Come join us for a walk in Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park starting at Pacific (No Name) Ridge!
The group size is being kept small. Please don’t RSVP unless you are very sure that you can attend. Please observe all social distancing protocols.
Sorry, Dogs are NOT permitted on any of the hiking trails in the park.
## Key Info:
## Meet and Greet at the rest room area at 9:20 AM.
## Hike Briefing at 9:25 AM.
## The hike departs promptly at 9:30 AM.
## If you arrive late or otherwise choose to do this walk on your own, just follow the directions detailed below. And bring a friend!
Difficulty: This hike is moderately challenging, with some uphill climbs over varied terrain. If you can walk at least 6 miles in under 2 hours, you should be able to do this hike.
Pace: – About 20 minutes/mile
Distance: About 5 miles.
Elevation Gain: About 700 feet.
Description: We will head up (left on) Pacific (No Name) Ridge, directly across the street from the rest room meeting spot, and turn right on Bommer trail. These are nice big, wide, well groomed dirt maintenance roads. We will then take Fence Line/Missing Link — a narrow single-track trail — until it ends at Moro Ridge and turn left, heading back up to Bommer. Turning right on Bommer, we will proceed about a half-mile and turn left on Willow trail, with another immediate left on Laurel Spur, descending down into Laurel Canyon. We will turn left at Lizard Trail — another scenic single-track trail — for a gradual climb back up to Bommer, turn right, and head back to our starting point.
See the Photos section for a detailed route map.
Sometimes we may see some wildlife: quail, hawks, roadrunners, bunny wabbits, and if we are very lucky, maybe a snake or a tarantula.
Rating: Level 2 – Click here for hike RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf)
Parking: There is plenty of free on-street parking all along Ridge Park Road and East Coastal Peak Road. GPS Address: 20403 E Coastal Peak, Newport Coast, CA 92657. I usually park on the street right in front of the restrooms.
Facilities: We start the hike at the rest rooms in Coastal Peak Park. All of the other rest rooms on this hike are disguised as bushes….
What to bring: Water and snacks, sunglasses, sturdy hiking shoes, maybe hiking poles if you have them, a hat or umbrella for sun protection, a happy attitude and a big smile!
Crystal Cove SP Trail Map: http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CrystalCoveMap_40.25×32.25_10-23-12-1.pdf
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Trail Map: https://www.ocparks.com/sites/ocparks/files/2021-05/Edited%20N959%201093551%20Laguna%20Revised%20Maps%202%20Sided%201.pdf
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