Itching to stretch your legs this summer? There are some great hikes near Artists Village Apartments you should check out! Here are three of the best hikes near Santa Ana:


San Juan Loop Trail

The San Juan Loop Trail is a bit of a drive away (about an hour, depending on traffic), but it’s completely worth it. It is a pretty easy 2.5-mile hike that will take you about an hour and a half. There are seasonal waterfalls, a great view of the basin below, and a beautiful old-growth oak forest. If you want more of a challenge, you can branch off onto Chiquito Trail and follow San Juan Creek to Ortega Falls. Hop on I-5 S and CA-74/Ortega Hwy to Riverside County. That will take you to the Trail Head Parking Lot in Lake Elsinore


Peters Canyon

This popular trail is one of the best hikes near the Santa Ana area and is just 20 minutes away from us. It’s 5.9 miles long with a 623 ft. elevation gain. While there are beautiful views, there is not a lot of shade, so be sure to wear sun protection and bring enough water. The trail is open for dogs, horses, and mountain bikes, so it’s a fun time! Just follow I-5 S and Tustin Ranch Road to Pioneer Way in Tustin. That will lead to Peters Canyon Road and the trail head.


Quail Hill Trail

Quail Hill Trail is an easy two-mile hike with a total ascent of 164 feet. It’s a great one for families, with bathrooms, displays, and places to view wildlife. Keep an eye out for roadrunners and quail! The trail is dirt packed, so you can use a jogging stroller if needed. Head onto I-405 N and take exit 3 onto Sand Canyon Avenue. Get on Shady Canyon Drive, and you’re there! 


We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place with plenty of nice hikes not too far away. Check out these beautiful hikes near Santa Ana, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the rest of your summer! After you experience these beautiful hikes, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Santa Ana, California. When you do, consider moving to Artists Village Apartments.


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