Been cooped up for too long? Need an easy hike to get back on your feet? Are you a beginner just trying to get started hiking? Please join us for a hike down No Name (Pacific) Ridge at beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness and Crystal Cove State Parks.
This flexible hike is suitable for beginner to low intermediate hikers.
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.
This is not the beach walk.
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 8:50 AM.
## Hike Briefing/Stretching at 8:55 AM.
## The hike departs promptly at 9:00 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: If you can walk at least 4 miles in under 90 minutes, you should be able to do this hike. Stronger hikers are encouraged to go faster, or extend the hike for a longer distance. Just ask me for recommendations.
Distance: About 4 miles.
Pace: Relaxed/Easy – About 22-24 minutes/mile
Elevation Gain: About 600 feet
Rating: Level 1+ to 2. Click here for hike RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf)
Description: Pacific/No Name Ridge trail is a nice big, wide, well groomed dirt maintenance road that goes all the way to the Crystal Cove park ranger station down at PCH. This hike will only cover the first half of that ridge. We will have some moderate hills up and down along the way. Along with cooling ocean breezes, there are nice views of the ocean ahead, and the other ridges and canyons along the way. This out and back hike is primarily downhill for the first half. Then turn around and return the we came.
Sometimes we may see some wildlife: quail, hawks, roadrunners, bunny wabbits, and if we are very lucky, maybe a snake or a tarantula.
Parking: There is plenty of on-street parking all along Ridge Park Road and East Coastal Peak Road. GPS Address: 20403 E Coastal Peak, Newport Coast, CA 92657.
Route: From the rest room meeting point, we can access the Pacific Ridge trail directly across the street, heading to the right, toward the ocean. See Photos for more details.
What to bring: Water, maybe a snack or lunch, sunglasses, sturdy hiking shoes, maybe hiking poles if you have them, a hat or umbrella, a happy attitude and a big smile!
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***Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks and snake bites. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***