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Fun and lots of water at the falls!

I went with my friend and dog and this was definitely a hike! It’s pretty long, it took us about 6 hours total with a good amount of rest stops and picture taking, especially at the waterfall. I would recommend bringing as much water as you can, it gets tiring and can get hot. I went right after the few days of rain and the waterfall was gushing with water. It was beautiful and worth the hike. I would recommend wearing hiking boots.

on Aliso Summit Trail

1 day ago

Pretty easy trail. The cons, you know and feel you are in a neighborhood. People walking dogs off leash. Pros, views, views, views.

A beautiful and easy hike. May come here again and again. It’s such a pleasure to have a walk up the hills and enjoy the views.

We hiked this trail on May 6, 2018. Loved it! Easy and beautiful! Wished we got there earlier and could walk to the very end before the sun went down. Next time we will!

11 days ago

We did this trail after a day of rain expecting to see some flow but there wasn't much of a waterfall. I'm guessing there has to be some significant rain for the waterfall to be flowing. Nevertheless, it was a cool short hike and nice to get out the city. The long road to get to the trail head was kind of sketch since it was a one lane with a few turnouts just in case another car is coming.

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We started hiking at 10am and 59 degrees outside. Perfect weather for this hike. We loved the back and forth along the trail of shade to no shade. It took my sister and I 4 hours to complete the hike to the falls and back to the parking lot. Even though it rained 3 days ago there was no flowing water in the falls. There was only a trickle coming down the face. The trail was damp, but not muddy. Be warned, due to the government shut down the trailhead bathrooms are closed. But the good thing is you don’t need an Adventure Pass to park at the trailhead due to the government shutdown.

14 days ago

Decent easy/moderate trail. Rocky at some spots. Some really great views of the surrounding mountains. Lots of broken glass and graffiti at the falls itself.

16 days ago

According to official signs and barricades, this trail is still currently closed after the Holy Jim Fire, as well as all trails within the vicinity affected by the fire fire (a large section of Cleveland National Forest), such as Holy Jim Trail, East & West Horsethief Trail, etc.

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Love love Laguna

It looked as though they were getting ready for a controlled burn. Lots of burn piles were prepped. Easy trail to hike with dogs and kids. Best park was probably the California Wildland Firefighters Memorial we visited at the end.

Good hike, but do it early in the day if it’s going to be hot. You are exposed most of the day.

road biking
1 month ago

Very nice trail that we started in Lake Forest near Saddleback church on El Toro road. Gradual hill towards the canyons and downhill away from the canyons. Nice views with trees and some creeks. Also went thru a few neighborhoods. Ended at Cook’s Corner - biker place. Definitely family friendly.

Beautiful drive up to trail. Perfect weather for a December hike up Bear Canyon Loop with pleanty of parking at the San Juan Trail across from the candy store you will see trail head. At the beginning of the trail recommend that you sign in & out of the book book.

It rained a few days prior I recommend you wait a few days after a rain. Very minimal mudd on the trail. Enjoy this is a good one!

 We started about 11am to beat the cold. Mostly up hill and has some nice view nice and greenery. More cooler areas as you get some elevation. I would rate it as slightly above moderate. Incline was manageable at a nice relaxed pace. Some narrow rocky areas, but generally maintained & easy to follow. Some strenuous narrow areas. I would have liked to see more written trail markers. 

Take a map & mark you trail up it is easy the vere off recommend trail. Take pleanty of water & snacks. 

Some very rutted trails. Amazing workout. Moderately trafficked hike. It actually locked in to 10mile hike down to Tenaja Tuck Trail is generally flat mostly down hill on the way down to Ortega Hwy. Careful on taking this route it will end up, to hwy with minimal trail back to parking area. Wasn't our initial plan. I recommend you stay on trail. With an experienced hiker to navigate your way down. Trail head is best, cause you run into some some private property areas. 

This is a hike I will do again. A fun hike with scenic views!

This was a nice, quiet trail. Ends up being a pretty good workout if you keep a good pace.

A great hike with some nice views, it actually clocks in at 7miles round trip. Advice: Hike in the morning to avoid the head (88F on our hike), Sign into the book at the start of the trail and sign off on coming down, bring 1.5L water per person, be sure to take Bear Ridge trail back, has the best views!

1 month ago

Views are awesome and what’s best is there aren’t a lot of people. Watch out for the edges as some areas are steep! Perfect place to come if you’re looking for solitude or the perfect selfie.

No water in the falls two days after the rain. The dry ground sucked it all up. 

off road driving
1 month ago

Had a great time exploring here. Especially after some good rainfall.

...another favorite...clean, with the option of walking along the ocean, if you want to get your feet wet and keep cool.

Beautiful Oceanside trail

Great trail but closed indefinitely due to the “Holy Fire” in August 2018. USFS said it will be closed for 2-3 years.

Easy trail. Very pretty views. Lots o benches for resting if needed.

I'm not positive if this is the trail I almost drove to on 10/29/18 with signs from the Forrest Service offering a $5,000 fine for entering the area. Someone who knows the area better should verify if this trail is indeed closed.

nature trips
2 months ago

peaceful, beautiful views

There is an off road trail when you get there but it is closed,

Fun and beautiful! Great for kids too

Great walk along the beach.

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