Listing of Journeys by their Goal

short walks (<1 mi):   Lost Trail  Brea DamGilmanEmeryBastanchury parks
horse ranch:  Panorama   Lost Trail   Brea Dam   Hillcrest Park    East Coyote Hills
Garden of Weeden:     Juanita Cooke     Hiltscher Park Trail
spectacular view of Coyote Hills:     Castlewood Trail     Nora Kuttner
shady, tall trees and green all year long:   Gilman Park    Craig Park    San Juan Park
sidewalks for wheel chairs:  Hillcrest Park   Clark Park   Craig Park    Summit House
cityscape view:  Panorama(looking north)      Nora Kuttner(looking N, W and E)
more cityscapes: Hawks Pointe Trail(west)   Castlewood(south)    Summit (N and E)
view of hillside; no houses, no oil wells or anything:     Nora Kuttner    Castlewood
220 acres of wilderness in Fullerton, yet out of sightLost Trail    Brea Dam
future trails (i.e. RR tracks, but out of service):    Bastanchury Park    San Juan Park
the Fullerton Arboretum:     Acacia Park Fullerton Creek Trail
a bit of history:   Gilman Park   Juanita Cooke   Brea Dam     Laguna Lake
trails near a creek:    Hillcrest    Acacia    Brea Dam    Gilman Park     San Juan Park
trail associated with cultural center:    The Muck Walk
future off-road bike park:  Brea Dam Park
restaurants at the end:   Summit House   Juanita Cooke   Bastanchury Park

The listing above is by something interesting at the end of the walk; out-and-back walks. There is also a listing of walks which end where you began. Click here for a listing of journeys that are loops. The advantage of “out-and-back” is that it’s customizable in length. And don’t forget, the view is completely different going the other way. Going back will look different but at the same time somewhat familiar. It will feel safer than a loop.

Walks that start where there’s a place for a group to gather:

Connecting with Folks at the End Who Drove their Car

Out-and-back can also be “out-only” if a group of you want to rendezvous with a driver, and perhaps have a meal at the end there.  For those who remember the days before cell phones, meeting a friend who drove was burdened by the need for precise timing. That meant the walkers had to adjust their pace to keep on schedule.  Now-a-days you can call your friend just before you arrive at your destination. Only then does he start his drive to that end point.
_____A variation on the above is to have the driver arrive any time, and then walk toward the group. If there’s more than one car at the destination, you can actually plan on there being two hikes; one long and the other short but the short one is out-and-back so both groups are combined.