11 Amazing Southern California Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love

There are times when you want to get out in nature, but you don’t have an entire day or even just an afternoon to take a long hike. If you’re seeking a quick outing in Southern California that will make you feel refreshed and recharged, these scenic trails ranging from a half mile long all the way up to three miles will get you outside in the fresh air while you explore some of the most scenic spots in SoCal.

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Doesn’t this list make you want to get outside and go on a hike right this second?! Any favorites on this list? A few of my favorites include Elfin Forest and El Dorado Nature Center.

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