Aliso Summit Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Aliso Summit Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Niguel, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles 908 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike along the southern ridge of the Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park is fairly easy, with only a short moderate hill at the end. As you walk you'll find the park to your right and suburbs and homes to your left, so you don't really get an out in nature feel to the hike. At the end you get a really nice view of the ocean and Aliso Beach County Park. Plenty of room for bikers, hikers, dog walkers and runners.

walking
3 days ago

Awesome, easy trail with some nice views. Great for dogs and catching up with a friend!

3 months ago

This trail is short, but very nice. It offers the options of an "out-and-back" or a "loop" style trail (the loop is just walking back up the road at the end). There are stunning views of the ocean at Laguna Beach and an outstanding view of Mt. Santiago (Saddleback Mountain) and the cities around it. The overall hike is very simple.

3 months ago

Easy hike with a nice creek!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Mostly easy trail. Took about 2 hours round trip. Great view!

walking
8 months ago

Lovely views, for all levels.

hiking
10 months ago

The view was beautiful the entire time! It was a relatively easy hike. However, I still got decent exercise. I completed it in less than 2 hours (lots of pretty look out points!) and it can easily be done in 90 minutes. The view reminds me of Hawaii!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike, not super strenuous but nice views of the ocean and canyon. Saw a few cute puppies on the trail too. :)

11 months ago

Ever nice place to pick close by my place. I'm use to walking around the lake off of la Paz and Aliso creek because its walking distance from my apartment but it was nice to get a change of scenery and was able to enjoy the view over looking the ocean. I also enjoyed looking at the houses I can't afford lol but would go back some time soon for sure ☀️

birding
1 year ago

1 year ago

Just did the hike today. Sunny and not much shade so on hot days bring a hat. Parking is on street in residential area and there are not problems there. Nice hike with beautiful houses on the left and beautiful scenery on the right on the way up. Opposite on way back! :-) moderate uphill and level a lot of the trip. nice views of ocean and the OC. I used MapMyHike and it showed 4.98 miles out to the end (where the paved road is) and back to the parking area.

2 years ago

Beautiful ocean view

hiking
2 years ago

This place has amazing views of the ocean. It's a must hike.

Careful on the way back, it's further and harder than it seems.

Wear hiking clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty.

hiking
3 years ago

Not too much of a hiking trail, great views over looking the ocean and aliso creek golf course, but very flat and rather boring. More of an early morning walk for the older person

hiking
3 years ago

The trailhead is really the same as the Seaview Park trail. You start on the Seaview Park trail, then just continue past the last picnic bench onto a narrow, downhill singletrack that you follow to the summit. You can also pick up the Toovet and Valido trails where the intersect with the Summit trail at the low point. The trail is short, but fairly strenuous because it is pretty steep except for a short flat segment in the middle. There is a bench at the end where you can relax and enjoy the awesome views.

hiking
3 years ago

Great scenic trail. Perfect distance and easy to do. I will do it again maybe from the bottom to top this time.

mountain biking
5 years ago

Good trail for the beginners , I loved every bit of it.nice workout.