Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

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Shanelle
Santa Monica, CA2 216 bidrag
Nature Area with lots of hiking
jan. 2021 • Venner
Nature area with a ton of hiking/biking trails. There are various trails for different fitness levels, and the maps indicate the level of difficulty. We took the Willow trail to the Bommer trail to Laurel Ridge trail for a large loop that was approximately 5.7 miles. The trails do have steep climbs at certain parts, but are moderate for the most part. The trails are mostly exposed with very little shade. The paths are wide enough for groups to exercise together, and I did note quite a few families with small children. You can see the ocean off in the distance and the breeze can be quite pleasant. The ground is very compact, although note that the Laurel Ridge trail coming down can be a bit technical.

Parking lots are available but they fill up quickly; it’s likely that you’ll need to wait for someone to leave or to try a different lot if you arrive past 9am on a weekend. Otherwise, you can park across the street on the highway, but he sure to read the posted signs. Credit cards are accepted at the pay station ($3 for parking). Porta-potties are available with foot pump sinks. Overall, this place provides lots of opportunities to explore nature and get some fresh air.
Skrevet 9. januar 2021
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rockwood13
Needham, MA608 bidrag
Great nature area with trails for hikers of all levels
mai 2019 • Familie
My family and I visited the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park twice in mid-May 2019. The first time we went we were looking for the Nix Nature Center parking area but somehow ended up at the Big Bend staging area of the park. After paying the $3.00 parking fee we started walking on part of the Stagecoach South trail and then began ascending the Big Bend trail. As we were all wearing sneakers and it had rained the night before we didn't have much luck on the Big Bend Trail. Parts of it were too steep for us and with the mud it was also very slippery in spots. Not the best trail for my arthritic knees so everyone except my son only made it a short distance on that trail before we had to turn back. While we were there we did see a lizard, a rabbit, a hummingbird and some beautiful flowers. After we returned to the parking lot we took the time to scrape the thick mud off of our shoes before entering our rental car and heading on. On the second visit to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park my son and I managed to actually find the Nix Nature Center park entrance. After parking we went to the visitor center which looked nice from the outside, but unfortunately was not open as the ranger was off doing something while other workers were doing maintenance work in the visitor center. We first walked the short interpretive Mary's trail which is adjacent to the visitor center. Then we took the longer easy walk to Barbara's Lake. This is a nice walk for people of all abilities and basically flat. As we went under the highway we saw an area with different animal tracks, some of which were possibly bobcat or coyote. When we got to Barbara's Lake we were able to watch several diving ducks which was interesting. From Barbara's Lake we took the Edison Trail which ascends one of the canyons. This trail is a good deal steeper than the Barbara's Lake trail but not really too hard. From the top of the hill you climb you can get some nice views of the area surrounding the Nix Nature Center. We followed the Edison Trail until it met up with the Gravel Trail which we took back down to join up with the Barbara's Lake trail and return to the parking area. The Gravel Trail is somewhat steep in places but as we were going downhill it wasn't too hard even for my arthritic knees. While on the trails near the Nix Nature Center we saw flowering cacti, other flowers, humming birds, lizards, a frog, different birds, a squirrel on a rock and a red tail hawk that flew not too high above our heads. My son and I only saw a lone hiker and a small group of people doing maintenance to the trails so we basically had the park to ourselves. Based on our experience the Laguna Coast Wildnerness Park is a beautiful place to go for a nature walk where you can see many types of animals and plants. At $3.00 the parking is very reasonable and there are trails with different levels of difficulty which differ in length from short to long. Just remember that if you plan to do any of the more steep hikes it is best not to go after it has rained as the trails can be very muddy and slippery.
Skrevet 18. juni 2019
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John S
Bristol, UK373 bidrag
Good for a hike but toilets were filthy
apr. 2019
We enjoyed a short hike up the trail but were disappointed to find that the toilets at the car park were in a very dirty condition. They need to be checked more frequently.
Skrevet 17. mai 2019
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Mike G
Providence, RI4 816 bidrag
Closed!
feb. 2019
Not their fault but the area is closed because of rain and poor trail conditions as of 2/12/19. With more rain on the way who knows when it will be open. Call ahead to check.
Skrevet 12. februar 2019
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Paul S
Costa Mesa, CA1 655 bidrag
Extensive Hiking and Geocaching
jun. 2018 • Familie
There's a lot to see here and we ended up dropping by twice. Others have commented on the trails and such so here's some logistical items:

1. Water and snacks. We visited in June and it was warm. Very warm. Probably not the best day to be hiking in the heat but it's a beautiful area. The trails are steep so bring water, snacks, and a hat.

