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A Walk on the Wild Side

Wear It Off at These Four Hiking Trails in Orange County 

Written By: Kim Conlan

Photographed By: Adam Gentry

Styled By: Shiloh McKasson

Model: Taylor Gorski of Willow Model Management, www.willowmodelmanagement.com

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.

Upper Newport Back Bay
2301 University Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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!

Coastal Peak Park
20403 East Coastal Peak
Newport Coast, CA 92657

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. Orange County Hiking Trails

Crystal Cove Trail
8471 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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.

El Moro Canyon
8471 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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!