Big Bend Loop is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Laguna Beach, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from November until May.
There is a $3.00 parking fee.
The 1st mile is straight uphill, but worth it with great views.
It was a great workout! Very steep hill but breathtaking views.
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It's a decent workout, but pretty steep. View isn't worth the effort since I can just drive a couple miles and see it up close.
Great hike. Steep hills. Not much shade. Great views. Bring water.
That's the cliff note of the hike.
I do this track at least 1 or two times a week. If you park in Big Bend lot ($3) you will start up Big Bend 1.4 miles uphill and it is steep. Once you hit the top at Bommer and turn right it is level and then downhill on willow. You will pass the willow parking lot and proceed along 133 on the trails thought to Big Bend lot. I did my best time is 1 hr 33 minutes last weekend.
You can park in Willow lot and start there too but you will have 1 mile of flat land before you hit the steep hill.
One of my favorite hikes in Laguna Wilderness park. It's tough but worth the effort. The first 30 minutes are uphill and quite strenuous. Amazing views of OC and Laguna Beach. Worth taking a mountain bike to the peak as the trail flattens a bit when at the top. $3 parking fee.
Did this Hike with a few buds around 7 am on a Saturday. Gate wasn't opened yet so parked on Laguna Canyon road. Bad idea, 43$ ticket FYI. First mile heading south nice and level. You are walking along street so you get some noise from traffic. The trail starts moving up in elevation roughly 500 feet in a mile. Gets pretty strenuous but push through cause the views of the ocean are rewarding.
Here's another variation that climbs up to the ridge then descends in a cool hidden valley. 7.5 miles, all the details here:
It's good every now and then but I got bored of it fast! It is a good workout though. A little long for my taste sometimes but it's great if you can run the whole thing, maybe you won't get bored. I used to come here 3 times a week.
I did this hike with a friend and it was such a great workout! As soon as you leave the parking lot you walk up your first hill. From there on out you have nothing but steep hills. Saw the ocean from the first stretch of climbing and once you climb your last hill it's all level from there on out. Saw a lot of lizards but nothing to scare you off. If you are a beginner hiker I would not suggest this hike due to its intensity at some points. Other than that it's a great quick workout with friendly hikers.
This is by far my favorite trail. A good experience, a great workout and a beautiful view. Park just past willow canyon and hike to the left...your experience will be well worth it. Gorgeous!!!
First 0.5 miles is all uphill! Definitely an advanced trail. Beautiful views of Laguna canyon and ocean!
Good day hike. It had several steep sections. Big Bend trail is in OC Parks Laguna Coast Wilderness. There is a network of trails of which it is a segment. We choose to turn left at the intersection of Big Bend and Bommer Ridge Trail. We then went down Laguna Ridge Trail back to the parking lot. This was a total of 4.2 miles. Standard Southern California scenery.
There was also a $3.00 parking fee and the gates lock at 5 PM.
More challenging than I thought it would be but a great workout. Great views. At the top there are many trails to choose from.