West Ridge Trail, Lynx, and Cholla Trails

MODERATE 53 reviews

West Ridge Trail, Lynx, and Cholla Trails is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

no dogs

This is a popular trail suitable for hiking, running, or mountain biking. Bring the dogs! It is a point-to-point with about 3 intersections with trails that head down to Mathis Canyon. The trail starts at Top of the World Park in Laguna Beach and ends at the Canyon Acres Trailhead. You'll see beautiful canyon views and panoramic ocean vistas.

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The views in the beginning of the trail are inspiring. They make you have a sense of urgency to explore the rest of what the trail has to offer. I love that you have to climb a little both ways. However the way back is intense. I liked that it felt more into nature. Yet the only issues for me was the mountain bikers. Have no respect for the runners or hikers and feel like they have the right away and are pretty rude about it. It was also full of teenagers training for cross country. I prefer hikes nobody likes to do and are alone. But I would still recommend this trail to everyone it's beautiful.

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Fairly easy trails. Great variety of options to make your hike longer. Nothing does beat the view at the Top of The World park.

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