Trail Stewardship

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




Laguna Canyon Foundation was founded to protect our open space. The wilderness parks that surround us – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park – are both nature preserves as well as places for us to recreate. For years, Laguna Canyon Foundation, in close partnership with OC Parks, has been committed to maintaining and improving the trail systems to be more sustainable while remaining fun and safe for all users.

Our guiding principles are to keep users on the trail and water off the trail. Our efforts include:
  • System-wide assessment and planning
  • Regular maintenance including clearing drains and brush
  • Drainage and tread improvement
  • Habitat restoration
  • Realignment and new tread construction


Our trail work is a true community effort. Volunteers, OC Parks staff and Laguna Canyon Foundation staff work side by side repairing and improving trails to minimize impacts on the sensitive coastal sage scrub habitat. To accomplish our mission, we need the help of the full range park visitors and supporters: bikers, hikers, equestrians, photographers, neighbors and naturalists.

Become a Laguna Canyon Foundation Volunteer!