The 7,000-acre Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is one of the last remaining coastal canyons on the Southern California coastline. Visitors will experience 40 miles of trails through oak and sycamore woodlands. Expansive vistas and ridges give visitors a view of California that has existed for thousands of years.
After plentiful rain showers, the ephemeral streams spring to life, and during summer months hikers can travel through the seasonally dry creek beds.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is part of the Naturally Community Conservation Planning program, which is designed to protect rare and endangered species, including the California Gnatcatcher, Orange-Throated […]
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is comprised of approximately 4,500 acres of wilderness and natural open space land. This area is originally part of Juaneno or Acaichemem tribal land, which was later owned by Don Juan Avila, Louis Moulton, The Mission Viejo Company and is now under jurisdiction of OC Parks.
Parklands offer mature oaks, sycamores, and elderberry trees, two year-round streams and more than 30 miles of official trails for hikers to enjoy. This park is designated as a wildlife sanctuary and is home to many rare and endangered plants.
This park offers something for hikers and mountain […]
This beautiful canyon is located along the coast between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. Trails are offered for nearly all levels of hikers and mountain bikers. The trail is considered to be a moderate climb, as climbs tend to be on the steep side in some areas. But, the climbs are well worth it as they reach to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Santiago Peak.
17 miles of hiking trails through 2,400 acres of native wilderness make up Crystal Cove State Park. Backpackers can utilize the environmental campgrounds – one in a canyon and two at higher elevations. […]
The Boat Canyon Trail is an astounding 8.2 mile hike in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Hikers will climb above Boat Canyon, drop down to Laguna Canyon Road, and then a climb back up before returning to the trailhead.
Want a serious workout? This trail is the place to go. The hard work is worth it for the amazing panoramic ocean views. Enjoy the hike in the evening for a trail lit up by the full moon.