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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.

trail running
3 days ago

Cute open space with a lot of fire road. There is some sections of single track with about 30% of rocky technical parts. Not much shade but great trail overall. Much of it is maintained. I enjoy this little loop.

Good canyon single track, no bikes on most of it. Waterfall was dry. Lovely rock and cave formations off limits.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike, good for a run with lots of paths to take. Keep an eye out for rattle snakes where the brush is a bit over grown.

hiking
20 days ago

Fun hiking trail with a great view of Catalina on clear days. Lots of Mountain Bikers so stay alert and it won't be a problem.

I really liked it, extreme heat and all. My wife did not.

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