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Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park 28373 Alicia...

December 06, 2002

Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel

Park Information: (949) 923-2200 or www.ocparks.com

The park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily, year-round for

hiking, bicycling and equestrian use. Parking $2. No dogs.

Crystal Cove

State Park

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8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

Park Conditions, (949) 494-3539; Interpretive Programs, (949)

497-7647

State Web site www.parks.ca.gov local Web site

www.crystalcovestatepark.com

The Irvine Ranch

Land Reserve

The Nature Conservancy

(714) 832-7478 or irvineranch@tnc.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

reservations.

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).

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