Valido Trail

MODERATE 71 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

My favorite hike with the best view at the top!

1 month ago

Great hike

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome view easy short hike.

3 months ago

6 months ago

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

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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.

walking
8 months ago

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Totally worth the climb. Best view

hiking
10 months ago