Weir Canyon

A part of the Santiago Oaks Regional Park, the Weir Canyon trail provides a 3.8-mile loop with views of Mount Baldy and San Gabriel Mountains to inspire you. Although the hike only includes a 350-foot elevation change, mountain yodeling is completely permissible.

South Hidden Canyon Road & East Overlook Terrace, Anaheim

Oak Canyon Nature Center

Great for families, the Oak Canyon Nature Center offers 4-miles of hiking trails amidst three adjoining canyons. Stroll alongside a yearlong stream on traversing trails. Learn more about local wildlife in the small nature center and outdoor installations for young scientists.

6700 E. Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim

Deer Canyon Park Preserve

You belong among the wildflowers at Deer Canyon Park Preserve. The almost 7-mile loop is a good option for all skill levels. Mainly used by hikers, the trail also welcomes horse riders and quite a few birds.

7502 E Hollow Oak Rd, Anaheim

Pelanconi Park

Peaceful picnic-goers at Pelanconi Park can easily stretch their legs. The park grounds include a short hiking trail, approximately a mile in length. You can also access the Santa Ana Canyon Road Trail from the park grounds.

222 S. Avenida Margarita, Anaheim

Carbon Canyon Regional Park

This Orange County park has a hidden surprise: a grove of redwood trees. The park offers numerous amenities, but hikers will want to head to the undeveloped portion of the park to hike to the 3 acres of Coastal Redwoods. The wooded retreat contains Orange County’s only grove of redwoods.

4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea

Black Star Canyon

Named for the Black Star Mining Company, the trail offers a slightly more challenging option for hikers. The hike offers a 6.8-mile out and back trail that starts gradually but includes a more notable climb at the end. In addition to hiking essentials, make sure to pack 'Ghost Spray' as legend has it the area is haunted.

13333 Silverado Canyon Rd., Silverado

Crystal Cove

For beach views, head to Laguna Beach’s Crystal Cove State Park. There are a number of hiking trails, including a 2.5 coastal section. Enjoy the coastal plant life and gaze upon Catalina Island in the horizon, before soaking up Vitamin Sea at the beach.

8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

Getting away from it all couldn’t be easier with numerous hiking trails in and around Anaheim. Use these recommendations for hiking trails as a shortcut to adventure, exercise and fun.