Hiking Trails

Today it's easier than ever to find hiking trails near you. This site has turn-by-turn directions, along with maps, GPX files, and insider tips on all the hike guides The idea is that you can feel confident about where you are hiking, not get lost, and have a fun adventure.

California > LA HikesOrange County HikesRiverside County, CA Hikes –  San Diego HikesPalm Springs Area –  Yosemite National ParkJoshua Tree National Park – Hikes Around Mt Whitney – LA Mountain HikeEastern Sierras Hikes

Southwest USA > Grand Canyon National ParkLas Vegas HikesPhoenix Hikes

Other > Hikes Near PhiladelphiaColumbia River Gorge

Forests & Monuments > Angeles NF – San Bernardino NFCleveland NF –  Inyo NFSan Gabriel Mountains NMSand to Snow NM – San Gorgonio Wilderness – Santa Rosa & San Jacinto NM

Other Ways to Find Trails

You can also check out sites like, and GaiaGPS to find hikes. Search for hiking groups on Reddit for up to date tips and recommendations.

If you want to do a group hike, try Meetup or contacting a local hiking club.

Don’t forget hiking guide books. I actually prefer them over a digital resource because I can put it in my pack to help me navigate. REI has some great trail guides that offer worldwide coverage. For UK and international folks, Stanfords is the ultimate travel and map geeks store, around since 1853.

National Parks are obvious great choices, but don’t forget to Google your state and county parks for some less crowded gems. Typically parks have PDF maps online to help you plan your hike. If you’re stuck in the city, do an urban hike. The important thing is that you get outside and get moving.

All Guides

Pushawalla Palms TrailPushawalla Palms Trail Loop
5 miles - Moderate
Araby Trail GuideAraby Trail Guide
3.4 miles - Moderate
Buck Gully Trail GuideBuck Gully Trail Guide
5.2 miles - Easy
The Cross Hike Palm DesertThe Cross Hike (Palm Desert)
2.4 miles - Moderate
Hike Iron Mountain San DiegoHike Iron Mountain (San Diego)
5.6 miles - Moderate
Hike Coal Canyon TrailHike Coal Canyon Trail
10 miles - Moderate
Santa Margarita River Trail 2Santa Margarita River Trail
5.7 miles - Moderate
Dawn Mine Trail HikeDawn Mine Trail Hike
6 miles - Moderate
Mt Hillyer Trail HikeMt Hillyer Trail Hike
6.5 miles - Moderate
North Dome HikeNorth Dome Hike
9.5 miles - Moderate
Clouds Rest Hike GuideClouds Rest Hike Guide
12.5 miles - Hard
Car Wreck Trail Laguna BeachCar Wreck Trail (Laguna Beach)
3.8 miles - Moderate
Weir Canyon Loop Trail Hike 2Weir Canyon Loop Trail Hike
3.8 miles - Moderate
Lost Horse Mine TrailLost Horse Mine Trail
7 miles - Moderate
Ryan Mountain Trail Hike Joshua TreeRyan Mountain Trail Hike
3 miles - Moderate
Temescal Canyon HikeTemescal Canyon Hike
3.2 miles - Moderate
Hike Lost Palms Oasis TrailHike Lost Palms Oasis Trail
7.4 miles - Moderate
Hike Mastodon Peak TrailHike Mastodon Peak Trail
2.6 miles - Moderate
Sentinel Dome Hike ViewSentinel Dome Hike
2.2 miles - Moderate
Hike The Etiwanda Falls TrailHike the Etiwanda Falls Trail
3.5 miles - Moderate
Ooh Ahh Point HikeOoh Ahh Point Hike
1.8 miles - Moderate
Cottonwood Lakes HikeCottonwood Lakes Hike
13 miles - Moderate
Lone Pine Lake HikeLone Pine Lake Hike
5.6 miles - Moderate
Switzer Falls HikeSwitzer Falls Hike
4 miles - Moderate
Strawberry Peak HikeStrawberry Peak Hike
7.2 miles - Moderate
Deep Creek Hot Springs HikeDeep Creek Hot Springs Hike
5.6 miles - Moderate
Mt Wilson Trail HikeMt Wilson Trail Hike
14.5 miles - Hard
Turtle Hill TrailQuail Hill Trail
2 miles - Easy
Marshall Canyon TrailMarshall Canyon Trail
10.5 miles - Moderate
Crystal Cove HikeCrystal Cove Hike
9 miles - Moderate
Bridge To NowhereBridge to Nowhere Hike
10.5 miles - Moderate
lone-mountain-trail-hikeLone Mountain Trail Hike
1.2 miles - Moderate
fossil falls hikeFossil Falls Hike
0.5 miles - Easy
black star canyon hike to the fallsHike Black Star Canyon Trail
7.1 miles - Moderate
mt whitney needlesMt Whitney Hike
22 miles - Very Hard
cactus to clouds hikeCactus to Clouds Hike
21 miles - Very Hard
sitton peak hikeSitton Peak Hike
9.2 miles - Moderate
people on cowles mountain hikeCowles Mountain Hike
5 miles - Moderate
view from cuyamaca peak hikeHike Cuyamaca Peak
6 miles - Moderate
hike san gogonio viewsSan Gorgonio Hike
18.5 miles - Very Hard
Cucamonga Peak Hike summitCucamonga Peak Hike
12 miles - Hard
Modjeska Peak hikeModjeska Peak Hike
15 miles - Hard
mt baldy hikeMt Baldy Hike
11 miles - Hard
Mount Baden-Powell HikeMount Baden-Powell Hike
8.3 miles - Hard
Peters Canyon UpdatePeters Canyon Hike
5.9 miles - Moderate
Kenneth Hahn Park HikeKenneth Hahn Park Hike
2.4 miles - Easy
Runyon Canyon Hike trailsRunyon Canyon Hike Guide
3.5 miles - Moderate
Dog Mountain HikeDog Mountain Hike
6.2 miles - Hard
Triple Falls HikeTriple Falls Hike
3.3 miles - Easy
Punchbowl Falls HikePunchbowl Falls Hike
3.4 miles - Easy
Torrey Pines Hike NewTorrey Pines Hike Guide
3.3 miles - Easy