Southern California January 10, 2019
8 Beautiful And Scenic Trails In Southern California That Are Perfect For Beginners
If you’re yearning for some time outdoors in Southern California but you’re not the adventurous kind, you’ll fall in love with these eight easy hiking and walking trails that are perfect for beginners. It’s just the thing you need to kick off 2019. Here’s a look at our favorite spots that will turn you into a hiking enthusiast in no time.
1. Point Dume Cove
You can find this picturesque 2-mile hike inside the Point Dume Natural Preserve at 27807 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. From soaring ocean views to endless blue skies, you'll be in paradise along this trail that's great for beginners and avid hikers alike.
2. El Dorado Nature Center
Located at 7550 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA, you'll discover the beauty of the El Dorado Nature Center. Packed with a variety of short trails that are all under three miles long, this lush 105-acre setting will completely inspire you to spend more time outdoors.
3. UC Riverside Botanic Garden Trail
Head to the University of California Riverside and you'll find an unexpected trail inside the on-campus botanic garden. It's an absolute pleasure to discover! The botanic garden trail is an easy stroll that winds its way through a serene and beautiful setting filled with eye-popping flowers and tons of native plants. You can find this trail at 1 Botanic Gardens Drive in Riverside, CA.
4. Oak Glen Preserve
If you're new to hiking, you may want to start with a short trail under three miles. This heavenly outdoor oasis within Oak Glen Preserve is perfect for first-time hikers and for those of you who are drawn to trails that are nice and easy to stroll. One of the easiest hikes is the Oak Glen Divide Trail which is a little under 2.5 miles. You can find Oak Glen Preserve at 39611 Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen, CA.
5. La Jolla Coast Trail
If you love a spectacular view ( and who doesn't?) then you'll want to head out on the La Jolla Coast Trail located at 1325 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA. This heavenly hike is only 2.2 miles long, so it's incredibly satisfying for those who are new to hiking but also seeking some magnificent sights along the way.
6. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Love an easy hike but prefer to enjoy some scenery that's on the more rugged side? Then you may want to check out Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach where you'll find a variety of easy trails under three miles that can be enjoyed throughout the 1,200 acres of wetlands. You can find Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve at 18000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
7. Guy Fleming Trail
Torrey Pines State Park is packed with tons of stunning trails for hiking, but the one trail you'll want to experience first if you're new to hiking is the Guy Fleming Trail. Not only is it short and sweet and can be completed in less than an hour, but it's also incredibly beautiful with views of the ocean that seem to go on forever. You can find this trail at Torrey Pines State Reserve at 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037.
8. Bluff Cove Trail
One of the best settings to experience a hike for the first time is one with an ocean view. Head to the Bluff Cove Trail at the Palos Verdes Peninsula and you'll find a 1.7-mile coastal trail that's more than just nice and easy, it's also quite stunning. With gorgeous scenery in every direction, this may be just the thing that you need to turn you into a hiking enthusiast.
What do you think of these hiking trails in Southern California? They sure look like a great way to break in your hiking boots at the start of the year.
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