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Best trails in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

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Looking for a great trail in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, California? AllTrails has 41 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 28 moderate trails in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park ranging from 1.9 to 14.8 miles and from 49 to 1,026 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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. Hours: 7 a.m. to sunset

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Map of trails in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Park information
Acreage:
7,000 acres
Contact
(949)923-2235
Top trails (41)
#1 - Laurel Canyon, Laurel Spur, Willow Trail Loop
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(621)
Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Note: Mountain bikes are not allowed on Laurel Trail past the Stagecoach Trail cutoff. Show more
#2 - Big Bend, Bommer Ridge, Willow Trail
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(400)
Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
This hike is constant uphill in the beginning (without a doubt, pretty challenging, but highly rewarding), opening up the ocean view on one side, and, on the other, the beautiful view of snowcapped mountains. Only in California can you get this beautiful juxtaposition! After that, this trail is pretty flat and easily doable through the beautiful rolling hills. There is a $3.00 parking fee.Show more
#3 - Laguna Bowl and Water Tank Road Loop
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(246)
Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#4 - Little Sycamore Canyon and Serrano Ridge Loop
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(125)
Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
#5 - Little Sycamore Canyon Trail
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(332)
Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#6 - Barbara's Lake Loop Trail
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(204)
Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#7 - Bommer Ridge Trail
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(169)
Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
#8 - Serrano Ridge West Canyon Trail Loop
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(150)
Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Note: Parking lots and facilities are closed at this park however trails are still accessible. Visitors will have to park elsewhere and walk in. Please check the park page for more information. Stagecoach south to little Sycamore loop.4.8 miles Smooth and moderate ups and downs. A few switchbacks. The entire back route connection is a fire road, but very nice veiws. A great afternoon workout. Parking is $3.00.Show more
#9 - Quail Trail and Serrano Ridge Viewpoint
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(136)
Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 5 h 55 m
#10 - Big Bend Laguna Ridge Loop
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(166)
Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
$3 parking fee. Some mildly technical parts, but mostly fine. Great views of Laguna Canyon. Going in late April / early May and the yellow mustard will grow taller than you in some sections. Show more
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