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walking

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birding

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wildlife

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park lies within some of the last remaining coastal canyons in Southern California. Forty miles of trails lead the visitor through oak and sycamore woodlands and up onto ridges with expansive scenic vistas. Rocky bluffs tower above the canyon trails. Visitors to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park can see California as it has existed for thousands of years. The Coastal Sage Scrub community covers hilltops and slopes, along with patches of Native Valley Grassland and Maritime Chaparral. In the canyons visitors can find riparian habitats lined by Willow, Oak, and Sycamore trees. After a plentiful winter rain, the ephemeral streams spring to life. In the summer, you can easily pass through the seasonally dry creek beds. The park is part of the Natural Community Conservation Planning program, which is designed to protect rare and endangered species, from California Gnatcatcher to Orange-Throated Whiptail, by preserving large tracts of Orange County.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

$3 parking fee

So this was my first official hike.. it was great but i got a little confused and ended up doing the hike backwards which meant I was hiking straight elevation.. i did get fatigued and eventually called it a day once we made the climb up but it was a lot of fun and I couldnt wait for my next hike.. unfortunately the mountainside was affected by a wildfire so it wasnt very lush and pretty but the views were amazing. I want to come back and do it again.

Trail does not open until 8:00am!! Makes me angry. Gate locked. The you still have to pay $3

My favorite hike in OC great for glutes. Beautiful view

hiking
25 days ago