Orange County area adventures experienced and reviewed by Greene Adventures.
Click on a marker to learn more about each hike or outing, or check out our Orange County Hike Index.
Orange County Adventure Map
|GREEN markers are short nature trails, gently-graded pathways, and routes that are relatively easy.|
|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.|
|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.|
An alphabetical index of all Orange County 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., “Holy Jim”).
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.
Orange County Hike Index
|Bear Canyon-Bear Ridge Loop off the Ortega Highway||View||Cleveland National Forest||6.80||862'||Moderate||No||Yes|
|Carbon Canyon Regional Park Loop||View||Chino Hills||3.40||90'||Easy||Yes||Yes|
|Chino Hill SP: Scully Ridge - Santa Ana River Trail Loop||View||Chino Hills||4.30||600'||Moderate||Yes||No|
|Chino Hills SP: San Juan Hill Peak||View||Chino Hills||7.34||970'||Moderate||No||No|
|Chino Hills SP: South Ridge-Telegraph Canyon Loop||View||Chino Hills||4.50||600'||Moderate||Yes||No|
|Chino Hills SP: South Ridge-Telegraph Canyon Loop (Sunset Route)||View||Chino Hills||4.5||600'||Moderate||Yes||No|
|Coal Canyon Waterfall via the Off-Ramp to Nowhere||View||Santa Ana Mountains||6.10||690'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Holy Jim Falls Trail||View||Santa Ana Mountains||2.80||625'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Irvine RP: Horseshoe Loop Trail||View||Santa Ana Mountains||3.75||151'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Laguna Coast WP: Willow Canyon to Bommer Ridge||View||San Joaquin Hills||9.00||750'||Moderate||No||No|
|Limestone Canyon WA: Hicks Haul-Loma Ridge-Limestone Canyon Loop to the Sinks||View||Santa Ana Mountains||9.9||903'||Moderate||No||No|
|Newport Back Bay Loop Trail||View||Southern California Beaches||10.7||92'||Strenuous||No||Yes|
|Olinda Historic Trail||View||Chino Hills||1.94||390'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Ortega Falls off the Ortega Highway||View||Santa Ana Mountains||0.25||150'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Peters Canyon RP: East Ridge View Trail to Peters Canyon Trail Loop||View||Santa Ana Mountains||4.76||308'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Puente Hills HPA: Hellman Wilderness Park Loop||View||Puente Hills||4.00||618'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Puente Hills HPA: Powder Canyon-Schabarum Trail Loop||View||Puente Hills||4.50||763'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Puente Hills HPA: Powder Canyon via the Black Walnut-Powder Canyon-Nogales Trails Loop||View||Puente Hills||2.40||400'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Salt Creek Trail||View||Southern Coast||6.0||205'||Modreate||Yes||Yes|
|San Onofre State Beach Hike||View||Southern Coast||8.0||163'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Santiago Oaks Regional Park to Weir Canyon Wilderness Park Loop||View||Santa Ana Mountains||8.1||411'||Moderate||No||Yes|
|Santiago Oaks RP: Inner Park Loop to Robbers Roost||View||Santa Ana Mountains||3.94||690'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|Santiago Oaks RP to Irvine RP: Santiago Creek-Egret-Willow Trail Loop||View||Santa Ana Mountains||5.2||147'||Moderate||Yes||Yes|
|West Horsethief Canyon to Trabuco Peak||View||Santa Ana Mountains||10.05||2640'||Strenuous||No||Yes|
|Whiting Ranch WP: Borrego Canyon to Red Rock Canyon||View||Santa Ana Mountains||4.00||500'||Moderate||Yes||No|