If you love to hike, you are definitely living in the right state! California has thousands and thousands of trails to choose from across the state. But did you know that there are some great local hiking trails in Norwalk’s backyard? Here are the local best hiking trails around Norwalk that you should check out this summer:
Arroyo Pescadero and Deer Loop Trail
This beautiful 2.6-mile trail is a great hiking loop that will suit everyone, regardless of skill level. Apply your sunscreen and stay hydrated, as there’s very little shade on this trail. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful wildflowers, stunning scenery, and adorable bunnies and birds you’ll find along the way! Consider going at off-peak times to ensure you’ll find parking.
For the moderately advanced hiker, this “out and back” trail is 2.4 miles with challenging inclines to get your workout in. At the top of the trail, you’ll reach the water tower and have some pretty spectacular views of LA on a clear day! Sun protection and plenty of water are needed for this low-shade trail. Parking does become limited on weekends, so consider going during the week when there are fewer people on the trail.
Dominguez Gap Wetlands Project
If you’re looking for an easy trail without much incline, this might be the one for you. It is a nature path next to the river, and you may see wildflowers and likely plenty of wildlife, despite it being in an urban area. It’s a two-mile loop to complete the trail. An overcast day might be preferred for this hike, as views would not be compromised while the clouds shade you from the sun.
We hope you’ll try one of these local hiking trails and spend some of your summer enjoying California’s beautiful landscapes! As a reminder, please be cautious when hiking. Be aware that rattlesnakes do live in some of these areas (specifically mentioned in reviews for Turnbull Canyon), but they are not aggressive if you don’t agitate them. So, be respectful, and enjoy the trail. Always hike in groups, and have fun learning from those who have experience in the outdoors. Going on guided hikes is another great way to feel comfortable while enjoying California’s great outdoors! Any way you go about it, get outside and enjoy this beautiful state!