Rock-It Loop Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked loop 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: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 941 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

The loop starts by getting to the end of the main trail then continuing up a steep incline trail named meadows then continuing through a community and along a beautiful ridge overlooking the ocean on one side and overlooking the canyon and many homes then continue down a rocky trail called rock-it.

hiking
rocky
washed out
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

one of the more exerting trails at top of the world. rock-it loop starts off on the heavily trafficked west ridge trail for about a mile. once you get to rock-it trail that's where the real fun begins. the single track trail has rock gardens sprouting up all throughout the downhill run. once you make it down to coyote trail you get a more calming hike, some parts in the canopy and some right next to the creek but make no mistake the real work is right around the corner. upon meeting up with mathis trail you are about to enter the last but also the hardest part of the hike. mathis trail is a heart pumping, glute burning incline that seems to never end. make sure you look over to the left and see other hikers taking on car wreck, a shorter more vertically challenging trail that is a must for every top of the world hiker. once merging back on to west ridge trail be at peace, you have done the hard work. enjoy the walk back up to the parking lot stopping at least once to look across the 133 and see the crazies making the trek up big bend. big bend is no joke!

running
9 months ago

A varied route, begins with a fairly heavily traveled West Ridge Trail, a park road but then moves on to an interesting single track trail (Rock-it Trail) providing great views and a challenging run. Rocky and steep downhill leads into Coyote Run Trail. a very shady segment creekside, a nice change from the earlier open trail. A short pice of Mathis Canyon Trail leads to Oak Grove, a mildly challenging uphill transitions to the long, steep, difficult uphill Car Wreck Trail ( how did that car get there anyway?) Following that tough effort, the West Ridge return to the Top of the World trailhead felt like a cool down run. All in all, an interesting and varied route.

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no shade
10 months ago

if you're planning to go for this trail make sure bring a hiking stick, we saw 2 rattle snakes, just be careful make sure eyes on the trail

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no shade
10 months ago

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no shade
rocky
Sun Mar 24 2019

hiking
Sun Oct 14 2018

Great, well-maintained and marked loop trail. Beautiful, stunning views! Coyote Run Trail portion was closed, so we picked up Wood Canyon Trail, adding approximately another mile or so to the hike. Be cautious - Most mountain bikers seem to lack trail etiquette! All in all a perfect Sunday Funday, though!!

Mon Sep 17 2018

I enjoyed this hike. We took west ridge from the park entrance and over to rocket. Easy to moderate. There are a couple of hilly areas so a good workout. It is mostly open with a tree partial area. A couple of trails are closed because of the recent fire. Had to hike another 1 mile. Definitely worth doing!

Wed May 02 2018

Nice hike watch out for the bikers

hiking
Mon Jan 15 2018

Loved the trails. Fave was "rock it"... but watch for bikes. Great work out!!

hiking
Mon Dec 25 2017

Was a fun trail to hike, even more fun watching the mountain bikers fly down it!

hiking
Mon Sep 25 2017

So fun! It’s really not as hard as it sounds just make sure to pace yourself going up the incline on rock it trail.

Sun Jun 11 2017

Excellent set of trails!!

hiking
Sun Mar 05 2017

Tough hike if you take the difficult trails at a quick pace. Mind you footing but you get breaks that a wide smooth trails and easy inclines. Mountain bikers seriously fly by so listen and watch. Beautiful and can make anything you want.

Fri Dec 23 2016

nice array of trails to mix it up

Thu Oct 13 2016

It was a beautiful hike. We started at Alta Laguna Park and went on West Ridge, Roc k-it, Cayote Run, Dripping Cave, Wood Canyon, Meadows, and Aswut Trails. The last part was through the residential area on Alta Laguna Boulvard. I believe it was around ten miles. We saw dears, coyotes and a snake.

Fri Aug 05 2016

Loved it! Took me exactly 2 hours but I jogged for the downhill part. I went the opposite way on accident and I think it was a lot more difficult the way back. I got pretty nervous since I stupidly didn't bring enough water. But it was so beautiful. Will definitely come back and bring friends! And more water!

hiking
Fri Jun 03 2016

Good hike for OC hikers nice wooded areas fun rock gardens to walk up if you want a good workout start at stairstep trail

hiking
Sun May 29 2016

Be ready for hills and rocks 2 hours of a great beautiful hike! I put my music on, fill my pack with water, protein bar ready and go!!!!!! U can get two totally different experiences if u do it the opposite way the next time around.

mountain biking
Wed May 04 2016

LOTS of fun, but the rocky section can be a bit risky if you don't have the skill level, would not recommend this unless u have the right bike and an intermediate skill level. I had to walk my hardtail down a few spots, and walked a good portion of the section of this trail called Lynx the trail is intimidating to me personally so I won't go back until I feel like I have the appropriate skill level.....but everyone has different "fear factor" tolerances.

Sun May 01 2016

If you press to get directions to this trail , it will take you to a neighborhood that has no entrance at all, to any trail. I was very disappointed. How does anyone access this trail ?

Sun Feb 21 2016

Amazing

Thu Dec 24 2015

Directions do not lead you anywhere near the trails. Terrible

hiking
Tue Aug 18 2015

Awesome little hike to do in the morning to get your day started. Took just under 3 hours to complete. Wasn't too difficult, but definitely got me sweating! I would recommend.

mountain biking
Fri Dec 06 2013

It is a long way but a great downhill. The downhill is very rocky

hiking
Sun Aug 05 2012

It wasn't easy finding this trail. AllTrails app directed me to the wrong place. I finally found it up the hill by Alta Laguna Park. It's actually mixed up with other trails and mountain bike roads found in Laguna. We just followed random trails and actually got an intense workout. Especially if you take the steep bike trail going down to the 133 highway. The elevation change is drastic in just a short distance. The mountain bikers are crazy going these trails!

mountain biking
Mon Jun 11 2012

Very fun meadows is a hard bike up but well rewarded when biking down rock-it. It can be done by anyone and the more experienced can do it very fast and still get fun out of it!

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