Explore the most popular walking trails near Laguna Niguel with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

11/11/18 Short trail to Dripping Cave is currently closed. Saw lots of deer, coyotes, and different birds.

More of a nature walk than anything. It is on the edge of a neighborhood and you can walk up Pacific drive to access the park. Goes up to the edge with ocean views. Well maintained and great viewpoint for ocean pictures.

24 days 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.

1 month 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.

fun hike with plenty of wildlife

Nice trail and great walk.

Is a nice hike, but you need to watch for bikers

This trail is one of my favorite local spots.


2 months ago

great hike with a beautiful view

This was a great bike trail for my son, my wife, and myself. It is the perfect place for beginners to build endurance and pros to get a great workout. Also, there are playgrounds close by to the trails for the kids.

2 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!

Fun easy trails. Good for family hikes with kids. Car wreck was an butt burner but the reward getting to top of the world was worth it. Pretty straightforward trails and a little too public.

Nice easy trail to follow.....TRAIL closed when you reach the turn to go to the dripping cave due to regrowth from fire. So unable to finish the last .4 miles. Tons of rabbits and a nice cool creek to splash your face if you get hot

No hiking gear necessary except for maybe some water. This is really more of a running trail for locals but in our hot California summers, the ocean breeze and views are stellar. No shade, so bring a hat and sunscreen. It’s easy and flat, perfect for a before lunch walk. Recommended for all ages who enjoy the urban outdoors. This is a highly populated upscale area so the relative seclusion, even on a weekend, was a plus.

Easily on off my favorite trails to date. From the very beginning the trail offers a beautiful scenery of the ocean and beautifully designed houses that inspire me on what I would want someday. The trails have varying ranges of difficulty and also different types of scenery. When you start off you're on a hill where you can peer down into the valley on one side or towards the ocean on the other. As you travel you the trail transitions from rocky passage, to woodland passage. Afterwards you come to following a river until you finally come to open meadows. Honestly one of the best hikes I've been on and very good is for those looking to go on an adventurous date.

4 months ago

Quick and easy— or add to the loop for more miles.

Great views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and Orange County mountains to the east. Santiago peak. Fun hike.

5 months ago

Great views, but double-back instead of looping on Pacific.

5 months ago

I loved this short but ass kicking trail.

This trail really has a lot to offer and it can be as easy or moderate as you choose depending on the path. Lots of parking, signs. The main west trail is wide and has inclines in both directions. We went out today in hopes to hike to car wreck trail but a quickly spreading wildfire stopped us. Hopefully it won’t ruin this beautiful trail and park or homes!! We will definitely be back

This is a nice walk, not a hike. Wide trail but a steep drop on one side so keep kids close. Houses on one side and the canyon with ocean views on the other.

Watch out for the targeting doves they will poop on you !!!!!

5 months ago

It's a decent walk but wouldn't consider much of a hike. On one side you have a beautiful view of the canyon and ocean but on the other side are houses. Also the fairy houses are no longer on this trail. Once you reach the end of this path it ends on a street but take a right and continue up the hill to the first street you can make a right on. you will see a nice little area to rest but continue further to Sea View park where you can see a large panorama view of the ocean. Please note there are NO bathrooms on this path. Plenty of foot traffic but not to busy when we went. It's was a nice outing fun for a one time but probably won't do this one again.

5 months ago

We parked on Ridgeview and started at the trailhead on Highlands. The first 3/4 of the trail is uphill and can be a little rough for those who are just getting in to hiking or are a little out of shape. I know I caught myself needing to catch a breather! The rest of the trail is easy and it is wide to accommodate walking and cycling in both directions. The trail ended at pacific island drive. We turned right and continued up to Talavera Dr turned right and continued a little way to a park that had a few benches where we ate lunch and enjoyed the ocean view. We then continued up Talavera Dr to Seaview Park where we followed the dirt path to its end and were met with a full panoramic ocean view. If you are heading to the Aliso Summit Trail to see the fairy villages.... they are no longer there. As of August 2017 the fairies went back to Ireland lol!

Enjoyable, easy walk with great views.

Easy trail on the way down. Ends at Aliso Peak where you can either go down Valido trail to the beach (moderate) or go back. The hike back up is a good incline

trail running
5 months ago

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!

6 months ago

Great hiking trail from Aliso Summit Trail all the way downhill where you can take Valido Trail just shortly before the final stretch up the Peak if you want to go down to the beach.

Doggie bags were provided near the trail entrance but unfortunately many inconsiderate dog owners are simply too lazy to pick after their pooch.

Great panoramic views all the way in many places ocean can be seen. Not too many people and no bikes which is a plus for hikers.

Really easy for the 1st 2 miles or so on a wide path except for the last 1/2 mile is a bit of an incline and Valido Trail down to the beach area is narrow and steep but not too bad.

About 1.5 hrs one way down on a leisurely pace.

Great trail, great views, easy trail!

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