Mission Viejo

Your Guide to Mission Viejo

Hiking outdoors provides countless of perks. You can enjoy the breathtaking mountain tops, fresh and the smells of nature. Aside from these lovely things for the senses, hikers can also harness the health advantages of going the extra mile. Hiking can help boost your mood and lower your risk of heart disease.

If you’re an exercise junkie and the gym is your usual destination, visiting hiking trails is also a good idea to break the routine. Mission Viejo has lots of hiking trails waiting to be explored. Venture to a scenic experience by choosing from the following hiking trails in Mission Viejo:


24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692, USA

+1 949-470-3061

Also known as “The Disneyland for Hikers”, this hiking trail in Mission Viejo offers 3 miles of adventure for its trailblazers. It’s aplenty of zig-zag routes that can keep you occupied the whole time. If you’re up for a quick jog, then this place can also come off easy for you. With its beautiful butterfly garden and gorgeous flowers year round, this trail remains as one of the best adventure destinations for nature lovers. An additional reason why this place is a favorite for all season is it’s dog-friendly.

  • Elevation Gain: 100 feet
  • Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop


Mission Viejo, California

Need a little venture off the beaten tracks? Then drive over to Trabuco. There’s a perfect location there if you feel like enjoying a secluded escape off the 241 and inland Mission Viejo. There are over 12 miles of land open for exploration. Various trails offer easy options depending on how far you want to go. Your energetic dogs are welcome here too!

  • Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
  • Technical Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5–2.5 hours
  • Season: Year-round
  • Trailhead Elevation: 200 feet
  • Top Elevation: 600 feet


22500 Los Alisos Blvd, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, USA

For those who want to spare themselves from the treadmill and go for an outdoor walking trail, Wilderness Glen is also a good choice. This beginner-friendly hiking trail in Mission Viejo offers about 2 miles of an ‘urban hike.’ Enjoy your every pace as the ground here is mostly flat and paved. This trail may not offer everything nature offers, but you will still enjoy plenty of trees, birds’ nests and many more.

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