Trail Restoration

We work with OC Parks to prioritize, design and build sustainable and fun trails

Current Status: In Progress | Start Date: September 2014 | Expected Completion: Ongoing | Project Head: Hallie Jones

Laguna Canyon Foundation is working with OC Parks to take a holistic view at our authorized trail system and prioritize the most urgent trail projects. We look at surrounding habitat and impacts to wildlife, make the trails sustainable by keeping people on the trail and getting water off the trail, and design trails so they're fun for everyone.

Our first project was Lizard, which was the first trail to be added to the authorized trail system since Laguna Coast Wilderness Park opened in 1993. This popular but unauthorized trail provides a loop between Bommer Ridge and Laurel Spur, and is known for its tight single track and varied terrain.

We’re currently working on 5 Oaks in Aliso and Wood Canyon. This technical downhill trail is in need of some serious tread stabilization, erosion control and habitat restoration to make it sustainable and to preserve its primitive aspects.

Next up is Laguna Ridge, also in Laguna Coast. This fall-line trail has been eroded down to bedrock, and needs some well-designed fixes to make it more ride-able, hike-able and safe.

You can be part of our trail team by joining us as a trail maintenance volunteer, or contributing to our trail fund. We always welcome your input on our trail system, and would love to hear from you.

Become a Trail Maintenance Volunteer!