Valido Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly 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.

1.1 miles
331 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

3 days ago

Great trail — easy access, well beaten path, and excellent views.

17 days ago

Free residential parking near the beginning of the trail. You hike over a small creek and up wooden stairs until you reach the end which is an intersection with three other trails.

24 days ago

Absolutely love this trail! Kicks my butt but amazing workout and short!

3 months ago

Short and sweet but it's a steep incline! I like that it also leads you to the Toovet Trail so you can make it a longer hike that is equally as rewarding.

3 months ago

This allows dogs- not sure why it says they are not allowed.

Great hike that connects to 3 other trails. It’s a great but hard work out, with awesome views the whole way.

4 months ago

great hike with a beautiful view

4 months ago

Looks can be deceiving! It's looks super easy but will kick your butt in the way out! Beautiful view on a clear day!

7 months ago

I loved this short but ass kicking trail.

trail running
7 months ago

Beautiful scenery and great incline, I wish it was longer! If you follow it all the way down to the 1 then you reach the beach!

9 months ago

The most beautiful view at the top!

9 months ago

Beautiful view and slightly moderate hike. Short and simple.

10 months ago

Very steep incline and a pretty short trail... but very beautiful for a quick hike.

11 months ago

Great hike up and awesome views!

trail running
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great short trail. Can combine with Aliso Summit for a longer hike/run. It's about 20 minutes up and back for Valido. Great views at the top.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

nice and short,good hike about two hours up and back with good incline,bring hiking poles for a shure-footed trip down for more stability

Monday, May 29, 2017

Lovely views, pretty good climb and short, good for kids

Thursday, April 13, 2017

My favorite hike with the best view at the top!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great hike

Friday, February 24, 2017

Awesome view easy short hike.

Friday, November 25, 2016

A bit washed out with recent rain but great short hike!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Such perfect views, amazing trail. Pretty good workout .. best views from the top!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Steep. Don't go if knee issues otherwise the view is worth it

Friday, September 09, 2016

Dude, this is an AMAZING hike. LOVE this trail and always enjoyed the journey as much as the destination. Yeh, it's short and steep in sections and some people run up and others walk slowly taking breaks along the way. Standing on the top is totally style no matter what your mood, time of day, the weather, or alone or with good company. Headed down, suggest to stop and smell the wild fennel...ha. Keep walking down the street and hit Papa's Tacos too. If I have time, I'm going across the street to Table Rock Beach. So grateful to be here and be alive. #CountingBlessings.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I love this hike because all the way down the hill its a view but you need to park in laguna beach on valido street and then climb up the mountain all the way till u reach the neighborhood at the very top which is laguna niguel. You can enter and park from the top or the bottom, but I suggest doing the uphill climb for a work out and then enjoying the view all the way down and going to the midway point and sit on the bench where this trail map shows it leads. Instead of stopping just midway climb all the way up for a higher view and better workout! It will be more like two miles! Be careful on the way down and this hike is really tiring due to a steep climb

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Totally worth the climb. Best view

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Steep, but a great climb. Totally worth it! The ocean breeze kept me cool and the view was spectacular!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Valido trail is my sanctuary hike, I see people parking at the trail head to hike this beautiful trail. It is a must if in the area.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Fun. Great views

mountain biking
Friday, April 08, 2016


Sunday, March 27, 2016

awesome view..

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