Find an Adventure: Maps and Hiking Trails

Hikes and outdoors activities reviewed and recommended by Greene Adventures.

Click on a map marker to learn more about each hike or outing, or visit our Hiking Trails A-Z Index.

While we focus mostly on our own Southern California backyard, we do venture out into other areas of the U.S. and Canada as well. You might also want to check out one of our region-specific maps for: the Inland Empire, Orange County, or San Diego County.

Southern California Adventure Map

Hikes are color coded by difficulty (using Modern Hiker and SoCal Hiker’s methodology):

Easy Hikes marker GREEN markers are short nature trails, gently-graded pathways, and routes that are relatively easy.
Moderate Hikes marker BLUE markers designate the “moderate” difficulty hikes. These trails may be lengthy, or have areas of intense elevation gain. They may require some scrambling, but most of these trails are easy day hikes that can be done by anyone in fairly decent shape.
Strenuous Hikes marker RED markers are for the “strenuous” trails. These are long, leg-busting paths that will require lots of time and effort. Some of these trails may venture through dangerous areas and require river crossings, backcountry orienteering, or more serious rock scrambling. In other words, if it’s your first time on the trail, don’t pick one of these.

US and Canada Adventure Map

Hiking Trails A-Z Index

An alphabetical index of all hiking Trails trekked and reviewed by Greene Adventures.

Click on a heading to sort that column, or use the Search box to filter by term (i.e., “San Gabriel”).

Each distinct Trail is listed once (unless hiked differently, such as reversing the route), to keep the list clean and simple. If we’ve hiked that Trail multiple times, the Guide link will take your to our latest Trail write-up, which will also reference and link back to prior dates hiked in case you want to see how that particular hike has changed through the years or in different seasons.

