El Moro Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 305 reviews
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El Moro Canyon Loop Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

A trail that takes you through canyon and up to Moro ridge, with sweeping coastal views. The trail begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center. This loop gives you a tour of the El Moro Canyon, then climbs over 800' in elevation to the ridge line, where you'll enjoy some of the best coastline views in the park. Parking Fee: $15

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5 days ago

Take B.F.I. if you want a really difficult hike at the start otherwise take El Moro to start. We ended up camping at Lower Moro campground for a night and it had really stunning views of the sun set and the sun rise.

hiking
7 days ago

Trying to get back in shape. That BFI was no joke.

9 days ago

Great place for the family or anyone who wants a day of trails and beach time. Park inference was $15 and well worth it.

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21 days ago

Awesome trail! Definitely worth it to go north on the trail into the park and then descend over the Pacific Ocean at the end. Would not recommend for those that don't like steep trails, about 1 1/2 miles are uphill and steep!

All in all, very enjoyable!

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail. Very few rough areas. Accent/Decent is fairly steep. Not a beginner trail

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