for picnics if you want to eat bef...
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    • Newport Beach, California

      Bommer Ridge from the Pacific Ridge Trailhead

      7.54 mi / 394 ft gain
      The Bommer Ridge West Trailhead aka The Pacific Ridge Trailhead begins at the edge of Ridge Park Road, overlooking CA State Highway 73, and marks the northwest entrance to the Laguna Coast Wilderness and its neighbor, Crystal Cove State Park. From the well-marked trailhead follow the trail south...
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    • Newport Beach, California

      Explore Deer Canyon

      6.9 mi / 1489 ft gain
      The Deer Canyon Loop Trail is an easy drive from Orange County and Newport Beach. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant along the trial. This is a favorite spot for trail runners, hikers, and mountain bikers. The trail is kept in great condition year-round and is very wide. There is very little...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Venice Canals

      4.3
      2.77 mi / 30 ft gain
      The canals are a fun and quiet place to relax away from the hectic Venice boardwalk. Take a stroll through the canals or even get in a run! The reflections in the water are the main attraction and are great for photography. Spring, after some rain, is the best time to go as the water levels are g...
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    • Palos Verdes Estates, California

      Bluff Cove

      4.4
      0.56 mi / 144 ft gain
      Parking for Bluff Cove is located along the sides of the street of Paseo Del Mar, and the trailhead is located right next to the street. Bluff Cove is one of those unique locations in that there are a variety of activities you can do here. It is a great location for surfing, paddle boarding, bod...
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    • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

      Surf Fishing Off Of Inspiration Point

      Tucked away, at the base of Inspiration Point in Palos Verdes is an outcropping of rocks, perfect for surf casting and catching ocean fish, away from the crowds. It's a challenge to get there, but the less travelled spot is used by many professional sportsmen, practicing their skills at fishing f...
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    • Azusa, California

      Bighorn Mine Trail

      5.0
      3.69 mi / 607 ft gain
      If you decide to head over to Wrightwood for some skiing during the winter, make sure to get a hike in while you’re at it. There are several trail systems along the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2), and one of them is scenic Big Horn Mine Trail. The end point of the hike is the historic and abandone...
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    • Azusa, California

      Summit Mt. Baden-Powell

      5.0
      7.86 mi / 2808 ft gain
      This well maintained and well traveled trail is a popular route with day hikers, backpackers, and Pacific Crest Trail through hikers. Since the trail is on the face of the mountain, snow may linger late into the season. The Pacific Crest Trail is clearly marked on the western corner of the Vinc...
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    • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

      Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

      4.3
      Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is a Palos Verdes gem. This 64-acre reserve is a state ecological preserve. There is something for everyone here, whether you want to relax and lay out or be adventurous and swim across channels to get to sea caves. The large parking area is very easy to find and costs...
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    • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

      Sacred Cove View Trail

      4.5
      2.08 mi / 292 ft gain
      This area is spectacular - the views of the cliffs, the channels of water entering the caves, and the marine life (sea lions, whales, dolphins, sea urchin and sea anemone) are huge draws. Bring anyone here that has a sense of adventure and be ready to get wet. Only attempt swimming across the cha...
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    • Trabuco Canyon, California

      The Luge: Santiago Truck Trail Loop

      5.0
      7.46 mi / 1371 ft gain
      The Luge: Santiago Truck Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Lake Forest, California.
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    • Pearblossom, California

      Devil's Punchbowl and Devil's Chair

      4.5
      7.37 mi / 1870 ft gain
      What a hidden gem! A martian landscape full of faultline desert rock formations and joshua trees against a mountainous backdrop of the San Gabriels. Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area features a 1 mile well-marked, well-maintained single track loop trail inside the Punchbowl (great for kids) and a 7 ...
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    • Valyermo, California

      Blue Ridge Trail via Inspiration Point

      4.97 mi / 692 ft gain
      There are two trail heads for the Blue Ridge Trail, one via the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, and the other across from Inspiration Point. When parking gets crowded over at Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, than parking at Inspiration Point is the better option. To access the Blue Ridge Trail from In...
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    • Santa Monica, California

      Santa Monica Pier, Boardwalk, and Beach Trail

      4.0
      3.33 mi / 20 ft gain
      The Santa Monica Pier, Boardwalk, and Beach Trail in Santa Monica, California, offers a unique blend of coastal and urban hiking. The trail is a flat, paved 3.33-mile loop that is suitable for all skill levels. It starts at the Santa Monica Pier, a historic landmark known for its Ferris wheel and...
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    • Santa Monica, California

      Spend a Day at the Santa Monica Pier

      4.2
      *Unlimited photography options with the ferris wheel, beach, ocean, and sunsets *Abundant people watching opportunities  *Plenty of ways to get a workout in including swimming, volleyball courts, running, or riding a bike There is a bike and walking path that runs along the coast.  One of my favo...
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    • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

      Terranea Beach Sea Cave

      4.3
      1.63 mi / 210 ft gain
      Head to the Pelican Cove parking lot where there’s plenty of free parking right at the trailhead. From the parking lot, take the Terranea Beach Trail and you will see views of the Point Vicente Lighthouse down the coast to your right. Continue on the trail through the luxury Terranea Resort whic...
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