Aliso Summit Trail

EASY 91 reviews

Aliso Summit Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Niguel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles
908 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running



wild flowers


This hike along the southern ridge of the Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park is fairly easy, with only a short moderate hill at the end. As you walk you'll find the park to your right and suburbs and homes to your left, so you don't really get an out in nature feel to the hike. At the end you get a really nice view of the ocean and Aliso Beach County Park. Plenty of room for bikers, hikers, dog walkers and runners.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Rather easy trail. A bit of a hassle to get to the entrance, but well worth the trip. Don’t text and bike as there are no guard rails!!!

3 months ago

Love the fairy houses

4 months ago

Great place to run!

4 months ago

Beautiful views

5 months ago

We took this trail to about the half mile point yesterday morning. The gps took us to the start of Ridgeview street, you have to either turn and take it to the end, but park before you reach the end of the street, the trail will be on your right. You can also pass Ridgeview and you will come to the street again on the right. Anyhow the trail and views were great, next time we hope to go farther.

trail running
6 months ago

This is a great little course, starting 3 miles out from the peak. A nice alternative to more highly secluded trails, especially if you're hiking early morning or late evening.

7 months ago

I'm not familiar with the area, so I didn't realize you could practically drive your car up to the view. The trail is nice and well maintained, everyone is very friendly. Nice views, just not sure it's worth the 7 miles

Its a little confusing when the trail stops. Just follow the road up the hill along the grass and through the little park. You'll see the summit eventually.

9 months ago

Not quite the Summit I was thinking of but Aliso summit trail did have great views and a very cute and interesting fairy village someone has put together. A fun and scenic 7 miles but nothing too amazing here, unless you enjoy totaling the collective net worth of all the many hilltop Laguna mansions you pass. You definitely feel safe on the trail.

9 months ago

Very nice view of the ocean. Led us to a residential street and then back onto the trail. Then down a very steep hill which had a sign that said the end of the trail was closed. Didn't say when it would open again.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Awesome, easy trail with some nice views. Great for dogs and catching up with a friend!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This trail is short, but very nice. It offers the options of an "out-and-back" or a "loop" style trail (the loop is just walking back up the road at the end). There are stunning views of the ocean at Laguna Beach and an outstanding view of Mt. Santiago (Saddleback Mountain) and the cities around it. The overall hike is very simple.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Easy hike with a nice creek!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mostly easy trail. Took about 2 hours round trip. Great view!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Lovely views, for all levels.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The view was beautiful the entire time! It was a relatively easy hike. However, I still got decent exercise. I completed it in less than 2 hours (lots of pretty look out points!) and it can easily be done in 90 minutes. The view reminds me of Hawaii!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Nice hike, not super strenuous but nice views of the ocean and canyon. Saw a few cute puppies on the trail too. :)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ever nice place to pick close by my place. I'm use to walking around the lake off of la Paz and Aliso creek because its walking distance from my apartment but it was nice to get a change of scenery and was able to enjoy the view over looking the ocean. I also enjoyed looking at the houses I can't afford lol but would go back some time soon for sure ☀️

Friday, March 06, 2015

Just did the hike today. Sunny and not much shade so on hot days bring a hat. Parking is on street in residential area and there are not problems there. Nice hike with beautiful houses on the left and beautiful scenery on the right on the way up. Opposite on way back! :-) moderate uphill and level a lot of the trip. nice views of ocean and the OC. I used MapMyHike and it showed 4.98 miles out to the end (where the paved road is) and back to the parking area.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beautiful ocean view

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