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Some of Long Beach’s Most Beautiful Hiking Trails

A surprising fact to many might be that a coastal town hugging the ocean, such as Long Beach, has a bunch of hiking trails, many of which aren’t all that well known at all. If you’re on the hunt for some hidden long beach gems to hike with respite from crowds, we’ve got you covered.

1.  Naples Canals Loop.

While people are mainly familiar with Naples Canals, not a lot of people know of its adjacent hiking trail, which technically qualifies it as a Long Beach hidden gem. The hike is also short and manageable, which means it’s perfectly kid-friendly too.

Location: 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803

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2.  Dominguez Gap Trail.

Since this trail is practically unknown, you’ll have the advantage of exploring the Long Beach area without the fuss of people walking all around you. The wetlands are a treat for the eyes, and all the bird species you’ll see along the way are going to make the experience more fun.

Location: 4974-4998 Oregon Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805

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3.  Heartwell Park Trail.

What people might not know about this trail is that it’s the most family-friendly Long Beach hidden gem that’s often underrated. People consider this a park and turn the other way, which is good for those who recognize its potential and walk to go across an easy trek on a peaceful day.

Location: 5801 Parkcrest St, Long Beach, CA 90808

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4.  Gum Grove Park.

If your idea of the perfect hike involves encounters with monarch butterflies and grasslands that look straight out of fairytales, then this park trail is the hidden gem you’ve been looking for all over Long Beach.

Location: Crescent View & Avalon Drive, Seal Beach, CA 90740

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5.  Hilltop Park.

If a calm hike is what you’re after, this Hilltop Park trail will take you all the way up, where you can actually witness and become obsessed with a new take of the LA skyline. It’s a hidden gem because people, mainly Signal Hill Park trail!

Location:  2351 Dawson Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755

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6.  White Point Nature Preserve.

While this preserve is well-known, the Vista Trail it holds within its folds isn’t too frequently taken. This hidden Long Beach gem will take you all the way to grasslands and even some WWII gun stations that might be an exciting discovery on a simple trail trek. 

Location: 1600 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731

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7.  Gum Grove Park.

If your idea of the perfect hike involves encounters with monarch butterflies and grasslands that look straight out of fairytales, then this park trail is the hidden gem you’ve been looking for all over Long Beach.

Location: Crescent View & Avalon Drive, Seal Beach, CA 90740

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8.  Bandini Canyon Trail Park.

This short trail is the perfect hike to opt for on a lazy day when you just want to motivate yourself to go outdoors. The facility is incredibly well-kept, and you’ll find the peace that overly frequented trail sites lack.

Location: West Sepulveda St. Between Bandinist and Marshall Court, San Pedro, CA 90731

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9.  Castlewood Trail.

This one-hour round-trip trail makes for a nice and secluded hike through an aesthetically pleasing neighborhood. It’s definitely a Long Beach gem that you have to check out!

Location: Castlewood Trailhead 92833, California Fullerton Chantilly Lane

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10.      Filiorum Reserve.

This trail is easy and flat on most parts, which will make it a pleasant walk rather than a crazy workout that’ll leave you breathless and panting. It also connects to a bunch of other trails, too, just in case you decide to switch paths.

Location:  Pacifica Dr, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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