2. Good shoes are must along with a camera.

3. The trails are on both sides of the 133 - don't miss that.

4. Geocaches. If you're into geocaching, bring you mobile device and your geo-stealth and have a good time.

5. The visitor's center is very nice although on the first visit appeared to be un-staffed but open. Go figure.

6. Getting there. Vehicles move very fast up and down the 133. The main parking area is on the west side of the 133. Depending upon where you're coming from, I might recommend using the 405 and taking the 133 south. Then you can make a right turn into the parking lot. When you exit the park, make a right turn and take the 133 south to the 73 north and south on-ramps or just continue under the 73 to El Toro Road back north to the 405. Seems a bit round about but the speed of the traffic on the 133 made cross the 133 to head back north a bit uncomfortable.

Plan on spending at least a couple of hours here.
Skrevet 8. juli 2018
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restless_roamer_718
Denver, CO83 bidrag
Most Beautiful Secret of Southern California!
apr. 2018 • Alene
When I visit family near the Laguna Beach/Irvine/Orange County area...it can be kind of challenging for me to find a spot that doesn’t feel like I’m caged in suburbia. That being said, I was floored when I stumbled on coming here as it without a doubt highlights one of my favorite hikes and places in Southern California now!

I came alone on a cold and misty day— turned out to be the best time for me to go for a stroll since I didn’t have to worry about many snakes etc...and the climate was perfect for the moderate hike. What I loved is how secluded and tranquil this entire space feels—I’m so grateful for finding my new haven in CA! That being said, it is a great place to: picnic, read/study (I’m a student so I appreciate the beautiful landscape with a good read), take the kiddos for a nature exploratory day or simply stroll the vibrant trails as you are filled of botanical aromas and huge smiles : )

If you’d like some more ideas on places to visit in the area, follow me on instagram @restless_roamer_ ! Enjoy your time at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park! : )
Skrevet 19. mai 2018
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Perry W
Calgary, Canada20 bidrag
Great way to explore the area within a couple of hours.
mar. 2018 • Venner
We were looking for a short hike and we found a great one here at Laguna Coast Park. We took the Laurel route which brought us into some lovely back country and up a canyon. We took the Laurel loop back to Willow and made our way down. While Willow is a wide and drivable path, it is still a lovely spot to descend down to the valley floor. It ended up being around a two hour round trip but there are plenty more trails to explore..

Check out the "Ghost" rock formation for a great laugh as mother nature shows her sense of humour!
Skrevet 2. april 2018
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R6908OYwilliams
New York City, NY464 bidrag
Really nice time
aug. 2017 • Familie
Been driving past this for years and finally decided all kids were old enough to give this a try. We enjoyed the trails and the kids like the activities in the center. The Rangers were pleasant and helpful. This is something you can do with kids. Hike or bike. The trails are easy and flat for most of them. Lots of things to see and enjoy along the way including plants, mountains and wildlife. Parking is $3 ignore the other postings that say it's $15.
Skrevet 20. august 2017
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Keri A
Orange County, CA153 bidrag
Hiking Trails
mai 2017 • Par
If you are a hiker this is a good spot to go. It has a lot of hills combined with flat land. It is by the ocean so it does have a breeze in some areas. It has 3 different trails. It also has a trail that goes where you can see the ocean and the other trails are along the mountains. There is a snack shop and a visitor center. You do have to pay for parking. There are restrooms before you start your hike. It does have snakes and other animals so beware.
Skrevet 30. juli 2017
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JamesHunterRoss
Laguna Niguel, California, United States19 bidrag
Great scenic hiking and biking here...
jul. 2017 • Familie
This is a great place to hike around, and can be spectacular at certain times of the year. Parking is reasonable and pretty easy to access.
Skrevet 10. juli 2017
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