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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 642: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park - Willow Canyon - Laguna Niguel

Mysterious Rock on the Laguna Trail

Day #642 * Hike #763 * New Track #631
Sunday August 18, 2012
Willow Canyon - Laguna Niguel, California
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
My Tripometer: 20 Minutes * 1.25 Miles * +100 Feet

 Park Entrance

Directions:
From the 73 Freeway (Toll Road), exit on the 133 and head south toward Laguna Beach.  You are on Laguna Canyon Road.  Less than a mile down you will pass the El Toro Road intersection.  The park will be immediately on your right. 

 Looking over the Laguna Trail from the parking lot

 I began down the Willow Trail...

Stay straight on the mail trail and pass the Laguna Trail.  The Willow Trail will turn right and then eventually head up a steep hill.  I was running this because Jess and Ayden elected to stay in the car.  I was hoping to get high enough to see out over the ocean but with the sun beating down on me, ah, no...  I turned back and...

 Turning down the Laguna Trail

 Awesome Geology!

 Pleasant, easy trail...

The Trail continues, but I stopped here

The Laguna Wilderness Park is similar to the Santa Monica Mountains.  Laguna is to Malibu as Mission Viejo is to Thousand Oaks.  I've enjoyed my experience in the O.C. but for now, time to cool off at the beach...

1 comment:

  1. I really like looking at this place. How can such a beautiful place exist? I hope it stays the same for years to come for those who are yet to see that trail in person. Safekeeping for future generations. We owe it to them.

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