Dilley Preserve Canyon-Mariposa Loop Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Dilley Preserve Canyon-Mariposa Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
334 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
23 days ago

This is a nice trail. Very easy. I took Lake Trail>Gravel Road>Barbara's Lake, the lake is full right now and gorgeous. We got to see bunnies, ducks, and some type of gopher!

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

If you stay to the right and take the ridge trail you can make the hike about 3 miles. Take the black jack trail to get to the ridge. Very steep and narrow path up river rocks but smooth mild hike after that. The lake had ducks in it and everything was green. Beautiful views of the snow capped mountains. Thankful for all the recent rain.

hiking
5 months ago

it was an okay hike, but the lake is completely dried up now and it was very hot. there are some nice hills and wildflowers but not a very interesting or unique hike. we some some hawks and a road runner though:) also you have to pay $3 for parking. go on a cooler day or else youll be sweating like crazy

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike, but don't do it on a hot day. Very few if any beach breezes

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

trail running
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

My favorite trail run!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Nice trail! Watch the really steep descent on the way back from Ridgetop Trail to the parking lot. Phew!

hiking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This was a nice walk this time of year and on an overcast day. Wildflowers are blooming and lots of birds and butterflies. Also many lovely meadows. I did lake to Edison to mariposa trails and also went back canyon trail a bit.

I'd say this is a walk, not a hike, but definitely lovely. only big negative for me is you never get away from the road noise, there is always a traffic hum :(

geocaching
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nice hike on cooler days.

hiking
Thursday, April 24, 2014

hiking
Saturday, February 08, 2014

hiking
Sunday, August 04, 2013