Valido Trail

MODERATE 98 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.

1.1 miles
331 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

10 hours ago

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

22 days ago

Great hike up and awesome views!

trail running
6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

11 months ago

My favorite hike with the best view at the top!

11 months ago

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..

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wonderful casual hike

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The trail near the canes and Le conte does not continue along the Le Conte side. There are houses blocking the supposed trails. Map should be updated

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

About a 400 ft elevation gain. Incredible view from the top of the ocean and Laguna.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Amazing trail, difficult at times

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's anice, it is challenging for like .5 miles of it, not much shade but it is a very nice view of Laguna beach. It's perfect for a beginner who wants to start getting on difficult trails. There are rattlesnakes we heard them. It is pretty secluded. I'd do it again to see a sunrise or sunset. Take the 133 if driving from the OC TrafFic is really bad! When leaving around 4-6pm I did it today left at 420pm got home at 6 and I live in Santa Ana.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Great hike!!! Amazing view at the top, could have been longer!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

THIS. Omg.... it was hard, but I was SO proud of myself - and you simply cannot beat the view at the top. I did the Toovet Trail, starting at Seaview Park. I really love this trail!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Great little hike with amazing views all over!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Awesome views!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Very quick and rewarding hike. Great views with nice park benches and picnic tables .

Friday, January 31, 2014

The elevation kicked my toosh since I have gotten out of shape while going back to school. It was still a fun quick trail, fun with my dog and a good workout if there isn't much time. :)

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