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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
4 days ago

Great Vistas of canyons and Pacific Ocean. Desert trail recommend floppy hat and lots of sunscreen. Up and down topography makes for a good hike.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Thought the view would be a bit greener but granted it is middle of July. The steep incline starts immediately. Not impossible but it does go on for the first hour or so, so take your time! Def bring water and Gatorade. It was only 80 degrees when I went and I still felt like I was burning up!