Willow Trail to Moro Ridge Road and Lower Moro Campground

MODERATE 5 reviews

Willow Trail to Moro Ridge Road and Lower Moro Campground is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Beach, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
7 days ago

No shade at all so be ready for that. Also, the parking lot opens at 8, at least it did on the Saturday I went. $3 park all day.

The map is a little odd. It picks a seemingly random point to turn back. this can be done just as well as a loop. Reference the map for alternatives to just turning back.

We ended up going all the way to the beach instead of turning back, then we just hitched a ride back to the car because it was too hot to keep going. The beach views are amazing if you go about 2 miles further.

There are lots of mountain bikers but the trail is wide so it's no big deal for hikers. The campgrounds are not super interesting.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is awesome! You gain a lot of elevation in the beginning so be prepared for some serious cardio. There's a lot of elevation change with the rolling hills that span the entirety of the hike. There is a bunch to see and overall it's an amazing hike especially during May when it hasn't been too hot and the costal breeze is so refreshing. I traveled the entire 7.6 miles and man is it one hell of a work out especially with 26lbs on your back.

The views of the hike are pretty impressive and at times you forget you are smack dab in the middle of the OC. There's a good amount of scenery to look at and the costal overview is awesome!

hiking
9 months ago