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Willow Staging Area

Laguna Beach, CA

(949) 497-8324

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18751 Laguna Canyon Rd Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
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  • Brandon Beauvais 5 days ago

    This trail is awesome! You gain a lot of elevation in the beginning so be prepared for some serious cardio. There's a lot of elevation change with the rolling hills that span the entirety of the hike. There is a bunch to see and overall it's an amazing hike especially during May when it hasn't been too hot and the costal breeze is so refreshing. I traveled the entire 7.6 miles and man is it one hell of a work out especially with 26lbs on your back. The views of the hike are pretty impressive and at times you forget you are smack dab in the middle of the OC. There's a good amount of scenery to look at and the costal overview is awesome! Note! Just make sure you get your car out of the paid lot by 5pm otherwise you will get closed in and may get cited! It happened to me as I came short on time but luckily the parks were gracious enough to give me a warning.

  • David Shankster 72 days ago

    Did a 8 mile run through these hills, did over a 1000ft in elevation climp, wide main train, not much tree coverage so wish I wore a hat:) gets exciting and motivating wants you see the ocean in the distance. I recommend trying it out in the morning or evening if it's going to be a warm day or bring extra water.

  • Joe Ramirez 116 days ago

    Great hike! Beautiful scenery and a good workout to boot. Started up the willow canyon trail then onto laurel spur and finally down laurel canyon trail. About a 3.5 mike loop.

  • Scott Gabel 118 days ago

    Parking for Laguna Coast Wilderness trails. Admission $3 there is a machine that takes cash or credit. lot can get full especially on weekends. There are portable toilets.

  • cy monster 155 days ago

    Good place to begin a hike or bike up Willow or Stagecoach trail. $3 to park a car. Porta potty and water fountain, a couple tables w comfy chairs, too. Ranger is often late at opening time with opening the gate so be prepared to wait if you arrive early.

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