There are a couple good places to hike off the HWY 133 in Laguna Beach. There are two new trailhead parking lots about 1-mile and 1.5 miles north of the HWY 133 and El Toro Rd intersection (a few miles south off the 405 FWY). All trails are in the same type of terrain and offer year-round hikes. A good hike in Laguna is the one off of Laguna Canyon Road. To get there from the church take the 405S to the 133S, go 100 yards past El Toro Road and turn right into the parking lot. It is only open on the weekends from 8 or 9AM until 3PM. There may be a small parking fee of $2 per car. You'll want to take the trail that start's near the parking lot entrance. No bikers are allowed on this trail for the first mile or two. This will take you up along a stream, waterfalls (Winter/Spring) and eventually to the top of a hill overlooking most of Orange County. To take the trail to the top and back down is about 2 hours or so and is about a 4-5 mile roundtrip. Beginning hikers can handle this, so long as you work out at least once a week for a 1 hour duration. There are a few challenging sections and the altitude gain is about 1000 FT to go the the top of the trail (best guess). Good hikes in Irvine/Orange/Tustin area may be found by clicking here.
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