Laguna Nigel Lake (Sulphur Creek Reservoir) Loop Trail

EASY 27 reviews

Laguna Nigel Lake (Sulphur Creek Reservoir) Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laguna Niguel, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.8 miles 82 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Fishing lake, waterfowl, picnic areas, good level walking track, concrete dam The lake at the heart of this Orange County regional park is a secondary attraction to the green lawns and trees of the adjacent picnic areas. Many walk this trail as an afterthought or prowl it in search of one of the many lakeside fishing spots at the bottom of a set of railroad-tie stairs. Other than a nice level walk, there's not much here to attract the interest of a serious hiker but if you're looking for a Sunday afternoon's outing in midsummer, this might suit the bill. Be wary of the geese at the trailhead. They are none too fond of dogs and small children.

13 days ago

Overall good solid walk in our neighborhood if we don't want to drive to Mission Viejo for the Oso Creek Trail. We parked by Whole Foods and walked along La Paz for parking, they charge you at the front gate! And watch out for lots of poop from the geese along the trail!

16 days ago

birding
29 days ago

pleasant walk in late afternoon, with many birds including kildeer, white pelicans & red-wing blackbirds.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk around the lake. Pretty views. Can make it longer by walking all the way up to the botanical garden.

birding
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Easy walk with 4yr old and dog. Playgrounds are very nice and there is an abundance of restrooms and pavilions. Good place for a bbq.

walking
5 months ago

Easy walk from the parking lot around the lake. Very flat and level. Stroller-friendly. Lots of birds on the lake and fishermen looking for fish. Partially shaded. Lots of places to stop for a picnic!

8 months ago

9 months ago

10 months ago

Easy hike. Very pretty.

walking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Fun, easy and lots of animals to see.

11 months ago

have to pay for parking

1 year ago

We've done this loop dozens of time as a family. Really fun!

walking
1 year ago

Nice park and trails. My dog loved it and so did I :)

1 year ago

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Very simple/easy hike, and there is free parking at the sports park next to the entrance :)

hiking
1 year ago

Nice park, very easy hike