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Barbara's Lake Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 334 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

No dogs

Waypoints (1)
  • 1

    Parking

    33.59507, -117.75988

Weather
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Reviews (188)
Photos (351)
Recordings (177)
Completed (436)
Andy Del Castillo
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this trail. Went on a Tuesday morning and not many people were there. Easy hike with some some inclines. Nice scenery, would come again. Parking $3

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John DeYoe
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Hiking

On the trail at 8:30am. Nice variations of elevation for a nice workout. Trails are clean and beautiful as usual.

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York Chua
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HikingBugsNo shade
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Michal Twardowski
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HikingNo shade

Wanted to do a close and semi-short hike. I’m glad we found this gem of a hike. It’s super easy with only a tiny climb at one point but it’s really gradual. Great view of the lake.

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Heather Ikerd
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HikingFee

$3 parking. Great trail, only saw a handful of people when we were there. Disappointing that you can only walk along one side of the lake but the lake was beautiful! Didn’t see any birds as we walked, did see a snake cross the trail in front of us 2x, I think it was a king snake. Lake Trail to Barbara Lake to Gravel Trail, makes the loop.

Amy Broadhead
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Beautiful plants and views. Lots of little side trails. I actually got lost and couldn’t complete the Canyon Trail but made up for it by doing the Mariposa trail that swirls in between the Lake trail loop. This was a tiny one person path with high graded ups and downs and tons of rocks. You can here the freeway and toll road most of the time and the power lines buzzing. Hence the three stars. However the view of the lake was beautiful. You could hear water fowl. I would like to try accessing these trails from the El Torro Road trail head next time around.

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Christopher Lopez
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HikingBugsOver grown

This was a good hike to start getting back into things.

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Theodora Yoch
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HikingOver grown
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Ironman J
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HikingFeeOver grown

- $3 Parking - we enjoyed a short hike - will hike again

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Rachel Pradhan
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, lots of elderberry trees, quail, water fowl and their young, salamanders, and wild flowers. Water is such a beautiful deep blue.

Ashoke Nigam
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Hiking

crews are out maintenancing the trails. Barbara's lake loops is gorgeous they just finished grading the single trak trail

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Nicholas Theisen
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HikingBugsNo shade

Very cool to see the only natural OC lake but pretty boring trail otherwise.

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Athena Nguyen
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RunningNo shadeScramble
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Lynn Talmon
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Hiking

Went to hike this morning 10:00am 11/30 and Closed right now with closed gate and sign says whole park closed due to rain damage and poor trail conditions

Garrick Castro
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Hiking

Saw a rattlesnake on the road about 1000ft from parking lot. Watch where you’re walking, everyone!

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Monica Bhatia
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Terence Martin
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Great short trial. Not a beginners trail just due to some inclines and deciding area but still very easy. Mostly flat

Tony Jaime
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Hiking

fun easy trail, just how i like them. can complete the loop in about an hour. if you're looking to get some fresh air and a little exercise, this is the perfect hike.

Jannelyn P
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The hike was fairly nice and there was nobody on the trail. Parking is difficult to get to if your coming from the north, because of the Uturn on the 133. Those exiting the 73 toll road tend to not stop/yield when turning right. I probably would not come again due to this.

Scott Claycomb
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No biking allowed on this trail.

Louie Reyes
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Very easy hike, nice trail to run on. Bring lots of water because theirs is NO shade.

Norma MV
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Nice and easy trail.

Matthew Kasa
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Hiking

Trail does not open until 8:00am!! Makes me angry. Gate locked. The you still have to pay $3

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