Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

No hiking gear necessary except for maybe some water. This is really more of a running trail for locals but in our hot California summers, the ocean breeze and views are stellar. No shade, so bring a hat and sunscreen. It’s easy and flat, perfect for a before lunch walk. Recommended for all ages who enjoy the urban outdoors. This is a highly populated upscale area so the relative seclusion, even on a weekend, was a plus.

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

Did this trail for a Naturalist Class at Saddleback College

Refreshing view

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

Beautiful views.

It is in a guarded gate community. You can park outside and ask to go to the badlands trail and they will let you in. I was the only one on the trail the day I went. It is easy and beautiful.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Beautiful coastal and canyon views. Short and easy walk. Picnic tables along the trail.

was alot of fun... the houses were great also

nice I loved how simple and easy going. and a beautiful view

Not an easy hike. Hot, no shade, steep hills, crowded, lots of mountain bikers. Good for fitness not for nature.

Friday, November 04, 2016

I've been coming to this spot for 25 years, before there was a park, and so many homes. None-the-less there are amazing views, especially romantic at sunset and in the evenings. The trails are at the end of a cul-de-sac and there are benches to relax on. You can take a nice stroll or also make this a workout as there are multiple trails with varying skill levels. This spot has something for everyone! I'm glad it's still open to the public!

This trail is a very short trail, but one may extend this trail by walking into Laguna Beach. The nice thing about this trail is that it's kind of a shortcut to get to Laguna Beach, in a sense. There are two paths: Aliso Peak Trail, a path that leads to the peak and Toovet Trail, a path that leads down a maintenance road going into Laguna Beach. It is not a very good trail, necessarily, but it is good just to go on a short walk and see something different. It is kind of hard to find this trail because it is all the way back on Saint Tropez Street which is in West Laguna Niguel.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

This is not really a trail. It's a neighborhood walk ... with good views of the ocean visible behind some beautiful multi-million dollar homes. The trail to the left is shorter and well defined. The trail to the right merges into another neighborhood and if you proceed along the paved drive, different views of the ocean are available. Those trails are quite steep -- down then up -- but offer easy footing.

Even as far up from the ocean as we were, the sounds of traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway were almost overwhelming.

Always good for the view and a nice easy hike.

It was confusing at first... Longer trail is to the left of the park... Great views

Beautiful views!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

I’ve been walking for awhile now using my Fitbit to get exercise. But it has been getting very boring doing it at all the places I have been going. I needed to change things up. I found this website and decided to give it a try. And this was the first “hike” using this web site. I picked this trail because it was short and easy. I didn’t want to start out to big. As luck would have it my daughter decided to join me. Even though she loves to sleep in and I wanted an early start to avoid the heat.
The directions were off. You can’t go where it says to go because it is a gated community. But we parked outside of the community and walked into the “park”. I chose to go right and we walked along the backside of houses. Then we walked down a steep hill. The trail ended and we had to walk up the hill. It was very steep. This was not easy. We went back to the “park” and tried going the other way. It got a little confusing and I had to use Google Maps, but I finally located the true trail and we had a nice long walk. You’re basically walking on the back side of really nice homes, with a really good view. We reached the end and headed back. All and all a good first experience. I am ready to tackle more trails.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Easy family hike. Flat-ish, wide, clear trail. Dog friendly. Good for the view. Windy and not much shade. Easy parking.

This was a great little trail with amazing views. My husband and I were able to chat while relaxing on a rock while enjoying the views. We'll be back especially when we have visitors!

I did it with my wife and two kids today and we had a blast. The trail is easy and can be easily done with kids while still the view is breathtaking.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wierd place. To close to houses and not a good area for running.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The section described here is barely a trail, but it is a nice nature walk. The dirt path is wide and well packed, stroller friendly, with signs identifying many of the local plants. There are plenty of picnic benches, it's a nice little scenic jaunt and a good place to picnic with the family. This trail can be extended to the Aliso Summit Trail, and catch the Toovet and Valido trails from the other side.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

This was an easy and short hike, about 3 miles total, but the view during the whole hike to the coastline was amazing. Definitely worth to try.

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