Crystal Cove Hiking

Crystal Cove hiking trails

Crystal Cove state park is both a beach and a wilderness area with many hiking trails.

This 3-mile stretch of beach along the Pacific Coast Highway is one of the state park system's newest additions. Along with its pristine beaches, it covers 3000 acres of hills, canyons, and trails.

It also includes primitive campgrounds that only backpackers can reach.

The newest addition is the Moro campground, which has some facilities. It sits in between the beach and the hiking trails.

Crystal Cove State Park

nullOne of the newest additions to the State Parks system, Crystal cove, spans 3900 acres of hills, canyons, trails, and beaches.

The park is a haven for people wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of civilization in Orange County, California.

Visitors can spend a day at the beach, go for day hikes, ride their mountain bikes, enjoy backpacking, primitive wilderness camping, and Tent and RV camping.

Fullerton Hikes @ Laguna Lake

Fullerton Laguna Lake Park FishingThis beautiful lake and park are a launching pad for several Hikes. You can spend time around the lake admiring the ducks and swans, fishing or enjoying a picnic.

The lake gets stocked with fish regularly and you can witness adults and kids actually catching some fish. Dogs are welcome here but must be on a leash.

Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines State Reserve - Guy Fleming Trail Just before you reach the city of San Diego, there is a large area set aside to preserve the natural beauty of coastal pines and sheer cliffs. It is a 2000-acre State Park in La Jolla Village – but close the city of Del Mar.

The park is home to a large variety of animal and plant species like bobcats, foxes, coyotes, rabbits, cacti, coastal chaparral - but most prominent inhabitant is the rare Torrey pine.

With 8-miles of trails running through this park, it is a major attraction to hikers. Both casual and serious hikers come to enjoy the challenges of the hike and the stunning views overlooking the ocean.

Grand Canyon

nullOne of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a must-see for everyone. As soon as you enter this enchanted place, you will be amazed at the sheer cliffs and winding canyons. 

The sheer size of this natural wonder is mind-boggling. It is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. Looking down, you can be gazing at a depth of 1 mile from the top.

Buck Gully Hike

nullIf you feel like a nice easy hike close by, Buck Gully in Newport Beach is a very good choice. Just a few steps away from the beach in Orange County and in the middle of million-dollar homes, you can find this hidden oasis of lush wilderness and running water. 

Catalina Island

nullCatalina Island is a short boat ride from Los Angeles or Orange counties, but very far off in ambiance and charm. You can very easily forget you are in California and let your imagination take you to a Mediterranean Island.