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➜ Bedford Peak
The Hike: Navigate steep and rocky terrain and be rewarded with panoramic canyon vistas.
Distance: 7.2 miles
Start At: Maple Springs Visitor Center in Silverado
You Might See: California poppy
➜ El Moro Canyon
The Hike: Prepare to climb more than 800 feet as you take in unmatched views of the coast.
Distance: 5 miles
Start At: El Moro Visitor Center at Crystal Cove State Park
You Might See: black mustard (an invasive weed with bright yellow flowers)
➜ Dana Point Headlands
The Hike: This mixed-surface trail takes you through a coastal bluff conservation area of California native species.
Distance: 3 miles
Start At: Strand Vista Park in Dana Point
You Might See: bush sunflower, wild hyacinth
➜ Weir Canyon
The Hike: The moderate trek through oak woodlands offers scenic payoffs.
Distance: 3 to 4 miles
Start At: South Hidden Canyon Road and East Overlook Terrace in Anaheim
You Might See: black mustard, California poppy, treasure flower
➜ Juanita Cooke Greenbelt
The Hike: The wide path is lined with shady trees and ends in downtown Fullerton.
Distance: 2 to 3 miles
Start At: Laguna Lake Park in Fullerton
You Might See: California poppy, desert wishbone-bush
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