Hit the 1,400-acre Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve for five miles of trails through restored wetlands. Spot more than 200 species of birds and marine life while admiring the stunning ocean view. For those interested in a more relaxing stroll, join one of the free tours given by local environmental organizations.
Huntington Beach Central Park’s 365 acres offer miles of meandering trails and walking paths. The World Trail is a 1.2-mile loop dotted with 18 exercise stations over a 25-acre area. While in Central Park, take a jaunt through the trails and habitats at Shipley Nature Center.
Bring the kids and the pups to Harriett M. Wieder Regional Park, housing playgrounds with spectacular views of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Located off Seapoint Street near Pacific Coast Highway, the 106-acre park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset.
The Urban Forest, north of Ellis Avenue between Goldenwest and Edwards streets, is a passive park featuring California native plants, trees, and flora. This "secret" trail is great for hikers and off-road bicyclists, and even those on horseback from the nearby equestrian center.
Popular trails neighboring Huntington Beach include Crystal Cove State Park and Top of the World in Laguna Beach.