Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach

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Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is a 7,000acre wilderness area in the San Joaquin Hills surrounding Laguna Beach, California. This park features coastal canyons, ridgeline views and the only natural lakes in Orange County, California. Trails are maintained for hiking and mountain biking with a wide range of difficulty, from beginner to expert. Most trails gain in height, reaching a maximum of in elevation. Several trails lead to downtown Laguna Beach.Laguna Coast Wilderness Park has some of the last remaining undeveloped coastal canyons in Southern California. The park is dominated by coastal sage scrub, cactus and native grasses. Over 40 endangered and sensitive species call Laguna Coast home including California gnatcatcher, cactus wren and the endemic Dudleya stolonifera. Both Laguna Coast, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park are also home to mule deer, long-tailed weasel, healthy bobcat populations, and raptors like red-tailed hawk and the ground-nesting northern harrier.South Coast Wilderness AreaLaguna Coast Wilderness Park is part of the contiguous approximately 20,000acre South Coast Wilderness Area in southern Orange County, California. It stretches from Newport Beach to Laguna Niguel, and from Irvine to the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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