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Barbara's Lake Loop Trail

EASY 114 reviews

Barbara's Lake Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately 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.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 334 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers

no dogs

no shade
over grown
9 days ago

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

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.

Friday, January 26, 2018

No biking allowed on this trail.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Nice and easy trail.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

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

Friday, June 09, 2017

We didn't see a soul on this trail. We took the lake trail to Edison then canyon trail. a couple of steep parts with loose rock on the canyon trail besides that, a nice walk

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nice and quick Saturday morning hike/walk with just enough length and elevation gain to feel good. You are not too tired to get home by 11am to get to work on your house to do list.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Not a terribly attractive hike. This is an OC Park with $3/daily fee or use your annual pass. Parking lot is large and even on busy days doesn't usually fill. Trail is exposed and has no shade. Lake Barbara is dry. Ridgeline hikes are near or under power lines and you have a view of the 133.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Nice trail. Lake is dried up. It wasn't a couple of months ago when we hiked here last. Couple good climbs and narrow steep descents. Not a lot of traffic. This morning few other hikers and couple trail runners. Bring plenty of water. No dogs allowed.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I love being in nature so this trail receives 4 stars but I don't know how this trail is "easy" and quick. I hiked this trail by myself. I took the Lake Trail to the Canyon Trail as the map for this hikes says. Nearly half the trail is uphill and when you come down the trail is narrow and steep. I was prepared for a easy 3 mile hike not this. Now I know. I may come back when I'm better prepared (like more water). I saw a total of 6 people on the trail and 3 others hanging out in hammocks. There are so many trails, it's easy to be on a trail by yourself for awhile.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Good, easy hike for families! The lake is dried up, but stop at the Nature Center and get the handout that helps you identify animals by the scat you find along the trail. My kids had a great time looking at animal poop! They "identified" a bobcat, a coyote, raccoons, opossums, and a deer. :)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Lake is dry right now

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nice walk with children!

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Easy nice loop trail.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Easy. Quick.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The lake is dried up. Much of the loop has views on homes. It's an easy little loop though.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

This is a great stroll through Laguna canyon. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and get the kids out of the house.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Went to go hike this today but the parking lot is only open from 8am-5pm and it was my first time going so I didn't know where else to park. Will come back later in the day on another day (came at 7am) to check it out.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Nice place for a hike. Lots of options. We took the Lake Trail to the Edison Trail then the Canyon Trail back. My wife has a bad ankle and the Canyon Trail was a little of a challenge from the Reservoir 'til it flattened out. Next time we'll either go up the Canyon Trail or take the gravel road to back to the lake trail. I see in the description that the trails are for hiking and mountain biking but all I saw was No Bicycle signs so maybe that's changed.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Just hiked this trail with elementary age kids today and had a wonderful trip. We took Lake Trail to Edison Trail and back down on Canyon Trail. It is beautiful right now with all of the green and the spring flowers. We did see one huge frog in the lake as well. Really magical and a good hike with kids.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Nice place to get in a quick hike.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's a very nice little walk through the hills. Very little people on the trail.

2 days ago

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