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Valido Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Niguel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Note: No pets are allowed inside the park

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Reviews (269)
Photos (196)
Recordings (222)
Completed (586)
Lin Da
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Hiking

Easy access and easy to find. Parking was right outside entry of trail. Two parts with high incline but doable at a pace. Bring water. Pretty quick hike. Left side gives you ocean view and middle hike gives you higher view also with view of golf course on the right side. With a bench for you to sit and relax. I plan to go back for sunset view .

stephanie zamarripa
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Hiking

Amazing views great intermediate and beginner trails high incline in some areas in both directions great trail! Take down to beach access stairs and treat yourself!

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Annie Chen
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HikingRocky

Great trail for working out. It’s strenuous all the way, can really feel heart pumping right away. The view on top is also gorgeous.

Maria Mar
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Hiking

It’s always awesome hiking here!! I’ve gone a lot of times, it’s always a great time here. Today was the first time we saw a dead snake.

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Mary Mitchell
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Hiking

Beautiful local trails… None of them are very long but you can add on to go other directions it’s basically a point-to-point, point-to-point then point to point none of them really make a loop!!! The views are worth it though!

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Meg Love
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Hiking

Loved this short easy steep hike! The view at the top was amazing and I could’ve sat there and soaked it in all day!

Lauren M
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HikingOver grownWashed out

Great trail. Super secluded in parts. They DO allow dogs!!

Carmen Trinidad
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Hiking

Top of the world view.

AllTrails User
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Hiking

Short, pretty trail in laguna. The way out is all uphill but there are stairs and a well marked trail. Starts out literally in the middle of a neighborhood but then hikes away and feels more secluded as you go. Ran this one and it wasn’t too bad. Highly recommend doing this at sunset as the view of the ocean and canyon is amazing! This would be a nice hike to take a visitor on because it’s short enough and easy to get to.

Victor Andres Acuña Mansilla
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Hiking

this is just a personal test. I did it to track my activity

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Abby Cross
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Hiking

This trail was definitely short and steep but the view at the top was unbeatable. We went in the morning, so there was some mild traffic but it wasn’t a huge problem. Do watch out for poison oak though! We saw some as the steeper part of the trail started, but it looked like it would really only be a problem for doggos. I totally recommend this hike as a shortie but a goodie in the morning!

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Guy Fronte
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Hiking

Steep but short trail. Very doable and fun. Best reward is the stunning view and ocean breezes at the top.

Lana W.
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Hiking

Free parking along the road. Great consistent steep climb up with a beautiful view of the ocean. Phone service disappears mid hike until you reach higher up. And a light water flow.

Curtis Heppe
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Hiking

worth the short climb up

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Roderick Huang
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HikingBugs

Easy trail, narrow with low bushes sometimes. May be slippery where there’s no stairs. Beautiful view with flowers.

Marianne Vo
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Very easy hike with beautiful nature

John Spoelder
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Hiking

Great trail, good incline, beautiful views. We did both the upper and lower called tivolo and even walked up another incline opposite of this trail. Great workout and beautiful views.

Anissa D
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HikingNo shadeOver grown
Suzanne Hannah Cortez
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Beautiful trail. Short, steep, spectacular views! Wear hiking boots. Go early. Bring water, not much shade.

Suzanne Hannah Cortez
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Hiking

Perfect time. Green, lots of flowers. Wear hiking boots, terrain slippery in steep spots! Short, steep, and great views!! Go early. Bring water, not much shade.

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Denise Celeste Torres
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Hiking

Great views but no shade.

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Laurie Shapiro
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HikingBugs

Beautiful views, but BRING BUG SPRAY! The trail is a little over-grown, but nothing too bad.

Jesse Acevedo
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Hiking

Dope Views of the beach!

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Brooke Malfatto
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Hiking

Gorgeous views, well maintained trail.

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Scott Lundeen
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Great hike! goes straight up to some of the best views in Laguna. Overlooks The Ranch Golf course. For a great work out go to top of Aliso Peak...then come down to go up East Ridge. it's about a 4 mile out and back..

Theresa S
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Brittany Butler
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Hiking

You can’t get to the start of the trail because it’s in a neighborhood but you can start at a trail right outside the gate of the neighborhood and get to the trail head!

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