Laurel Canyon, Laurel Spur, Willow Trail Loop

MODERATE 396 reviews

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.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 603 feet Route Type: Loop

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

2 days ago

Nice hike! Big hill in the beginning, but pretty smooth after that.

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fee
12 days ago

Nice easy trail. There is shade at the bottom but not at the top- just like most trails in the area. There’s a $3 parking fee- worth it for what you get. We also found a Jabba the Hutt rock which was great!!!

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rocky
13 days ago

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16 days ago

Easy and beautiful trial

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bugs
fee
muddy
no shade
over grown
washed out
21 days ago

Firme hike

First half of trail is shaded and no mountain bikers. Very beautiful setting. The second half is a bit busy with mountain bikers and all on a fire road. No shade.

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1 month ago

Closed at 10:00am today 11/30 with sign at front gate and gate closed no entrance for cars says closed due to rain poor trail conditions.

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bugs
no shade
1 month ago

I personally loved this trail. Well marked, well maintained with some semi steep parts but nothing crazy. Scenic all throughout for the most part with options to hop onto other trails. There was almost like a gnat like bug that was attracted to my sweat and some dog poo but otherwise, really enjoyable. I second everyone’s sentiment about seeing when things are in bloom if possible!

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fee
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Fun trail! Took about 90 min at a nice and easy pace. Fairly steep in some areas. Recommend doing trail clockwise direction as latter part of trail has much more shade. Nice trail for a good workout that doesn't take much time!

Good trail! Had so much fun!

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fee
no shade
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great trail. Steep in the beginning. Beautiful views. No water at this time of the year.

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no shade
2 months ago

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3 months ago

Great loop trail. Took our family of 4 about an hour and a half. A decent workout but not too challenging. Saw quite a few bunnies along the way and there weren’t many people on the trail on an early Sunday morning. Liked the variation of terrains. Would definitely do it again.

It was a workout with breathtaking views! I wish my kids were with me!

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3 months ago

Shaded in beginning and no water running 9/29. Rocks are a little slippery with sand, wear shoes with some grip. Finished in 1.5 hrs at a slow walking pace

Nice summertime loop today but the waterfalls and creek beds are definitely all dried out right now. Will be nice to return during the rainy season and see the water flowing. Definitely should have brought some more water to drink but overall it was a beautiful hike.

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5 months ago

First time. Preferred this direction as I didn’t expect so many bikers.

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no shade
5 months ago

First time there.only did half.got to hot. Love the cool rocks.im a nature photographer. Will go back start from Laura Canyon trail. Next time.

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