7 Great Hikes to Try This Spring

Welcome the spring season with one of these scenic hikes.
Lake with Canadian Geese at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea. Photograph Courtesy of Christine Anne Ho

Badlands Park Trail

City: Laguna Niguel
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2.3 miles
Go for: Ocean views, birding


Borrego Canyon Trail to Red Rock Canyon 

City: Lake Forest
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 4.2 miles
Go for: Wildflowers, red rocks, horseback riding


Carbon Canyon Nature Trail

City: Brea
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 3.1 miles
Go for: Redwood trees, dog-friendly trails, birding


Quail Loop Trail

City: Irvine
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 1.8 miles
Go for: Dog-friendly trails, birding, flowers including lupines and poppies


Headlands Trail 

City: Dana Point
Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 3 miles
Go for: Ocean views, flowers including bush sunflower and wild hyacinth


El Moro Canyon Loop Trail

City: Laguna Beach
Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5 miles
Go for: Wildflowers, ocean views


Weir Canyon Trail 

City: Anaheim Hills
Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 3.6 miles
Go for: Poppies, horseback riding