Big Bend Loop

MODERATE 97 reviews

Big Bend Loop is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Laguna Beach, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from November until May.

4.8 miles
862 feet


no dogs

There is a $3.00 parking fee.

20 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.

27 days ago

Perfect distance and challenging at the same time!

1 month ago

$3 parking till 5pm

4 months ago

Thought the view would be a bit greener but granted it is middle of July. The steep incline starts immediately. Not impossible but it does go on for the first hour or so, so take your time! Def bring water and Gatorade. It was only 80 degrees when I went and I still felt like I was burning up!

5 months ago

Good hike. But it is really challenging and you hike straight up for at least 45 minutes. It should be put on the hard difficulty.

5 months ago

Big Bend Loop starts off with about 100 yds of "this is nice" and then it goes up. Most of the climbing on this loop trail is at the beginning. If you're a beginner, like me, it is a challenge. Just rest often and take your time. There is plenty to look at because the scenery is great. As you get to the top of the first climb you can see the Pacific. Once at the top you get sweeping vistas of canyons, hills and the ocean. Worth the climb. I was there in late June and it was hot. Bring plenty of water. The trails are well maintained and the park staff that I met were great. Saw hawks, lizards, birds, bees and lots of flowers. I plan to return to do other trails. I recommend this park!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The 1st mile is straight uphill, but worth it with great views.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It was a great workout! Very steep hill but breathtaking views.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

go across the street to nix

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It's a decent workout, but pretty steep. View isn't worth the effort since I can just drive a couple miles and see it up close.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Great hike. Steep hills. Not much shade. Great views. Bring water.

That's the cliff note of the hike.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

I do this track at least 1 or two times a week. If you park in Big Bend lot ($3) you will start up Big Bend 1.4 miles uphill and it is steep. Once you hit the top at Bommer and turn right it is level and then downhill on willow. You will pass the willow parking lot and proceed along 133 on the trails thought to Big Bend lot. I did my best time is 1 hr 33 minutes last weekend.
You can park in Willow lot and start there too but you will have 1 mile of flat land before you hit the steep hill.

Monday, December 21, 2015

One of my favorite hikes in Laguna Wilderness park. It's tough but worth the effort. The first 30 minutes are uphill and quite strenuous. Amazing views of OC and Laguna Beach. Worth taking a mountain bike to the peak as the trail flattens a bit when at the top. $3 parking fee.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Did this Hike with a few buds around 7 am on a Saturday. Gate wasn't opened yet so parked on Laguna Canyon road. Bad idea, 43$ ticket FYI. First mile heading south nice and level. You are walking along street so you get some noise from traffic. The trail starts moving up in elevation roughly 500 feet in a mile. Gets pretty strenuous but push through cause the views of the ocean are rewarding.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Here's another variation that climbs up to the ridge then descends in a cool hidden valley. 7.5 miles, all the details here:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It's good every now and then but I got bored of it fast! It is a good workout though. A little long for my taste sometimes but it's great if you can run the whole thing, maybe you won't get bored. I used to come here 3 times a week.

Friday, April 10, 2015

I did this hike with a friend and it was such a great workout! As soon as you leave the parking lot you walk up your first hill. From there on out you have nothing but steep hills. Saw the ocean from the first stretch of climbing and once you climb your last hill it's all level from there on out. Saw a lot of lizards but nothing to scare you off. If you are a beginner hiker I would not suggest this hike due to its intensity at some points. Other than that it's a great quick workout with friendly hikers.

Friday, April 10, 2015

This is by far my favorite trail. A good experience, a great workout and a beautiful view. Park just past willow canyon and hike to the left...your experience will be well worth it. Gorgeous!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

First 0.5 miles is all uphill! Definitely an advanced trail. Beautiful views of Laguna canyon and ocean!

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