TRAIL NAMEGUIDELOCALITYMILEAGEGAINDIFFICULTYKIDSDOGS
Anza Borrego Desert SP: Lower and Upper Palm Canyon TrailViewColorado Desert5.50830'ModerateNo/YesNo
Anza Borrego Desert SP: Morteros TrailViewColorado Desert0.5060'EasyYesNo
Anza Borrego Desert SP: Pictograph Trail to Smuggler’s CanyonViewColorado Desert2.62200'EasyYesNo
Anza Borrego Desert SP: Wilson Peak via Pinyon RidgeViewAnza Borrego9.31573'StrenuousNoNo
Anza Borrego Desert SP: Yaqui Well Nature TrailViewColorado Desert1.675'EasyYesNo
Banff NP: Bow Falls to HoodoosViewCanadian Rockies3.10345'ModerateYesYes
Banff NP: Johnston Canyon Falls TrailViewCanadian Rockies1.70510'EasyYesYes
Banff NP: Lake Louise to the Plain of Six GlaciersViewCanadian Rockies6.801215'ModerateNoYes
Banff NP: Moraine Lake to Lower Consolation LakeViewCanadian Rockies2.60215'ModerateYesYes
Bat Cave to Mount Lee and the Hollywood SignSanta Monica Mountains7.11,076'ModerateYesYes
Bear Canyon-Bear Ridge Loop off the Ortega HighwayViewCleveland National Forest6.80862'ModerateNoYes
Big Santa Anita Canyon: Sturtevant Falls TrailViewSan Gabriel Mountains4.60399'ModerateYesYes
Big Santa Anita Canyon: Winter Creek LoopViewSan Gabriel Mountains6.251000'ModerateYesYes
Bonita Falls Trail on Lytle CreekViewSan Gabriel Mountains2.80660'ModerateYesYes
Cabrillo Beach-Point Fermin-White Point Preserve LoopViewSouthern California Coast4.88165'ModerateYesYes
Carbon Canyon Regional Park LoopViewChino Hills3.4090'EasyYesYes
Chino Hill SP: Scully Ridge - Santa Ana River Trail LoopViewChino Hills4.30600'ModerateYesNo
Chino Hills SP: San Juan Hill PeakViewChino Hills7.34970'ModerateNoNo
Chino Hills SP: South Ridge-Telegraph Canyon LoopViewChino Hills4.50600'ModerateYesNo
Chino Hills SP: South Ridge-Telegraph Canyon Loop (Sunset Route)ViewChino Hills4.5600'ModerateYesNo
Coal Canyon Waterfall via the Off-Ramp to NowhereViewSanta Ana Mountains6.10690'ModerateYesYes
Cooper Canyon Falls via the Burkhart Trail ViewSan Gabriel Mountains3.00800'ModerateYesYes
Devil's Punchbowl to Devil's ChairViewSan Gabriel Mountains7.75618'ModerateNoYes
East Fork of the San Gabriel River on the Road to NowhereViewSan Gabriel Mountains6.45700'ModerateYesYes
East Fork of the San Gabriel River to the Bridge To NowhereViewSan Gabriel Mountains10.00980'StrenuousNoNo
Eaton Canyon Falls TrailViewSan Gabriel Mountains3.84481'ModerateYesYes
El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State BeachViewCentral California Coast6.050'ModerateYesYes
Fish Canyon Falls TrailViewSan Gabriel Mountains4.45680'ModerateYesYes
Glendora Wilderness Park: Big Dalton Dam TrailViewSan Gabriel Mountains3.77400'ModerateYesYes
Great Smoky Mountains NP: Laurel Falls TrailViewSmoky Mountains2.6330'ModerateYesNo
Holy Jim Falls TrailViewSanta Ana Mountains2.80625'ModerateYesYes
Ice House Canyon to Timber Mountain via Ice House Canyon-Chapman TrailsViewSan Gabriel Mountains11.93388'StrenuousNoYes
Inyo Craters Trail in MammothViewEastern Sierras1.25177'EasyYesYes
Inyo National Forest Earthquake Fault Walking TrailViewEastern Sierras0.5EasyYesYes
Iron Mountain Summit Trail in Northern San Diego CountyViewNorthern San Diego County6.041050'ModerateNoYes
Irvine RP: Horseshoe Loop TrailViewSanta Ana Mountains3.75151'ModerateYesYes
Jasper NP: Athabasca Glacier Ice WalkViewCanadian Rockies1.25StrenuousNoNo
Joshua Tree NP: Lost Palms OasisViewColorado Desert7.1477'ModerateNoNo
Joshua Tree NP: Mastodon Peak LoopViewColorado Desert2.5406'ModerateYesNo
Joshua Tree NP: Ryan Ranch TrailViewMojave Desert1.180'EasyYesNo
Joshua Tree NP: Skull Rock & Jumbo Rocks LoopViewMojave Desert1.7108'ModerateYesNo
Joshua Tree NP: Split Rock to Face Rock LoopViewMojave Desert2.64168'ModerateYesNo
Laguna Coast WP: Willow Canyon to Bommer RidgeViewSan Joaquin Hills9.00750'ModerateNoNo
Limestone Canyon WA: Hicks Haul-Loma Ridge-Limestone Canyon Loop to the SinksViewSanta Ana Mountains9.9903'ModerateNoNo
Mammoth: Consolidated Gold Mine to Heart Lake TrailViewInyo National Forest3.2520'ModerateYesYes
Mammoth: Devil's Postpile to Rainbow Falls and Red's MeadowViewInyo National Forest5.34564'ModerateYesYes
Mount Baden Powell Trail (Partial)ViewSan Gabriel Mountains5.351541'StrenuousNoYes
Mount Baldy Notch Moonlight HikeViewSan Gabriel Mountains4.31310'ModerateYesYes
Mount Baldy via Devil's Backbone from the NotchViewSan Gabriel Mountains6.342315'StrenuousNoNo
Mount San Jacinto via the Palm Springs Tram to the SummitViewSan Jacinto Mountains9.852409'StrenuousNoNo
Newport Back Bay Loop TrailViewSouthern California Beaches10.792'StrenuousNoYes
Olinda Historic TrailViewChino Hills range1.94390'ModerateYesYes
Ortega Falls off the Ortega HighwayViewCleveland National Forest0.25150'ModerateYesYes
Peters Canyon RP: East Ridge View Trail to Peters Canyon Trail LoopViewSanta Ana Mountains4.76308'ModerateYesYes
Puente Hills HPA: Hellman Wilderness Park LoopViewPuente Hills4.00618'ModerateYesYes
Puente Hills HPA: Powder Canyon-Schabarum Trail LloopViewPuente Hills4.50763'ModerateYesYes
Puente Hills HPA: Powder Canyon via the Black Walnut-Powder Canyon-Nogales Trails LoopViewPuente Hills range2.4400'ModerateYesYes
Rocky Mountain NP: Colorado River HeadwatersViewRocky Mountains9.10591'ModerateNoNo
Rustic Canyon: Murphy Ranch - Camp Josepho LoopViewSanta Monica Mountains6.15453'ModerateYesYes
Salt Creek TrailViewSouthern California Coast6.00205'ModerateYesYes
San Onofre State Beach HikeViewSouthern California Coast8.0163'ModerateYesYes
Santa Rosa Plateau: Sylvan MeadowsViewSanta Ana Mountains2.81117'EasyYesYes
Santiago Oaks Regional Park to Weir Canyon Wilderness Park LoopViewSanta Ana Mountains8.1411'ModerateNoYes
Santiago Oaks RP: Inner Park Loop to Robbers RoostViewSanta Ana Mountains3.94690'ModerateYesYes
Santiago Oaks RP to Irvine RP: Santiago Creek-Egret-Willow Trail LoopViewSanta Ana Mountains5.2147'ModerateYesYes
Seven Falls Trail in Santa BarbaraViewSanta Ynez Mountains2.68675'ModerateYesYes
Solstice Canyon to Rising Sun Trail above MalibuViewSanta Monica Mountains3.60455'ModerateYesYes
Stoddard Peak TrailViewSan Gabriel Mountains6.19854'ModerateNoYes
Tenaja Falls via the Tenaja Falls TrailViewSanta Ana Mountains1.94300'ModerateYesYes
West Horsethief Canyon to Trabuco PeakViewSanta Ana Mountains10.052640'StrenuousNoYes
Whitewater Preserve: Pacific Crest Trail to Red DomeViewColorado Desert4.5413'ModerateYesYes
Whiting Ranch WP: Borrego Canyon to Red Rock CanyonViewSanta Ana Mountains4.00500'ModerateYesNo
All hikes completed by Greene Adventures, listed in alphabetical order.

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