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Laurel Canyon, Laurel Spur, Willow Trail Loop

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Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Laurel Canyon, Laurel Spur, Willow Trail Loop is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 603 ft Route type Loop

Camping

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Note: Mountain bikes are not allowed on Laurel Trail past the Stagecoach Trail cutoff.

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Reviews (578)
Photos (697)
Recordings (604)
Completed (1387)
robert tu
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HikingGreat!

Done so many trails within this area and I like this one the most. The water is dried out but its still very scenic. Make sure you start on the left side and get there early to find parking, it fills up fast.

Gloria Hernandez
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HikingGreat!

It was awesome! Great for beginners, which I am I took my friends and they loved it too, good cardio, definitely a great adventure and more to come

Erick Lazarte
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Hiking

great cardio but not for a beginner’s hike

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Feicia Connors
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HikingFee

*$3.00 to park in parking lot. Got there at 8am hardly anyone there. We did laurel canyon entered to the right very mellow at first then gets hilly. At least three large steep hills. No waterfall/stream but we saw a lot of wildlife (squirrels, quail, rabbits) It was beautiful! Definitely a work out :)

Alex Irvin
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Hiking

Fun lil hike. The canyon is super pretty. Waterfall and creek completely dry

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Carly Lake
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Hiking

Great hike for something a little more low key but still gives you a work out. I recommend starting the trail off hiking to the left and getting the bulk of the elevation gain out of the way at the beginning, so you just cruise at the end of the hike!

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Love To Hike
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Hiking

This hike has nice views and some shade on 1/2 the hike. It really is best for biking. The signs/map of the hikes were great. Parking is $3. If I go again I would definitely bike the trails instead of hike. Going up the hill on a bike would be a challenge though.

Tony Rosé
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Hiking

Sunrise trek FTW Started a little bit before 6am.. parking lot is closed until 8am, but if you know how to prevail - you'll find parking somewhere

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Teresa Hill
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Great Hike , went at 830 am hardly anyone there , I got pooped a little but kept on trekking and made it , great hike for new beginners which I am. definitely should have worn a hat , all sun on your face so go when its cooler

Steph Krawczyk
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Hiking

Fun trail! We went counter clockwise up, beautiful views, some good hill work but nothing too crazy. Lots of mountain bikers. Many different shoots off of this loop that allows for new exploration!

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Evelyn Zavaleta
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Great beginners to moderate change

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Erica Grassl
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We went backwards, but I honestly would recommend you do it backwards. Start with the huge hill, work your way slowly down! No shade.

Margarita Vargas
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Chie Kojima
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HikingFee

The creek is dried up, no water at all. $3.00 parking fee The scenery changes a lot so overall good trail!

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Jessica Milnes
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Hiking

Parking closes at 5pm.

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Alex Bigland
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HikingFee

Did this one on a cloudy day with my 3 month old daughter. Felt like it was just what I was looking for. Not too difficult but still a nice workout.

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Rachel Baluyut
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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Interactive posts along the way with info about the trail. Turn right at the beginning to avoid a very steep incline up. Creek runs along the first half of the trail but was dry this time of year.

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Don Scales
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Hiking

Can’t get in the parking lot until 8am

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Stephen R.
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Hiking

This is a beautiful, well kept trail with lots of scenery and some pretty decent elevation gain. I jogged the whole way, but next time I am coming back to take in the gorgeous scenery. There are other trails also, so to stay on this exact loop, I recommend checking the AllTrails GPS at a couple of the diversions. There is lots to see here. I will definitely be coming back.

Danni F
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Great hike! I love seeing all of the different rock formations. Lots of bugs and bees. Beautiful views.

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Maria Mar
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Hiking

It was peaceful and beautiful. Nice day to go on a hike.

Regina Reynoso
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Hiking

Few steep spots, but a great hike overall.

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Gerry Blaksley
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Hiking

Creek is dry but still a great trail, we took our 11, 10 and 8 year olds to the waterfall and back.

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Alex Rodriguez
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HikingNo shade
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Brian Bell
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Hiking

Nice, short, 3-mile trail. The waterfall was completely dried up. The beginning of the loop doesn’t match up with the All-trails trail map. If you want to start up the right side of the loop, it starts just off the parking lot. Parking was $3.00 all day until 5:00 pm. The right side of the loop follows the creek bed & what would be the waterfall area.

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Rey D'Angelo
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Hiking

Great for a quick hike. Will definitely come back in the fall after some rain.

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Lori Shoaf
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Hiking

Basically and easy trail to hike, but some steep parts kept your heart pumping. A lot of greenery and a little water. It was a little warm when we went, but the breezes helped to relieve some of that warmth. Nice views of the cities below. Bugs were definitely present, I think they were gnats. Overall, a nice trail to hike.

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