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EARLY SAT MORNING OC WORKOUT - Boat Canyon Trail in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

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    This hike is intended to replace the Chiquito Falls hike that was supposed to be on this day but moved out due to a birthday party celebration that night on the same day.


    The good thing is this hiking location is much closer and will still give us a great conditioning workout!!!


    Trail Details

    Distance: 8.2 miles (full distance)
    Time: ~3 hours
    Difficulty: Strenuous (if doing the entire trail)
    Elevation gain: 2,769 ft
    Dogs: No


    Note that this is NOT a beginner hike. Although it is considered advanced level, most likely we'll do a shorter version to set it more at an intermediate level.


    The plan is to start the hike at 7 AM and to finish by 11 AM. Since this is only 4 hours, most likely we'll only do part of the trail. But we still have the option to continue further depending on how we feel.



    More about this trail

    Boat Canyon is a terrific 8.2 mile hike in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, climbing up above Boat Canyon, dropping down to Laguna Canyon Road and climbing back up again before returning to the trailhead — it’s a serious workout! There are fantastic ocean views and it makes a fun hike to do in the evening with the trail lit by the full moon.


    The trail begins at Gate #14 at the end of Dartmoor Street in Laguna Beach. One advantage to this entrance is that there is free parking on the street. Remember that this is a residential neighborhood, so be respectful and keep the noise down.  The official parking lots for Laguna Coast Wilderness charge $3.



    Pass the gate and head up the hill on Boat Road. At the first junction, you can take a short detour to the left for panoramic views up and down the Orange County coastline, including Laguna Beach and Newport Coast. Backtrack to the junction and continue up Boat Road. The next junction comes at the ridge. You’ll turn left here and head down Bommer Ridge.



    Take the steep Big Bend Trail (the first right) down almost all the way to Laguna Canyon Road. The trail is well marked to the left and the Big Bend parking area, but take the lesser traveled trail to the right. This trail parallels Laguna Canyon Road back towards the coast before finally turning back uphill on the steep Laguna Ridge Trail.


    When you reach the top of the ridge, you’ll jog to the right about five yards and turn left on Boat Road, returning the way you came and completing the loop.

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  • Joo Hong K.

    I am up for local hike like Temascal Canyon or Eaton Canyon hike around 8 or 9 AM. It will be close to Kim's home too.

    April 3, 2013

    • Kim P.

      How long for the hike Joo? If it's too short 2-3 miles then I will pass but thanks =). See you on Sat night.

      April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There's a Smugglers Cove hike going on at 9:15am with Entourage

      April 4, 2013

  • Kim P.

    Hi the hike still on?

    April 2, 2013

    • Jay

      Can I get back to you on Saturday morning before 6 AM? lol

      April 3, 2013

  • Sharon

    At 6:30am..?!? what is wrong with u....?

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Sharon

      Kim, you are awfully nice. Hope you guys enjoy the hike! I'll sleep in.. =D

      March 31, 2013

    • Kim P.'re welcome =). I guess the hike will be cancel lol. I can sleep in.

      March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    "There are fantastic ocean views and it makes a fun hike to do in the evening with the trail lit by the full moon." -- I hope you do an evening hike sometime!

    March 27, 2013


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