New Year's Day hikes
ORANGE COUNTY The trail at the end of Silverado Canyon Road climbs to Bedford Peak, with expansive views of the Santa Ana Mountains. 6.6 miles round-trip; strenuous; call for map (no trail signs). $5 per vehicle. From Santiago Canyon Rd. take Silverado Canyon Rd. east to the end; 951/736-1811.
RIVERSIDE This rocky precipice pushes 600 feet above Riverside for great views of the city and the Santa Ana River. 7 miles round-trip; moderate. Take Mission Inn Ave. northwest, go left on Redwood Dr. and right on Ninth St. to park entrance; 951/826-2000.