February 8, 2008
Note: Winter is rainy season. Parks remain closed for two or more days after significant rainfall. ? CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $10 day-use parking fee. The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. Docent-led backcountry hikes are scheduled for most Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. Hikes are three to five miles and last about two hours.
March 18, 2005
Wilderness parks backcountry can be closed for two or more days after significant rainfall. Call to check accessibility. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road is 6,400-acres. Trails from Willow Canyon open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. . Laguna Heightstrailhead is open 7 a.m. to sunset daily all year. Special Activities: Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. docent volunteers lead hikes at 8 a.m. each second and fourth Saturday of the month with one Saturday.
October 31, 2003
Mike Swanson Greenbelt activists and lovers of open space in Laguna Beach and across the county can look forward to enjoying a parcel of land linking the Cleveland National Forest to the Pacific coast after an Irvine Co. donation to this month. A 42-acre parcel called Moro Ridge Link will first serve as a thoroughfare between Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Orange County environmentalists see the donation as a big step toward providing an open corridor for wildlife, allowing animals to be less confined to either the Cleveland National Forest or coastal parks.
June 27, 2003
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Laguna Beach Coastline-Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to 494-8979; call 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilot@ latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at www.latimes.com/news/ local/coastline. SATURDAY WEEKEND HIKES Laguna Coast Wilderness Park offers hiking, mountain biking and equestrian riding on designated trails at the Willow Canyon Staging Area, 20101 Laguna Canyon Rd., and hiking on designated trails at the Dilley Preserve on Laguna Canyon Road every Saturday and Sunday.
March 14, 2003
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel Park Information: (949) 923-2200 or www.ocparks.com The park is open daily, year round, 7 a.m. to sunset for hiking, bicycling and equestrian use. Parking $2. No dogs. From noon until 12:30 p.m. participate in an easy ranger-led walk on Saturday, March 22. The Orange County Natural History Museum is at the Park entrance and open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.