Hikes by Area

If you don’t live in or close to an area, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly where city, county or mountain range borders lie.  There categories are of general areas and may not be 100% accurate, but they’re close enough to give you a good idea of the trail locations.


LOS ANGELES (Verdugo Mountains/Griffith Park/Palos Verdes)

Beacon Hill / Old Zoo Trail

Beaudry Loop

Dockweiler State Beach to Manhattan Beach

Four Little Los Angeles Lake Hikes

Friendship Park – Ocean Trails Reserve

Forrestal Reserve to Abalone Cove

Fryman Canyon / Franklin Canyon

Griffith Observatory / Mount Hollywood

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area / Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook / La Brea Tar Pits

La Tuna Canyon

Long Beach Oceanfront Trail

Marina Del Rey – Venice Canals

Mount Lee

Point Vicente / Long Point

Torrance Beach to Lunada Bay

Torrance Beach to Manhattan Beach

Verdugo Peak

White Point to Point Fermin

Wonderview Trail / Hollyridge Trail


OJAI (Ojai/Santa Paula/Ventura/Oxnard/Los Padres Nat’l Forrest)

Arroyo Verde Park

Chief Peak

Cozy Dell Ojai Loop

Five Little Ojai Hikes

Howard Creek Trail

Lion Canyon Trail

Matilija Creek Trail / Murietta Canyon

Middle Sespe Trail

Mount Pinos

Nordhoff Peak

Oxnard Beaches

Port Hueneme

Rose-Lion Connector Trail

San Buenaventura Trail / Grant Park

Santa Paula Canyon

Sespe River Trail

Sisar Canyon

Upper North Fork Matilija Creek

Ventura River Preserve



Blue Ridge Trail

Bridge to Nowhere

Chilao – Charlton Loop

Devil’s Punchbowl

Echo Mountain

Fall Creek Trail

Fall Creek Pt. 2

Fire Road 2N79 – Angeles Crest Highway

Gabrielino Trail: Arroyo Seco

Gabrielino Trail: Red Box to West Fork Camp

Gabrielino Trail: Switzers to Red Box

Grizzly Flat

Icehouse Canyon Trail – Chapman Trail Loop

Jones Peak

Josephine Peak

Mormon Rocks

Mount Baden-Powell

Mount Hillyer

Mount Islip

Mount Islip Do-Over

Mount Islip – South Approach

Mount Lowe

Mount Waterman

Mount Zion Loop

San Gabriel Peak

Shoemaker Canyon Road

Shortcut Canyon

Stoddard Peak

Strawberry Peak

Sunset Peak

Switzer Falls / Bear Canyon

Throop Peak / Mount Hawkins

Vetter Mountain Lookout


SANTA BARBARA (Santa Barbara/Montecito/Carpinteria/Santa Ynez/Gaviota)

Aniso Trail

Arroyo Burro Trail

Carpinteria Bluffs Hike

Davy Brown Trail

Four More Little Santa Barbara Hikes

Franklin Trail

Fremont Ridge Trail

Gaviota Peak

Gaviota State Park

Jesusita Trail

Knapp’s Castle

Lake Cachuma

Montecito Hot Springs

Montecito Peak

Obern Trail / More Mesa

Oso Canyon / Aliso Canyon

Parma Park / Santa Barbara Botanical Garden

Rattlesnake Canyon – La Cumbre Peak

Red Rock Loop

Romero Canyon

San Marcos Foothills Preserve / Lotusland

San Ysidro Falls – Buena Vista Loop

Six Little Santa Barbara Hikes

Tequepis Trail – Broadcast Peak – Sanya Ynez Peak

Toro Canyon

UCSB Lagoon / Coal Oil Point Reserve

White Rock Trail


SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS (Point Mugu to Topanga)

