Beautiful, easy trail. Mostly flat. Mostly exposed. Once you get to the Dripping Cave Trail, you'll find one of the prettiest spots in Aliso & Wood Canyons. Stop at the cave and read the story! It's fascinating. Lots of rabbits, quail and deer in the area.
The views were great. The hike was nice at the beginning of the hike we went down and that was nice but hard on our way back especially because there was no shade and I was tired. I would definitely do this hike again. The park at the top is beautiful.
It was a beautiful hike. We started at Alta Laguna Park and went on West Ridge, Roc k-it, Cayote Run, Dripping Cave, Wood Canyon, Meadows, and Aswut Trails. The last part was through the residential area on Alta Laguna Boulvard. I believe it was around ten miles. We saw dears, coyotes and a snake.
This hike is really easy to get to. It's flat the entire way pretty much. Make sure to bring sunscreen because it can get very hot! On the way in there's not much shade to cover from the sun. Also, the creek at this trail is dry now and so it's not as lush as some of the pictures show, but it's still a beautiful cave.