Little Sycamore Canyon Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Little Sycamore Canyon Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
442 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

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2 months ago

Steep climb through the canyon, worth the views along the way and at the top. The interpretive center is nice and they have good bathrooms. Several picnic tables near the parking area would make for a great post-hike picnic. Pay machines are not always working, recommend bringing cash to pay

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5 months ago

fun trail! especially when you do the serrano ridge to stagecoach trail

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Friday, January 01, 2016

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

This is a great hike that starts at the Nix Center in Laguna Canyon at Little Sycamore Canyon. Go through the wilderness center and follow the Little Sycamore Trail up to the top of the ridge. From there you make a left at the Serrano Ridge Trail [trailhead 29] and follow that until Trailhead 28 called Camarillo Canyon Rd. Hike all the way down through some cool meadows and what seems to be a really crazy looking mountain bike run. You'll think you're near the end but nope, make a left at the swinging gate and you'll see trailhead 44, Stagecoach So. Trail. This will take you back up some switchbacks, make your legs burn, and then drop ya off right at the parking lot from where you started. Definitely try to make this an early one as it gets hot out there. We enjoy this hike a lot because of all the local plantlike that you encounter, especially in the spring. Plus, it shows you some of the last remaining wilderness right in the heart of OC.

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Saturday, August 04, 2012