Top Of The World Hike!
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Difficult Day Hike
Saturday February 11 starting at 8 AM
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in south Orange County covers more than 4,200 acres of scenic canyons, rock formations, meadows, old oaks, and is home to lots of wildlife.
This 7.5 mile loop trail will offer nice views of Laguna Beach and the surrounding mountains as we make our way to the "Top of the World" where we will have time to rest and have a snack. Along the way we will hike on Car Wreck Trail and wonder how that car ended up in the middle of nowhere.
The hike will take about 4 hours so bring plenty of water and snacks to keep up your energy.
Total elevation gain is 1,079 ft.
DIRECTIONS: The group will meet at 8:00 AM at Canyon View Park, 22144 Canyon Vistas, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.
From the I-5 take El Toro Road west. Turn left at Moulton Pkwy. Make a right on Glenwood Dr. that turns into Pacific Park after crossing the toll road. Turn right on Canyon Vistas and Canyon View
The Park is on the left after 0.5 miles. We will gather at the Canyon View staging area on the corners of Canyon Vistas and Silkwood. Parking is free and is in a residential neighborhood. The hike will start at 8:15 and we should arrive back at our starting point by noon.
As an after hike option, those who are so inclined will gather for lunch at a local eatery nearby.
WHAT TO BRING: Sturdy walking shoes or trail runners, at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, hat, windbreaker/sweater if it is cool, cameras, and snacks. Also, bring your ten essentials - click here for the list. There is a portable toilet at the trail head, restrooms and water at Alta Laguna Park.
Click here for the link to the park website for you to check on conditions, maps, etc.
Hike Leader is Rick Ponce.
Rick can be reached via email:
Special COVID Related Requirements:
Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:
- I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the leader.
- I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
I will contact trip leader if I test positive for COVID within 7 days of the event
‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.