Category: Orange County – Coast

Laguna Beach, Newport, Dana Point and more.

Canyon Community Park (Costa Mesa)

Text and photography copyright 2011 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor activities. The author does not take any responsibility…

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Las Ramblas Loop

Text and photography copyright 2011 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor activities. The author does not take any responsibility…

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Colinas Bluff Trail

Location: Laguna Niguel, on the corner of Marina Hills and Golden Lantern.  From I-5, take the Crown Valley Parkway exit.  Go southwest on Crown Valley for 0.3 miles, and go left on Cabot.  After 0.6 miles, go right on Paseo De Colinas.  After 0.9 miles, go left on Golden Lantern.  After a mile, park in…

Colinas Bluff Trail, San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Aliso Summit Trail

Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor activities. The author does not take any responsibility…

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Valdido Trail to Aliso Peak

Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved.  Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability.  All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor activities.  The author does not take any responsibility…

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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

  Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Location: Pacific Coast Highway between Huntington Beach and Sunset Beach, across from Bolsa Chica State Beach.  From I-405, take Seal Beach Blvd. to its end at Pacific Coast Highway and head left (south) for 4.5 miles.  You’ll pass the entrance to the reserve (across the street from the beach), and…

Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach, CA

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Dripping Cave from the West Ridge Trail (Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park)

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Corona Del Mar Sea Caves

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Dana Point Sea Caves

 Dana Point Sea Caves Location: Dana Point.  From I-5, take the Pacific Coast Highway exit.  Go 1.3 miles west and take a left on Dana Harbor Drive and go 1.3 more miles to the end. Agency:  Ocean Institute Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation gain: level Suggested time: 1 hour Difficulty rating: PG Best season: All year,…

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Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail

Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor activities. The author does not take any responsibility…

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Laguna Bowl Loop

Location: High Drive, Laguna Beach. From Pacific Coast Highway, take Broadway/Highway 133 north for 0.2 mile. Turn left on Acacia and make an immediate right on High Drive. Park where available, noting posted restrictions. If you are coming from the north, the turnoff for Acacia Drive is 8.3 miles south of the 405 Freeway and…

Laguna Bowl Trail, Laguna Beach, CA

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Aliso Peak

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved.  Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability.  All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other…

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