The trails around these hills/mountains are endless. So many different intersecting trails to choose from. They all seem to meet up at some point. I like to do the short loop on the windes nature trail and then cross the creek for the others. Today I did sage trail all the way up to robbers roost (peak), then I came down peralta. These trails were challenging and all had great views from various perspectives. From the OC basin out to Angel stadium and beyond that the ocean, to snow capped mountains on the other side, to Santiago peak in another direction. Robbers roost (peak) has fantastic views. The constant uphill and downhill to get there and back was a great workout. I'll def be back!
A multitude of variety. There are so many different trails you can explore, keeping it feeling fresh and new each time you go. Running Mountain Goat trail was challenging and fun with a huge payoff at the top with a view of the OC basin and the ocean. Both sides of the Canyon offer views and some challenging uphill sections. Also a wide variety of terrain and difficulty to choose from.