Best Hiking Trails in Irvine, CA

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Irvine, CA. How do we actually find the most highly rated hiking trail? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Since 1973

Biking Paths, Model Boat Sailing, Wilderness Hiking Area, Outdoor Activities, Trail Running, Walking, Forest Lake, Wild Flowers, Nature & Parks

Populated with rows and rows of shade trees & a beautiful 9-acre lake with the 339 acres

Fall - Winter : 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT Spring - Summer : 7:00 am - 9:00 pm PST Office Hours: Mon - Fri : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gorgeous, large park with many walking paths. Zulu (the dog) and I chose to visit this park mainly because its a good parking place to get to many other trails. The pond and bridges are absolutely gorgeous. Parking was $3 for us on a weekday (the machine accepts credit cards), and there isn't really anywhere else you can cheat park (residential areas) without having to walk a significant distance. This park alone almost makes me consider getting an annual pass, as Zulu and I will definitely co
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34 Shady Canyon Trail, Irvine, CA 92603

Kid Friendly, Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Nature Trips, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Beach, Lake, Wild Flowers & Wildlife

The 2.8-acre Quail Hill Trailhead provides a great location to connect to southern Irvine’s extensive trail network

Sun : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon - Sat : Closed

My first time here I ended up on the Quail Hill Loop Trail which is an easy 1.8 mile roundtrip natural surface trail at the foot of Quail Hill. I ended up doing it twice to get the most out it. This is great for runners too because it's less crowded on this side of the trail. There is a hilly (small) part which is uphill but overall it's very flat and quiet. The clouds in the sky were beautiful that day and generally is very open/clean and you are close to the freeway noise though for parts of t
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11 Bommer Canyon, Irvine, CA 92603

Dogs on Leash, Birding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Forest Lake & Wild Flowers

4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Irvine, CA

Mon - Sun : 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

The best place on early I've ever been, because it'll be only you there in that endless, beautiful nature. Big, spectacular, quiet. I was there alone walking, and running, spinning and exploring. I had thousands of words whispering to God thanking him for showing me this wonderful landscape. It's the place that you feel so close to heaven.
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