Wear It Off at These Four Hiking Trails in Orange County

Part of being a Southern Californian is taking advantage of the consistently warm weather. Although outsiders tend to hold the stereotypical view that OC locals live in an area inhabited only by lively and bustling cityscape, there are many scenic trails to take you out of the urban and into the rural. Not only that, but Orange County also has some of the finest beaches with easy access to views of the glimmering Pacific Ocean. So get on your best activewear, leave that cellphone at home, and head to these local hiking spots to center yourself and get back in touch with nature. Orange County Hiking Trails

 

Upper Newport Back Bay

 

The Back Bay of Newport is not only a nature preserve, but also a haven for healthy activity. Whether you want to kayak, paddle board or ride horseback, this inland delta provides a great combo of cool ocean breeze and sunshine that will keep you energized even after your workout. Enjoy wildflowers, many species of wild birds, and glimpses of gorgeous Newport estates as you run the dirt trails in a bright short and sports bra combo like this feisty neon peach ensemble. After you get your sweat on, head back up the trail to the overlook to cool down and enjoy the overall view of the bay!

2301 University Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

Coastal Peak Park

Bring your fashion A-game when you come to Coastal Peak Park in Newport Coast! The nearby neighborhoods bring en vogue Newport women and men who know how to stay fit and enjoy their weekend by frequenting this gem of a location. With a wide range of trails and lots of beautiful acreage to enjoy, this gorgeous hiking spot is the perfect place to climb around, bike through nature, as well as wander flat ground on foot. You will certainly feel the burn, so wear an outfit that will be functional, like this pairing of a sturdy mesh sports bra and these cropped workout tights.

20403 East Coastal Peak
Newport Coast, CA 92657

Crystal Cove Trail Orange County Hiking Trails

With over 3 miles of beach, multiple hiking trails, and staircases leading to the sand, Crystal Cove is the most pristine place to go mobile and get in shape. Feel confident to show some skin in an asymmetric sports bra while you burn calories and build a tan on this Newport Coast beach. Feel yourself relax as you take in the wildlife and local vegetation. Blend in with the flowers around you by sporting pink printed patterned yoga leggings. Best part of the experience? You can always finish off a great workout by removing those comfy Nike runners and taking a calm walk through the cool Pacific water.

8471 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 

El Moro Canyon Orange County Hiking Trails

Anyone who has frequented El Moro may just want to keep it a secret! This magical little corner of beach sits in front of a plateau that leads into the backcountry of Crystal Cove State Park. Pay for parking in the state lot and play all day on the BFI and El Moro Trails. Get up early to enjoy a sunrise walk up the steep BFI, or take the El Moro Trail in the afternoon to catch a view of a golden California sunset on the Pacific. With a little less foliage to hide under, you will want to wear an outfit like this neon sports bra and mesh tank that will let you stay cool but still keep you covered from sun rays!

8471 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 

Written By: Kim Conlan
Photographed By: Adam Gentry
Styled By: Shiloh McKasson
Model: Taylor Gorski of Willow Model Management

About The Author

A music collector, writer, photographer, and record store associate in the OC community, and a graduate in Literary Journalism/English at the UC Irvine. Works with local businesses like Port of Sound Record Shoppe, Detroit Bar, OC Music Awards, ACE Agency, The Observatory, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, La Cave, and the late Avalon Bar. Has contributed to OC Weekly, Record Collector, Blisss!, HB Culture, OC Music Awards, Surfline, Sunset Publishing, and The Indie Peddler.

Adam is a Southern-California native, a photographer and an entrepreneur. He is passionate about profiling interesting people whether they are a break- through artist, a fledgling stylist or simply someone with a compelling story to tell. www.gentryimages.com

Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!

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