El Moro Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews
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El Moro Canyon Loop Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laguna Beach, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.0 miles 749 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

A moderate, 5 mile loop that takes you through canyon and up to Moro ridge, with sweeping coastal views. This trail begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center. This loop gives you a tour of the El Moro Canyon, then climbs over 800' in elevation to the ridge line, where you'll enjoy some of the best coastline views in the park. Parking Fee: $15

8 days ago

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20 days ago

November 14... 85 degrees and sunny! Life is good!

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22 days ago

25 days ago

Relatively easy trail with good views throughout.

29 days ago

Nice walk, some pretty steep descents. a little bit of the trails are paved, other parts are pretty rutted. watch your steps and you can have a nice scenic walk especially around sundown. don't watch your steps and you will twist your ankles.

hiking
1 month ago

el moro is a great hoke with beautiful views. nice elevation and you can hike for days! Only complaint is they dont allow dogs

1 month ago

Nice ocean views. Good workout.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike with very steady inclines, amazing views!!

1 month ago

2 months ago

Just an edit for my review before: My hike was about 5 miles.

hiking
2 months ago

A solid hilly hike with longer and shorter loop options. Not very scenic but there are some nice ocean views at the end. My home was about 5 miles. There were a few mountain bikers. $15 parking fee.

2 months ago

Great views of the ocean

2 months ago

2 months ago

A great workout! I did about 5 miles, got some great inclines! You can see the ocean going up. My new favorite! Now that I am more familiar with it as well as the maps (The maps tend to be slightly different on the poles at times, maybe they arent all updated) next time I will make it to the ocean. Thank you OCParks for this beauty in Laguna Beach.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views, great beach weather. Lots of options for trails. Some steep and others not so hard. Can't wait to try the full loop!

2 months ago

Great views, moderate inclined very dusty. Kids enjoyed didn't see much wildlife except for several large hawks flying overhead.

3 months ago

Good view, but not elevated enough for me

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3 months ago

5 months ago