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The Best Hiking in Irvine

Looking for the best hiking in Irvine? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Irvine. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Irvine

  • Irvine, California

    Woodbridge Trail

    1.66 mi / 118 ft gain
    Woodbridge Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Irvine, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Shady Canyon Trail

    7.9 mi / 597 ft gain
    Shady Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Irvine, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Hike the Quail Loop Trail

    1.8 mi / 144 ft gain
    This trail is great for families and for trail runners. There are many side trails that jut out from this loop, so the Quail Loop is also a perfect warm-up for trail runners looking for a longer route. There is very little shade on this trail, so early morning or late afternoon is the perfect tim...
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  • Irvine, California

    Explore the Turtle Rock Trail

    1.6 mi / 413 ft gain
    The view from the top is amazing, with ocean views to the West and mountain views to the North. This is a great location for a picnic lunch or a sunset picnic dinner. After sunset, the skyline twinkles with city lights.  It is recommended to park near the tennis courts. The trail remains open yea...
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  • Irvine, California

    Quail Trail and Serano Ridge Viewpoint

    12.36 mi / 1572 ft gain
    Quail Trail and Serano Ridge Viewpoint is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Irvine, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Turtle Rock Trail

    1.44 mi / 253 ft gain
    Turtle Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Irvine, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Shady Canyon Loop via Quail Hill Community Park

    13.56 mi / 1762 ft gain
    Shady Canyon Loop via Quail Hill Community Park is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Irvine, California.
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  • Newport Beach, California

    Back Bay Loop Trail

    2.9 mi / 177 ft gain
    Back Bay Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Newport Beach, California.
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  • Newport Beach, California

    Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve Loop

    5.27 mi / 207 ft gain
    Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Newport Beach, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Bommer Canyon Trail

    4.57 mi / 771 ft gain
    Bommer Canyon Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Irvine, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Bommer Canyon and Deer Canyon Loop

    8.41 mi / 1260 ft gain
    Bommer Canyon and Deer Canyon Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Irvine, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Turtle Ridge to West Fork to East Fork Loop

    11.37 mi / 2047 ft gain
    Turtle Ridge to West Fork to East Fork Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Irvine, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Bommer Canyon East Fork Loop

    3.16 mi / 617 ft gain
    Bommer Canyon East Fork Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Irvine, California.
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  • Irvine, California

    Hicks Canyon Trail

    4.04 mi / 174 ft gain
    Hicks Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Irvine, California.
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  • Newport Beach, California

    Newport Beach Back Bay Trail

    4.0
    10.62 mi / 499 ft gain
    The Newport Beach Back Bay Trail features beautiful wildflowers and is open for use year round. Very minimal elevation gain makes this hike food for all skill levels, but be mindful of the distance. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on leash.  Cooling sea breezes make this one of th...
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  • Tustin, California

    Tustin Branch Trail

    2.8 mi / 89 ft gain
    Tustin Branch Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Tustin, California.
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