July 4th Fireworks View-Picnic Laguna Beach

  • July 4, 2013 · 6:15 PM
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It is time to celebrate a "free" day--nation's holiday: Independence Day. Please read the post careful and find driving direction at the end of the post! WE WILL JOIN A BIG CROWD OF HIKINGOC

Meeting Time: 6:10-6:15 PM (at trailhead-residential area, so carpool if it is possible)

Difficulty: easy pace, all levels (it's short, but start uphill right away: we'll take time hiking up)

Duration: 2 miles RT hike and picnic in 1.5 hours. Optional fireworks view later nearby.

We will meet at Gate 14 of Laguna Coast Wilderness. Since this is a residential area, we'll limit number of participants, only RSVP if you are sure to go. Street parking when you arrive (try to carpool with someone you know to save space), walk pass the gate, keep your voice down and we will meet near the Park sign: Laguna Coast Wilderness

Essentials: Water, Traction hiking shoes (hiking shoes), snacks, or anything to eat and celebrate July 4. Also a beach towel or something if you like to seat and relax.

Last year July 4th is on full moon, we checked out the view in Laguna Beach for the first time, it was awesome, click to see photos.

ABOUT:  Boat Canyon is a ridge above Laguna Beach, after a mile uphill, we'll stop the lookout, relax, picnic and hope to see some fireworks before heading back down.

Trail Map: click Laguna Coast Wilderness to see the trail map

Directions: We meet at Gate 14. Yahoo Map or Google to Dunnegan Dr and Dartmoor St, Laguna Beach. Please map your direction before hand and don't rely on your GPS alone as the trailhead is a bit tricky to find. Dartmoor St and Hillcrest Dr signs are under the tree branches, so it's tough for first time driving here. From Pacific Coast Hwy going south (pass Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Crystal Cove before reach to Laguna Beach), turn left on San Joaquin St (Viejo is the next light street), right on HILLCREST DR, Turn Left on DARTMOOR ST drive to the end.
From PCH going North pass Laguna Beach turn right on San Joaquin St (right after you pass Viejo, the street with light), right on HILLCREST DR, Turn Left on DARTMOOR ST drive to the end

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  • Lily

    Hope you got some nice shots, Xuan! Vohn, we missed you as RSVP so late, I was hiking then and couldn't get back to you.

    July 5, 2013

  • vohn

    Hi. Is it ok If I just go for the picnic and not the hike?

    July 4, 2013

    • Xuan

      Hi Vohn, u have to hike up a 1 mile hill to get the view point where we have picnic and watch firework.

      July 4, 2013

  • Khoa

    Is any one interested in carpooling?

    July 4, 2013

  • waterfall

    Thank you Lily for organizing. You're the best !!!

    June 20, 2013

    • Lily

      I updated the time change, Thuy. Please make a note of it and let your friends know!

      June 27, 2013

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