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Best trails in Aliso Viejo

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Looking for a great trail near Aliso Viejo, California? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crystal Cove State Park or Chino Hills State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Rubidoux Park or Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Aliso Viejo ranging from 1.6 to 7.5 miles and from 144 to 1,000 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Aliso Viejo
Top trails (13)
#1 - Laurel Canyon, Laurel Spur, Willow Trail Loop
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Note: Mountain bikes are not allowed on Laurel Trail past the Stagecoach Trail cutoff. Show more
#2 - West Ridge Trail
Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
West Ridge Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Wood Canyon Trail
Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Wood Canyon Trail is a 6.8 mile out and back trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, traShow more
#4 - Lynx Mathis Loop Trail
Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Lynx Mathis Loop Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#5 - Rock It and Wood Canyon Loop
Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Rock It and Wood Canyon Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#6 - Mathis Canyon and Car Wreck Loop Trail
Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Mathis Canyon and Car Wreck Loop Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail isShow more
#7 - Willow Trail, Lizard Trail, Laurel Spur Trail
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Willow Trail, Lizard Trail, Laurel Spur Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nuShow more
#8 - Wood Canyon Mathis Loop Trail
Aliso Viejo, California
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Wood Canyon Mathis Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#9 - Pectin Reef Loop, Aliso & Wood RW
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Miocene marine fossil beds, flowing creek, overgrazed bottomland This little hiked portion of the extensive Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park features a fossil reef from which Miocene Era dolphinsShow more
#10 - Cholla and Lynx Trail Loop
Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 55 m
Cholla and Lynx Trail Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aliso Viejo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numberShow more
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