Laguna Nigel Lake (Sulphur Creek Reservoir) Loop Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Laguna Nigel Lake (Sulphur Creek Reservoir) Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laguna Niguel, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.8 miles 82 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

road biking


horseback riding




wild flowers


Fishing lake, waterfowl, picnic areas, good level walking track, concrete dam The lake at the heart of this Orange County regional park is a secondary attraction to the green lawns and trees of the adjacent picnic areas. Many walk this trail as an afterthought or prowl it in search of one of the many lakeside fishing spots at the bottom of a set of railroad-tie stairs. Other than a nice level walk, there's not much here to attract the interest of a serious hiker but if you're looking for a Sunday afternoon's outing in midsummer, this might suit the bill. Be wary of the geese at the trailhead. They are none too fond of dogs and small children.

25 days ago

Easy walk from the parking lot around the lake. Very flat and level. Stroller-friendly. Lots of birds on the lake and fishermen looking for fish. Partially shaded. Lots of places to stop for a picnic!

4 months ago

5 months ago

Easy hike. Very pretty.

6 months ago

Fun, easy and lots of animals to see.

7 months ago

have to pay for parking

7 months ago

We've done this loop dozens of time as a family. Really fun!

7 months ago

Nice park and trails. My dog loved it and so did I :)

10 months ago

Very simple/easy hike, and there is free parking at the sports park next to the entrance :)

11 months ago

Nice park, very easy hike

1 year ago

Nice park. They over charge for fishing. Paved trail was nice. Ran into a crabby ranger that thought we were walking too close to the geese. Is there 25 yard rule? We always respect nature and keep our distance.

1 year ago

Oh my gosh - this place is gorgeous! Hubby and I took our three year old and did a loop around the lake - it was fantastic. People jogging, walking their dogs, biking, parties being had - the area is perfect for that. We saw dragonflies, bunnies, geese, squirrels - even sweet little goslings! This is the definition of perfect for beginners - mostly flat, easy to walk, not too long (2 miles to loop the lake), and so much beautiful scenery to look at. Can't wait to explore more!

nature trips
2 years ago

nice spot for a picnic, then walk it off around the lake.