Experience how the early settlers enjoyed coastal Orange County living by exploring Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. There is not much wilderness left along the coast of Southern California, but this park is a 7,000 acre part of the South Coast Wilderness Area. This area also includes Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, The City of Irvine Open Space, Crystal Cove State Park, and Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. All of these areas together span nearly 20,000 acres.
A New Experience of Coastal Orange County Living Awaits in the Wilderness Park
The Laguna Coast Wilderness Park parking lot is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the trails are open from 7 a.m. to sunset. Be aware that the park might be closed for a few days after rain. There is a parking fee of $3 per day, but annual passes are available in the park office. Stop into the Nix Nature Center to learn more about the park, the animals that call coastal Orange County home, the foliage, and the trails. There are many exhibits, wildlife viewing portals, and activities at the nature center. There are also regularly scheduled guided tours, events, and programs each month. Group tours can be arranged as well.
There are more than 40 miles of trails that weave their way through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Hike, bike, or ride a horse through sycamore woodlands, climb up ridges that offer gorgeous views, and see riparian habitats above you on the canyon trails. Experiencing coastal Orange County living is more than just sandy beaches, theme parks, shopping, and dining, it is about the natural environment as well. It is important to protect these areas so that open space, natural beauty, and wildlife habitat is not lost. Show your support for the outdoors by visiting this park. Read more about Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and plan your visit.