Hiking in Santa Ana


Hiking in Santa Ana is a great way for residents to get some exercise, check out these recommended destinations.

El Modena Open Space is a small park where trails offer a great way to explore the outdoors. This trail climbs quickly to about four hundred feet in half a mile. There are great views to see along this hiking trail:

  • Northwest Orange County
  • Santa Anas
  • Catalina Island
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • and downtown Los Angeles

Make sure to bring your camera along for some photos while you hike.

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, open every day from seven am to sunset and closed on major holidays, this location offers a great place for local Santa Ana neighbors to get out and enjoy a hike.  The entire park consists of one-thousand acres so afterward feel free to explore other activities as well. The Bay Nature Preserve hike is an easy three miles and about a two-hour duration.  Definitely known for the bay views and wildlife activity, parking is free and dogs are welcomed.

So if you’re looking to hike in Santa Ana, get out today and check out these great locations.


Santa Ana Lifestyle: Where to Go Hiking

Hiking is a huge part of living in the Southern California area. Why live in such an amazing place if you are not going to take advantage of the wonderful amenities that come along with it? If you are a hiking novice and need a simple trail to start your exercise journey the Peters Canyon Regional Park has been called “one of the easiest hikes in OC.”

The trails are open from 7am to sunset and are free to use and enter, but parking will cost $3 to $5 depending on where you stop. The area offers 55 acres of land along with a blend of nature, water, trails and fun. Later February is the perfect time to get active during your weekends, so why not get up early and go for a hike?


Peters Canyon Regional Park

8548 E Canyon View Ave, Oran

ge, CA 92869
Phone number (714) 973-6611