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Fairy houses were adorable, beautiful creek!

hiking
26 days ago

A great hike... nice views and beautiful trees of many varieties. Some of the largest Acorns I’ve ever seen. For sure I’ll do again.

hiking
26 days ago

Fun, short hike! Only took about an hour. Can definitely add other trails to it to get more hiking in

trail running
28 days ago

This trail is maintained & rewarding. All uphill at first but once you reach the top, the trail starts to wind down. So much around to see & explore but also great for running. The run is challenging but as soon as you make the run around into the smaller trails, that’s the exciting part. The trail closes in between trees & a dried up river bed. The trail markers let you know the distance so you don’t get lost.
Constant views and open area so wear sunscreen.

Awesome trail. Ended up taking it to the emerald trail totaling about 10 miles. Great hike, cool secluded place in Laguna Canyon.

walking
1 month ago

I took my daughter. We loved it. Over 30 fairy houses along the trail. We also enjoyed the maze, mosaic garden. My daughter enjoyed the slides. The butterfly garden was ok. That’s where my daughter started to get a little tired as it was more uphill and in the sun. Other parts of the 3 mile walk were in the shade butI recommend going before noon or after 4:30 if it’s warm.

Great little walk in a park, this is not a hike, we were one of many who brought our dog with us (dogs must be on a leash). Many friendly people and many fairy houses to look at. We enjoyed all the flowers and had fun in the little hedge maze. Great little getaway then head down the road a little to relax at the beach.

Note: The dirt road that leads to this trail is rough and not suitable for most sedans. Mid to high clearance vehicles are recommended.

This is a beautiful canyon hike with a good amount of shade. It’s pretty busy though, so if you’re not a fan of crowds, come during the week or early on the weekend.

Very easy trail. Love the gorgeous vegetation and hearing the creek along side is very relaxing. Great place to take kids. There’s art Work and fairies to explore. My son and I really enjoyed this hike

Great family hike. Lost a pair of Maui Jim prescription glasses today, though. If found, please call Jason at 714-910-4101.

A fantastic trail right off the 133. Easy parking, $3 for the day. There’s a ranger station/visitor center right by the lot. Awesome & clean. Restrooms for use before you hit the trail. Once out in trail there’s a bit of a climb at the beginning and end but nothing too bad. The end elevation gain is probably the worse of the two. Nice view from the top once you get there.

We took a Lyft to the Big Bend trail head. There are printed maps to take as well as clear markings along the trails. We did the Big Bend to Bommer Ridge to Laguna Beach Bowl to finish right back in town (90 minutes). It was pretty much straight up in the beginning and then along the Ridge with ocean and canyon views for the middle of the hike which was beautiful scenery and then steep decline (quad burn) down to exit right by the Pageant of the Masters. We would definitely do the one way hike again.

So beautiful! I would def rate it as easy. Lots of optional side trails to explore, places to stop, plant maze!, nots of nature + wildflowers,. Kids were loving the fairy houses created all over. Good for dogs!

Nice hike. Great little falls at the end

Incline trail. I grade this trail moderate/hard. We parked on street that led to trail, why drive? The views were okay, the leg workout was good. Keep in mind the trail is full of uneven ground, holes. If your okay with the incline being most of your trail, this is for you! Wish I could post trail pictures for you, don’t know how though.

Gate is closed 2miles before parking lot and notice posted saying Emergency closure April 20th through May 18th, 2018. I’ll try to post photo of sign warning $5,000 fines for being in area.

Nice hike combining three trails. We saw lots of ground squirrels, lizards, and hummingbirds and had a garter snake cross the trail in front of us.

Nice trail for a walk. Should not be rated moderate as this is a flat and shaded trail. Good for families.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome Hike! Kids loved it and Mother Nature Gave us a lot of shade along with some nice breeze through the openings of the canyons. Kids will Be Kids, bring extra socks and shoes, A Good possibility they will purposely splash crossing the creeks.

hiking
3 months ago

My primary concern was getting my Scion xB up to the trailhead. I left early in the morning and drove a slow 10 mph but it managed! Decent amount of water on the falls.

it is a very refreshing hike. we started by 7 AM. it's steep at the start but gets easier as you go. The address on Google takes you little farther. so I recommend using directions from all trails.

trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful trail for a jog. Honeysuckle, flowers and fauna abound.

Great hike and views. We took Willow up and Laurel Canyon trail back down. Great 3.4 loop. Good mix of difficulty and ease.

Really enjoyed the hike. Shady and small creeks to cross made it very enjoyable. The car ride to get there was bumpy but also fun. Not a difficult hike even for small dogs.

hiking
4 months ago

Great Hike! Just make sure you have the right foot wear. Some small streams and rocky areas to cross.
We took our jeep all the way up, Make sure to Air down on the bumpy ride all the way up to the parking area. So, beginner Off roading & Hiking in one short trip! =D

A must for local Hikers!

Great trail. We ended up having to park 2 miles from the trail head so we ended up with a 7 mile hike. Still very beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

Short but sweet. Would be a fun hike to take visitors.

hiking
4 months ago

Got their early and was drizzling rain. Gorgeous hike. I really enjoyed it! You will cross a small stream several times but you wont get your feet wet. They say this is a popular trail and I can see why. I recommend hitting it early to beat the crowd.

It was fun but to get to the start of the trail it takes four miles of off road driving and an extra quarter mile walk. While on the trail, there is a stream and there are areas where you have to cross the stream while walking on rocks. Since the trail is out and back, there are lots of people walking back and forth so if you are walking through a small, narrow area, you have to watch out.
At the end of the trail, there is a waterfall but it’s probably not as big as you’re expecting. I feel like in order to get to said waterfall, you have to be careful, and really climb on rocks and over the stream. You can have children and dogs on this trail.
At the beginning of the trail, after the extra walking, they have a wagon of water bottles you can have only asking for a small donation.

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