Explore the most popular birding trails in Aliso And Wood Canyons Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Enjoyable, easy walk with great views.

Easy trail on the way down. Ends at Aliso Peak where you can either go down Valido trail to the beach (moderate) or go back. The hike back up is a good incline

trail running
1 day ago

Beautiful scenery and great incline, I wish it was longer! If you follow it all the way down to the 1 then you reach the beach!

hiking
3 days ago

Relatively flat easy relaxing hike!

Nice hike watch out for the bikers

Dogs are NOT allowed on this trail. Please update your information so people don’t waste their time.

hiking
1 month ago

The most beautiful view at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view and slightly moderate hike. Short and simple.

Did this trail for a Naturalist Class at Saddleback College

walking
1 month ago

Perfect for getting into reality with a toddler and a stroller. Mellow, beautiful, relaxing. Kiddo loves the bunnies and duckies at dusk. Coming back for the cave...

This is a great place for bringing family to do leisurely walks or biking. Beautiful views, especially as sunset approaches. Paved road located in center of this valley for biking/jogging/walking with houses scattered all along the tops of the hills. More of a weekend location to take the kids for leisurely fun than for hiking.

What a great trail! Great views!

hiking
2 months ago

Very steep incline and a pretty short trail... but very beautiful for a quick hike.

Refreshing view

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike up and awesome views!

Awesome near dusk. Lots of deer and great for all ages of our kiddos .

Such a fun hike! We had a great day and loved seeing the car wreck..,...what a mystery!

It takes 1.5 walking in a concrete road to actually get in the trail. Lots of mountain bikes.

Loved this hike

This is a fun hike. The hill back up kicks your butt and the directions are a little difficult at first, but over all it is a really great hike... and supposedly it haunted?.. if you're into that stuff.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved the trails. Fave was "rock it"... but watch for bikes. Great work out!!

A good trail, great for beginners as the ascent is easy and not steep. My cousins live right above this canyon so this is a regular for a lot of our family. It’s not my favorite but it’s not my least favorite either.
The reason I gave it 3 stars is that it takes a lot of the fun out of it when you constantly have the mountain bikers sneaking up on you and small kids. Little ones are just all over the place and it makes hiking a lot more work than it needs to when you share trails with different activities. I am sure the mountain bikers feel the same about the hikers, especially the kids.

I loved this hike! I hiked it with my 9 and 10 year-old kids who also loved it. It was a bit long though...took us 2.5 hours of leisurely hiking. Instead of walking up Awma Road and then onto Aliso Creek trail I’d recommend heading to the left (behind the parking lot) following the stoney path to the left. This path leads to a creek crossing and has a lot of trees and greenery (it’s very picturesque) and leads to Aliso Creek Trail East which is not paved so a bit more of a hike compared to the Aliso Creek Trail. It then intersects with Aliso Creek Trail.

Beautiful! Goes right along the ocean with sharp cliffs. Exactly what I was looking for with the dogs. Wasn't too busy on a holiday weekend either

hiking
5 months ago

Was a fun trail to hike, even more fun watching the mountain bikers fly down it!

Beautiful views.

This is an incredible beautiful hike, it is decently challenging.

Beautiful hike in the Aliso wilderness.

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