Looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors with your family during your Southern California vacation? There are great hiking trails near the Tropicana Inn & Suites. Read on to discover a few of our favorites. 

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Thirty minutes from the hotel is Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, a wetlands area. Located just south of the county line between Los Angeles and Orange County, Bolsa Chica Ecological contains the type of wetlands that used to be commonly found up and down the west coast. Mostly destroyed by development, only nine percent remains in California. 

This hike is about 4.5 miles and an easy one for beginners. Bring snacks for the kids and water bottles to stay hydrated. There’s also no charge to walk these kid-friendly hikes in Anaheim, CA. 

Oak Canyon Nature Center (Roadrunner-Bluebird Loop)

Nestled in Anaheim Hills is the Oak Canyon Nature Center. 58 acres of gorgeous natural parkland is just a short drive from the hotel. This spot for hiking near Tropicana Inn & Suites consists of three adjoining canyons and four miles of trails. Hike one of the few remaining areas of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub in the region.  

Wildlife is also in abundance here, including the butterfly garden. Children will be sure to love the play areas and Roadrunner Ridge, a trail with several bird species. Lastly, the Nature Center includes a small museum for hikers to enjoy and learn about the region. These trails are recommended for both kids and adults. There is plenty of parking, and it’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Laurel Canyon Loop

Last but not least is the Laurel Canyon Loop. The trail will take about two hours to complete, and the skill level required is low, keeping it manageable for the kids. This family-friendly hike in Anaheim lies in a beautiful habitat. You’ll see stunning views of ridges, mountains, oceans, and the city from some vantage points. There is also a seasonal 60-foot tall waterfall, and other points of interest include a visible earthquake fault, creek crossings, and a cave at the end. You may even see a fossil or two in the rock faces on the trail. 

Parking is $3, which is payable at the self-service machine, and there is often a ranger on hand if you have any questions. One footnote is that this area is quite popular and may be crowded on weekends. 

Share your love of the outdoors with your little ones. If you haven’t yet chosen accommodations for your stay, Tropicana Inn & Suites is in a great location and central to everything Anaheim has to offer. Book your stay at our family-friendly hotel today.