Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding in Orange County CA

Looking for a place to get that much needed adrenaline rush while surrounded by breathtaking scenery? Orange County has hundreds of trails for residents to enjoy.

Here are the best destinations for hiking, biking and horseback riding in Orange County!

Hiking Trails Recommended for Beginners

Hiking Trails with Moderate Difficulty

Trails for Experienced Hikers

Horseback Riding Trails
As for horseback riding trails, here are the top 3 best places to go horseback riding in the OC:

Biking Trails
Are you in the mood to go explore Orange County on two wheels? There are over a thousand miles of bikeways around the county, allowing cyclists to easily traverse the region’s beautiful sun-kissed cities, from Santa Ana to San Juan Capistrano. If you’re planning on commuting around Orange County, go ahead and check out this map that illustrates the commuter bike paths found around Orange County.

However, if you’re planning on going mountain biking, The Bell View Trail and the Santa Ana River Bike Path are some of Orange County’s best betsfor adventure-seeking mountain bikers.

The beautifully maintained Bell View Trail spans 15 miles and features lush, relaxing views of the region’s foothills. It is connected to the Tijeras Creek Trail. The Santa Ana River Bike Path, on the other hand, is considered to be a first-class bike path and is parallel to the Santa Ana River channel. Considered to be one of the longest open tracks for bike riders, the trail stretches 29 miles and is paved in asphalt, with rest areas for bikers. It is free, accessible and open for everyone.