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The Best Backpacking in Seal Beach

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Seal Beach

  • Newport Beach, California

    Pacific Ridge, Moro Canyon and Boomer Ridge Trail Loop

    9.96 mi / 1138 ft gain
    Pacific Ridge, Moro Canyon and Boomer Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Newport Coast, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop

    8.09 mi / 1050 ft gain
    El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Big Bend Trail to Old Emerald Trail to Upper Moro Campground

    7.83 mi / 1755 ft gain
    Big Bend Trail to Old Emerald Trail to Upper Moro Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Silverado, California

    Pleasants Peak via North Main Divide Traverse

    12.06 mi / 3383 ft gain
    Pleasants Peak via North Main Divide Traverse is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Silverado, California.
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  • Sierra Madre, California

    Manzanita Ridge via Mt. Wilson Trail

    9.53 mi / 3796 ft gain
    Manzanita Ridge via Mt. Wilson Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Sierra Madre, California.
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  • Sierra Madre, California

    Mount Wilson Loop to Mount Yale and Jones Peak

    19.53 mi / 7759 ft gain
    Mount Wilson Loop to Mount Yale and Jones Peak is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sierra Madre, California.
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  • Altadena, California

    Eaton Canyon to Idlehour

    4.2
    10.99 mi / 3291 ft gain
    Idlehour is nestled deep in the Angeles National Forest, so it feels like you're in the heart of some untapped wilderness instead of six miles away from a bustling metropolis. The trail camp is accessible by foot through a variety of locations, but the most popular route is through Eaton Canyon, ...
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  • Los Angeles County, California

    Bikepack Catalina Island

    5.0
    43.5 mi / 5700 ft gain
    This is a great introductory overnight bikepacking adventure. With restaurants, water, and stores at each end of the ride, your packing list is minimal. Head out on Saturday morning and make it back in time for dinner on Sunday evening. Packing List Your Bike – I did this ride on my drop bar grav...
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  • Avalon, California

    Trans-Catalina Trail to Hermit Gulch Campground

    8.22 mi / 2031 ft gain
    Trans-Catalina Trail to Hermit Gulch Campground is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Avalon, California.
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  • Avalon, California

    Trans-Catalina Trail: Avalon to Black Jack Camp

    14.02 mi / 3415 ft gain
    Trans-Catalina Trail: Avalon to Black Jack Camp is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Avalon, California.
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  • Avalon, California

    Trans-Catalina Trail

    5.0
    37.67 mi / 8189 ft gain
    This adventure is a great way to see the entire island of Santa Catalina. Catalina Island is situated less than 30 miles off the coast of Southern California, and can be reached by ferry from Dana Point, San Pedro, or Long Beach. Catalina Express in the company that operates the ferry. This adve...
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  • Avalon, California

    Santa Catalina Island: Isthmus Cove to Parsons Landing

    15.08 mi / 2329 ft gain
    Santa Catalina Island: Isthmus Cove to Parsons Landing is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Two Harbors, California.
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  • Avalon, California

    Trans Catalina Trail: Two Harbors to Avalon

    37.55 mi / 7205 ft gain
    Trans Catalina Trail: Two Harbors to Avalon is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Two Harbors, California.
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  • Altadena, California

    Idlehour Trail via Mount Wilson Trail

    18.48 mi / 5312 ft gain
    Idlehour Trail via Mount Wilson Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Altadena, California.
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  • Altadena, California

    Henninger Flats Trail

    5.52 mi / 1434 ft gain
    Henninger Flats Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pasadena, California.
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  • Altadena, California

    Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall

    8.52 mi / 709 ft gain
    Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near La Canada Flintridge, California.
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