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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.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 331 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Note: No pets are allowed inside the park

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!

hiking
3 months ago

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!

hiking
over grown
washed out
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Top of the world view.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

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

hiking
9 months ago

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!

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

worth the short climb up

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

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

Sat May 18 2019

Very easy hike with beautiful nature

hiking
Mon Apr 29 2019

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.

hiking
no shade
over grown
Thu Apr 18 2019

Sat Apr 13 2019

Beautiful trail. Short, steep, spectacular views! Wear hiking boots. Go early. Bring water, not much shade.

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.

Great views but no shade.

hiking
bugs
Sun Mar 31 2019

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

hiking
Thu Mar 28 2019

Dope Views of the beach!

Gorgeous views, well maintained trail.

Sun Mar 10 2019

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..

hiking
muddy
rocky
Sun Mar 03 2019

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!

hiking
Sat Jan 19 2019

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

hiking
Sat Jan 05 2019

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.

Sat Dec 29 2018

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

hiking
Mon Oct 22 2018

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.

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