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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

Road biking

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 (537)
Photos (611)
Recordings (568)
Completed (1323)
Evelyn Zavaleta
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HikingBugs

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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HikingBugsRocky

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

Regina Reynoso
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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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Brian Bell
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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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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.

Jade Lagade
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Hiking

Awesome trail, sorta steep but its not terrible!

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yookyung Jin
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Jeff Purrington
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Hiking

Loved the hike. Great blend of views, big trails, tight trails, steep areas and mellow areas. The best part is the ocean breeze. Even on a warm day you stay cool. Lots of options around to make the hike longer.

Alejandro gallegos
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Taylor Reynolds
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LOVE IT. Such beautiful scenery the whole way.

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Kori Lyn Angers
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Hiking

Beautiful trail for a local easy access run or mountain bike

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Laura Duffy
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Love this hike. Willow trail is steepish - 8% grade. Even though it’s urban you feel somewhat isolated. Great view usually but ‘unhealthy for sensitive individuals’ haze rendered view to almost nothing. You can glimpse the ocean if you follow the Bommer trail up top for a bit. A lot of gnats this time, bring bug spray. Watch for bikers moving fast downhill. $3 parking fee.

Lisa Schultz
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