Hiking in Anaheim

Where to go hiking in Anaheim

Grab a water bottle, lace up your tennis shoes and go outside to explore some of the beautiful hiking trails in Anaheim. Anaheim is home to the best theme parks, entertainment, dining and hiking trails in Orange County.


Oak Canyon Nature Center & Hiking Trails

6700 Walnut Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92805


One of the most beautiful places to explore nature with children is at the Oak Canyon Nature Center. The center is located at the start of the hiking trail and offers children an immersive educational experience. Once families are done exploring the nature center, there are multiple hiking trails, butterfly garden, mining exhibit, caves, waterfalls and more.

Sycamore Park Hiking Trail

8268 E Monte Vista Road
Anaheim, CA 92805

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At Sycamore Park, children can play at the park before going on a hike. The trail head at Sycamore Park will take hikers onto the Weir Canyon trails. It is a beautiful hike with lots of lush nature and wildflowers (during Spring).

Yorba Regional Park Trail Head

7600 E La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805

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Yorba Regional Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Anaheim. There is a playground, lake, and lots of trees for visitors to have a picnic. The trail head leaders hikers along the Santa Ana River Trail, but most hikers end up hiking around the 131-acre park.

Deer Canyon Park Hiking Trail

7502 E Hollow Oak
Anaheim, CA 92805

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Deer Canyon is a great hiking trail for families with younger children. It is a little under three miles and offers beautiful views of nature and wildlife. The hiking trail does connect with Oak Canyon trails/nature center.

Pelanconi Park Trail Head

222 S Avenida Margarita
Anaheim, CA 92805

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Pelanconi is one of the smallest hiking trails in Anaheim. The short hiking trail is suitable for young children, pets or hikers that want a quick taste of nature.

Canyon Rim Park Trail Head

7305 E Canyon Rim Road
Anaheim, CA 92805

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For hikers looking for a trail that offers the best city views, that can be found on the Canyon Rim Trail. Visitors will get beautiful views of the city, nature and the Walnut Canyon Reservoir. There are bathrooms and a drinking fountain at the start of this trail, and this trail will lead to the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

When visiting Anaheim, take a moment to escape the busy city and get close to nature while hiking along one of these hiking trails.