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Big Laguna and Agua Dulce Trails is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mount Laguna, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

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Getting There

Denser wooded areas to meadows and even the seasonal lakes if you go further. Has a couple of areas with great views across the range. Spring brings lots of green grass and some wildflowers. Smell of pine is usually pretty heavy in the area. You do share the trail with folks on bikes and horses, so be mindful.

Parking is alongside the highway

Easy to find by just taking Sunrise Hwy off the 8 freeway. There is a lookout deck on the right side of the road, across from the small break in the fence where this trail begins.

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Reviews (27)
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Recordings (23)
Completed (134)
Martin Barnes
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Hiking

Very good hike this morning. Trail leads you amongst large pines and into beautiful open meadows. Everything is very lush and green. Tons of wildflowers and the smell of pine. Very easy and enjoyable stroll. There are many mountain bikers but all were courteous, a non issue for me.

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Mike Clarken
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Hiking

Love this trail. Open space is nearly breathtaking. Single track is a little narrow at points to be comfortable. Great family hike.

ruth reinicke
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great trail, could wander around there all day! will definitely be going back to explore more!

Jennifer Pennell
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Hiking

Beautiful hike, lots of green meadows

Justin Rowland
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Mountain biking

I am trying to get back into riding and this was a great trail to gauge my ability. Not too difficult, but enough technical sections to let me know I need do put in some more work.

Humpty Boes
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Backpacking

What a wonderful experience. Rain, winds and snow made for a thrilling time. Can't wait to do it again. In rain, the trail becomes more of a small creek and water proof boots would be almost a must.

AP Mora
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Rare wooded trail in San Diego.. Even saw a deer run by. Not too strenuous, but a beautiful hike.

Cori Taylor
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Hiking
First to Review

Mount Laguna has the best hiking in San Diego, and Agua Dulce is no exception. I've hiked and ridden all over this mountain, and the wooded trails like this one are my favorites. The Agua Dulce spur takes you by the old pump house, a pretty neat site if you're into local history. The trail isn't hard, but you'll want a good pair of boots if you're going to do the whole mountain loop, as it's long with a few steep and slippery spots. Bring plenty of water with you too!

Jennifer Boudreau
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Robert Gaughen
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Lanny Milholland
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Christopher Martin
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Nick Ross
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John Stephens
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Mateus Marcondes
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Hiking
Thomas Hovey
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Mark Anderson
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Annamarie Willecke
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Steven Aparis
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Doug Jones
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Monica Amezcua
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Aj Santos
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Hanna Olson
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Scott Paquette
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Josh M.
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Jason Stierl
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Zachary Overbey
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