Summertime (and the living is easy....)! This a moderate-pace hike on the back country trails of Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. This is not the beach walk.
Sorry, Dogs are NOT permitted on any of the hiking trails in the park.
## Key Info:
## Meet and Greet at the rest room area at 5:20 PM.
## Hike Briefing at 5:25 PM.
## The hike departs promptly at 5:30 PM.
## Sunset is at 8:04 PM.
## If you arrive late or otherwise choose to do this walk on your own, just follow the directions detailed below. And bring a friend.
Length: Up to 7 miles, about 2½ hours, with 1,100 ft gain/loss.
Difficulty: The full loop is nearly 7 miles and a moderate workout hike.
Pace: Moderate (20 - 25 minutes/mile)
Description: We will head down No Name Ridge, directly across the street from the rest room meeting spot. This is a nice big, wide, well groomed dirt maintenance road. We will turn left at the West Cut-Across, head down on Rattlesnake trail into Deer Canyon, and back up Ticketron to No Name Ridge, back to the starting point.
Sometimes we may see some wildlife: quail, hawks, roadrunners, bunny wabbits, and if we are very lucky, maybe a snake or a tarantula.
Rating: Level 2 - Click here for hike RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf)
Parking: There is plenty of free on-street parking all along Ridge Park Road and East Coastal Peak Road. GPS Address: 20403 E Coastal Peak, Newport Coast, CA 92657. I usually park on the street right in front of the restrooms.
What to bring: Water, maybe a snack or lunch, sunglasses, sturdy hiking shoes, maybe hiking poles if you have them, a hat or umbrella, a happy attitude and a big smile!
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