Best Hiking Trails in Orange County CA
One of the many benefits of living in Southern California is the ability to go out and experience the great outdoors all-year-round. Here’s some of the best hiking trails in Orange County CA.
Limestone Canyon Wilderness Park: If you want to know what Orange County looked like before amusement parks and suburbia rolled in, head to Limestone Canyon, with its unspoiled trails and beautiful geography, including the iconic “Sinks,” which have been called the “Mini Grand Canyon” of Orange County. Note: The Park is only accessible on open access days, so check their website’s calendar ahead of time. (Limestone Canyon Wilderness Park, Silverado, CA 92676)
Crystal Cove State Park: With over 800′ of vertical gain, the loop trail at Crystal Cove makes for a great workout. You’ll also be treated to stunning coastal views, and if you come in the springtime, the hills are dotted with beautiful wildflowers. (Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651)
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park: While this is one of the more strenuous hikes in Orange County, the Boat Canyon loop trail in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park will richly reward you with outstanding coastal views and beautiful natural scenery. (18751 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651)
Peter Canyon Regional Park: Due to its central location in Orange County, along with its pleasant rolling hills with views extending to the coast, Peters Canyon is one of the more popular places to hike in the area. (Peters Canyon Regional Park, 8548 E. Canyon View Ave., Orange, CA 92869)
Black Star Canyon to Beek’s Place: The strenuous 15-mile out-and-back trail up Blackstar Canyon is mostly suited for hard-core hikers, but if you do decide to go, you’ll enjoy several highlights, including wonderful views, a gorgeous waterfall (in season) and the surreal stone remains of Beek’s Place, which was is a weekend getaway built in the 1930’s. (Starting Point: Santiago Canyon, Red Rock Ridge Rd, Silverado, CA 92676)
Here at Capistrano Volkswagen, we hope you have the opportunity to get out and enjoy some of these natural spoils of Orange County. If you’re looking for a high-quality and reliable car to get you to any of these beautiful sites, we can certainly help you out, for we offer a great selection of affordable Volkswagen models. Contact us to set up a test drive!