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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: 331 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Note: No pets are allowed inside the park

hiking
10 days ago

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

hiking
18 days 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
21 days ago

worth the short climb up

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

Very easy hike with beautiful nature

hiking
2 months ago

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
2 months ago

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

Great views but no shade.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

short steep climb. Nice trail beautiful views

4 months ago

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
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
8 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.

hiking
9 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.

hiking
10 months ago

great hike with a beautiful view

hiking
10 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!

Sunday, June 03, 2018

I loved this short but ass kicking trail.

trail running
Saturday, May 26, 2018

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!

hiking
Thursday, April 19, 2018

The most beautiful view at the top!

hiking
Sunday, April 08, 2018

Beautiful view and slightly moderate hike. Short and simple.

hiking
Friday, March 16, 2018

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

hiking
Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

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