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“Beautiful place to hike”

Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
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Galway, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to hike”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Just a few minutes away from the beautiful Laguna Beach there is this trail (or better, a series of trails) going up and down the mountains, which makes for a really nice hike. There are trails that are quite easy and others that are a little more demanding, but it's still nothing that a reasonably fit amateur cannot do. The landscapes are beautiful, you really feel like you are getting away from the urban/suburban life of Southern California.
There are also rangers going constantly up and down, which makes you feel safe in case you get lost or need help.
If I may something that was not so cool, on the other hand, there a little too many mountain-bikers going downhill too fast for my taste. But all in all it makes for a great hike.

Visited March 2014
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Lakewood, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Recently I had to move back to Ohio for awhile, and I really miss Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park! There is nothing that compares to it!! It's a great walk by yourself, or with a friend!

Visited June 2013
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“Nature, relaxing”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

In the heart of south orange county, this is an outstanding area for hiking, biking and jogging. Surrounded by greenery and homes, you' ll find plenty of wildlife in this jewel of a park! Kudos the the county for keeping it up and going!

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Peaceful, Friendly Hikers”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

loved everything. a wonderful walk for a couple hours. like a mini vacation. serene, in with nature, might see animals

Visited June 2013
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Laguna Hills, California
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Trails”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I hike a lot in the Wilderness Park. Most of the trails are moderate, but if you stay on wood canyon trail it is fairly easy for hiking and biking. Trail maps are at the trail head and are easy to read and trails are clearly marked. There are several places you can hop on the various trails, but I do not recommend starting at Top of theWorld in Laguna Beach. It's a beautiful ocean view, but if you start there and hike back the majority of your hike back will be uphill (I've just found its easier to do the hard part first).

Many mountain bikers use the trail, but they are kind and respectful of hikers.

Visited August 2013
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