Aliso Summit Trail

EASY 66 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.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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25 days ago

Great place to run!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views

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1 month 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.

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 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.

hiking
3 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.

5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 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.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago