Dripping Cave Hollow Oak Trail

EASY 43 reviews

Dripping Cave Hollow Oak Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked loop 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.

7.5 miles 1127 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
12 days ago

I really enjoyed it but I started from canyon vistas up chola to Mathis and did dripping caves back aliso wood canyon

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Better than expected!

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

Great easy trail, good workout!

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is easy, great for kids ... just watch out for all the bikers. Once you get off the main trail it becomes even more enjoyable and better shaded.

2 months ago

2 months ago

First part of train is ok but once you get off the road is great! Great views, easy to walk, lots to see!

2 months ago

Awesome hike! Excellent workout . At one point, I must admit, I was beginning to wonder if it was called the trail of tears...I almost cried going up that hill lol The end result was well worth it. Gorgeous views! I will do it again with my honey!

2 months ago

Excellent hike if you can make it all the way to Laguna Canyon close to 10 miles

hiking
3 months ago

Decent trail, a lot of bikers.

hiking
5 months ago

Not a bad hike. Too many people though and they don't allow dogs

6 months ago

Great family trail. Loved the views, caves and wildlife . I agree watch out for bikes.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The trail itself was awesome! Great for all ages and experience levels. The road on the way in isn't very exciting but once you get to the trail it's totally worth it!! Watch out for bikers if you're hiking, although most everyone we encountered was super friendly and courteous. Take lots of water!

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent.

hiking
7 months ago

We went off trail and climbed rocks!

hiking
7 months ago

I loved this trail. Very easy but aesthetically rewarding throughout. The cave was a nice, shady finish. We had to turn around at that point, but we wanted to keep going! Plan lots of time for this one.

8 months ago

I've seen better caves (Gaviota Wind Caves). Better off biking this trail instead of hiking as it's long, mostly paved. Nice cave, but nothing special.