8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
Park Conditions, (949) 494-3539; Interpretive Programs, (949)
State Web site www.parks.ca.gov local Web site
The Irvine Ranch
The Nature Conservancy
(714) 832-7478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Headquarters on
Laguna Canyon Road just south of the El Toro Road intersection. All
tours are free, but require reservations!
Special Activities: At 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, join
"drop-in" mountain bike rides that orientate new visitors to the
trails. Meet at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. At 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, participate in a guided 11-mile, 5-hour, moderately
strenuous hike of Shady Canyon, Serrano Ridge and Laguna Coast
Wilderness Park. Directions regarding meeting area are obtained upon
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
20101 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 923-2235 or www.ocparks.com
Call the rangers and ask about special group hikes for schools,
scouts and other organizations and clubs. Parking $2. No dogs.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Activities:
Wilderness access: From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday
at Willow Canyon Road staging area on Laguna Canyon Road just south
of El Toro Road intersection. Open for hiker, equestrian and mountain
bicyclist access on specified trails without guides.
Jim Dilley Greenbelt Preserve: From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every
Saturday and Sunday. Hikers only on specified trails without guides.
Trails include Barbara's Lake, the largest of the Laguna Lakes and
the only natural lakes in Orange County.
Guided hikes in Laurel Canyon: At 8 a.m. every Saturday, 3.5-mile
guided hike by Laguna Greenbelt Inc. volunteers. Call for
reservations. There is $2 donation per hiker.
Laguna Heights: Open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily, year-round.
Trailhead for West Ridge trail and other trails into Aliso and Wood
Canyons Wilderness Park.
Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. welcomes volunteers, call (949) 497-8190
for more information or online at www.lagunagreenbelt.org.
Laguna Greenbelt Inc. welcomes volunteers, call (949) 497-8190 for
more information or online at www.lagunagreenbelt.org
* Activities compiled by Marla Smith from the LAGUNA CANYON
FOUNDATION, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving,
enhancing and protecting Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and the
adjacent coastal canyon parks. For more information check out
www.lagunacanyon.org or-855-7275 (PARK).