Big Laguna Trail is a 13.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cuyamaca, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Take Sunrise Highway from I-8 (near Pine Valley) and drive north 13.5 miles to just past the second cattle guard on the highway. Vehicles should park on either side of the highway on the paved turnouts. The access to the Big Laguna trail is via the Nobel Canyon trail that departs the western turnout and is marked by a small sign. Follow the Nobel Canyon trail about 100 yards to reach the Big Laguna trail junction. Directions from Mt. Laguna, CA: The trail is accessed from Laguna Campground or Penny Pines parking area along Sunrise Scenic Byway.
Easy hike with Dad. Saw a lot of through hikers since this trail collides with PCT. Lotsa pretty red, yellow, blue, white and purple baby flowers blooming.
Easy and relaxing hike with great vista of Laguna Meadows and the Big Laguna Lake. Best time to check it out after the considerable rain experienced in San Diego lately.
An absolutely beautiful hike! Trail skirts the edge of a small valley, which is rimmed with pine trees and contains several small lakes, thanks to recent winter rains. Can't wait to get out again!
Nice mixture of terrain.
Fabulous! Not 13.6 miles. More 11.5. It look us 5.5 hours because we went really slow (arthroscopic knee surgery 6 weeks ago). We saw a Bobcat & lots of people/bikers. Started at the Sunset trailhead off Sunrise Hwy. This app made all the difference because there are lots of side trails.
New to this area. Easy smooth trail.
Easy, nice views of meadow, mostly flat hike, you can avoid $5 day use fees at Laguna campground by a mile farther up on Sunrise hwy near Noble Canyon trail