Looking for a great trail near Laguna Beach, California? AllTrails has 47 great hiking trails, 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 Bolsa Chica State Beach, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Heisler Park or Alta Laguna Park. Ready for some activity? There are 33 moderate trails in Laguna Beach ranging from 1.9 to 9.4 miles and from 39 to 1,026 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Great trail. Decent workout going uphill, steep downhill, and really nice flat area during the last mile. Beautiful views and a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning with the kids.

Great hike!! Nice workout

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
5 days ago

Car Wreck is a great trail. Quite steep and slippery in spots. If you plan on incorporating Car Wreck into your hike the best bet is to go up this trail from Wood Canyon so that you can see the mountain bikers coming down.

hiking
no shade
7 days ago

Dusty but wide soft trail

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rocky
8 days ago

We really want to go back when we all have swimsuits and tevas to get into the cave! The tide pools were fun and the beach was beautiful! Our only regret was we weren’t in swim or water worthy gear. We were there an hour after low tide and we would have had have waded thigh deep to get into the cave. It looked really cool though and we definitely want to go again!

Great hike, did it with my baby boy on my back and it was just challenging enough to be enjoyable

hiking
9 days ago

Probably a lot nicer in the spring time when they’re flowers and things are green. The hills are pretty intense, even if you’re used to hills.

Good initial climb to the ridge line that looks out over the pacific. The trail varies in width from 4-10 ft. Once you take the left on Laguna ridge trail you start the decent on a single track that is pretty technical. Once at the bottom the test is relatively flat with a few rolling hills.

Don’t go down emerald trail they will tell you to turn around

Great workout. I stuck to this trail and took the slightest less steep way up. Coming down is basically straight down so I had to go pretty slow. The parking lot for most trails around here in 8:00-5:00. I got here around 7:40 and had to park just up the road a bit and walked down. Park ranger unlocked the gate at 7:45

Not too difficult of a hike, but there are a good portion of inclination that’ll work out your quads. It’s nice to finish off the hike by going through the tunnel of shallow water to get to the beach! The beach is beautiful and the sand and water was so soothing for our feet! I definitely suggest going clockwise for the loop and go relax at the beach for a bit before heading back to your car. Parking is $15 and it’s right at the trailhead!

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no shade
13 days ago

Good trail, kid friendly but not stroller friendly.

hiking
13 days ago

Easy paved path walk along the bluffs of Laguna Beach. Breathtaking views. Bring your flip flops so you can walk down on the beach too!

hiking
no shade
13 days ago

Great trail, minimal shade. Bring water!

hiking
no shade
17 days ago

Nice views at the end but otherwise a pretty disappointing hike. It’s not a trail but a fire road the whole way other than BFI. Go clockwise for sure.

It was beautiful. Not to mention good people along the way. Everyone was friendly and my dogs got a lot of attention. Easy, more of a walk then hike but worth it.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice hike with lots of animals. Saw 3 deer and a rattle snake. Uphill portion gets your heart rate up. No shade but lots of breeze at 8am. Finished at 10:30.

hiking
no shade
19 days ago

People aren't kidding about it being steep, both on the way up and way down, was glad I had hiking poles going down with a knee injury. but overall great trail with great views

hiking
no shade
20 days ago

car wreck 8 miles RT. A workout

hiking
rocky
scramble
21 days ago

one of the more exerting trails at top of the world. rock-it loop starts off on the heavily trafficked west ridge trail for about a mile. once you get to rock-it trail that's where the real fun begins. the single track trail has rock gardens sprouting up all throughout the downhill run. once you make it down to coyote trail you get a more calming hike, some parts in the canopy and some right next to the creek but make no mistake the real work is right around the corner. upon meeting up with mathis trail you are about to enter the last but also the hardest part of the hike. mathis trail is a heart pumping, glute burning incline that seems to never end. make sure you look over to the left and see other hikers taking on car wreck, a shorter more vertically challenging trail that is a must for every top of the world hiker. once merging back on to west ridge trail be at peace, you have done the hard work. enjoy the walk back up to the parking lot stopping at least once to look across the 133 and see the crazies making the trek up big bend. big bend is no joke!

Definitely a good workout Two 1600 feet inclines. Today was overcast so it made it pleasant. Decent views. Good shade for SoCal.

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