Backbone Trail: Kanan Dume to Latigo Canyon

Balanced Rock

Big Sycamore Canyon Trail

Boney Mountain Loop

Bulldog Motorway

Caballero Canyon / Garapito Canyon

Calabasas Peak

Cameron Nature Preserve

Canyonback Trail

Castellammare Loop / Trailer Canyon Trail / Lake Shrine

Castro Crest

Chamberlain Trail

Charmlee Wilderness Park

Corral Canyon Loop

Deer Creek Road

Dirt Mulholland

Eagle Rock

Escondido Falls

Five Little Mulholland Hikes

The Grotto

Hidden Pond Trail

Hondo Canyon / Topanga Lookout

Kanan Dume Road to Zuma Edison Road

Los Liones Trail – Parker Mesa Overlook

Malibu Creek State Park

Mesa Peak Fire Road

Mugu Peak

Mulholland Scenic Corridor

Mulholland Trail – Etz Meloy Motorway

Newton Canyon

Nicholas Flat – Malibu Springs

Over The Hill Day

Paradise Cove to Point Dume / Escondido Canyon

Paramount Ranch

Phantom Trail

Piuma Ridge Trail – Saddle Peak

Point Dume

Point Mugu: La Jolla Trail, etc.

Point Mugu: Ray Miller Trail, etc.

Rancho Sierra Vista – Satwiwa

Reagan Ranch / Liberty Canyon Fire Road

Red Rock Canyon

Rivas Canyon / Lower Rustic Canyon

Rustic Canyon – Sullivan Ridge Fire Road

Sandstone Peak – Mishe Mokwa Trail

Sandstone Peak – Mishe Mokwa Trail Return

Santa Ynez Canyon

Serrano Canyon Loop

Serrano Valley

Solstice Canyon

Stunt Ranch

Sullivan Canyon Fire Road – Westridge Fire Road

Summit Valley Edelman Park

Talapop Trail

Temescal Ridge

Trancas Edison Road / Chumash Indian Trail

Triunfo Pass

Tuna Canyon Park

Will Rogers State Beach to Venice Beach

Will Rogers State Historic Park

Yellow Hill Fire Road

Zuma Canyon

Zuma Ridge Trail

Zuma Ridge Trail Do-Over

Zuma Ridge Trail: Fourth of July Hike


SIMI VALLEY (Simi Valley/Santa Clarita/Chatsworth, The Desert beyond)

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Devil’s Slide

East Canyon

Four Little Valley Hikes

Happy Camp Canyon

Johnson Motorway – Rocky Peak Trail Loop

Las Llajas Canyon

Las Llajas Canyon – Chumash Trail

Mission Point

Montgomery Canyon – Oak Canyon Loop

Mount McCoy

Oat Mountain / Sage Ranch Park

Pico Canyon

Placerita Canyon

Porter Ranch

Rocky Peak Park

Rocky Peak Trail

Runkle Canyon

Tapo Canyon – Chivos Canyon

Towsley Canyon – Wiley Canyon Loop

Vasquez Rocks


THOUSAND OAKS (Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park/Oak Park/Agoura Hills/Calabasas)

Arroyo Conejo Trail

Cheeseboro Ridge – Cheeseboro Canyon

Conejo Mountain / Dos Vientos Open Space

Hillcrest Open Space Preserve

Ladyface Mountain

Lang Ranch Loop

Las Virgenes Trail

Las Virgenes View Trail

Long Canyon Trail / Sunrise Trail – Autumn Ridge Trail

Los Robles Trail: Moorpark Road to Angel Vista

Los Robles Trail: Potrero Road to Angel Vista/Rosewood Trail

Lynnmere Trail

Mount Clef Ridge

New Millennium Loop

No Name Trail Off of Kanan Dume Road

North Ranch Open Space / Oakbrook Regional Park

Palo Comado Canyon

Potrero Ridge Trail

Simi Peak

Six Little Ventura County Hikes

Tarantula Hill

Triunfo Canyon Trail – Los Robles Trail

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space

Westlake Vista / Pentachaeta Trail

White Horse Canyon – Los Robles – Conejo Crest Loop

Wildwood Park

Woodridge Loop / Sunset Hills Trail



Catalina Island



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