Southern California boasts one of the most diverse hiking landscapes in the entire country, and these are some of the best places to hit the trails.

20 Incredible Hikes in Southern California

The highest point in the San Gabriel Mountains, offering an intense trek up a 10,064-foot peak.

Mt. San Antonio via Devil’s Backbone

Hike along a burbling creek and check out the utterly jaw-dropping summit views on this challenging trek that would fill any peak bagger with glee.

Cucamonga Peak

68-mile stretch of trail winding along the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains, providing hikers, bikers, and equestrians with options galore for overnight treks or long days out.

Backbone Trail

Feel the spray of the sea on this short hike that climbs over a series of impressive coastal cliffs.

Torrey Pines State Reserve Loop

Sweeping views of rolling hills, the Pacific Ocean, and rust-colored sandstone cliffs.

Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

A small waterfall, an old stone cabin, and hillside vistas are just a few of the treats in store along this 6-mile journey.

Solstice Canyon Loop