Laguna Nigel Lake (Sulphur Creek Reservoir) Loop Trail

EASY 42 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.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

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.

walking
10 days ago

walking
19 days ago

Nice walk, good views of the lake, dog friendly with wide level paths that are stroller friendly. This is a very clean and family friendly area. Hikers don’t be misled, this is a walking path, not a hike.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

I run it, the shortest loop around is ~1.75 mi. Twice around is 3.44 mi. Every week. It can be lengthened by running all the pavement. A 10K is run there on July 4.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Short hike with some nice views. I parked near the Whole Foods off La Paz to avoid paying for parking. Was decently quiet but very windy when I was there. That probably helped. A good way to kill an hour or two.

6 months ago

7 months ago

7 months 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!

7 months ago

birding
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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