31371 Niguel Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA
JOIN MEETUP FRIENDS FOR A RELAXED MIDWEEK EVENING WALK.... down the beautiful Salt Creek Trail to the magnificent Salt Creek Beach. We will return after the hike to Amber's Cantina for their Tuesday dinner specials!
ABOUT THE HIKE: This is a moderate paced 5.2 mile round trip along a paved bike path with beautiful views of the fragrant sage dense Salt Creek wetlands and the sounds of singing frogs! The trail has a few small hills, but is mostly gently sloped - suitable for both beginner and advanced hikers. We take a short rest stop at Salt Creek Beach with rest room and drinking fountain facilities.... and return along the same route to our Meetup parking area. The total hike time is approximately two hours.
GENERAL RATING/DIFFICULTY: Advanced beginner (moderate) for distance, elevation and pace.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Regular walking shoes, not hiking boots, are appropriate as this is a paved trail. As day light becomes shorter, a flashlight may be helpful. The Salt Creek trail is dog friendly.
FOLLOWING THE HIKE: As an ongoing tradition of this event, many hikers following the hike enjoy the Taco Tuesday dinner special (two dollar tacos and two dollar Coronas) at Amber's Cantina or the Tuesday dinner special (two dollar pizza slices, two dollar dinner salad, and two dollar Coronas) at Fratello's Italian Restaurant.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 5 Freeway, take the Crown Valley Parkway exit toward the coast. Approximately one mile south of the Laguna Niguel town center, turn left on Club House Drive. At the south west corner of Niguel Road and Club House Drive, turn into the retail center. Look for the Meetup gathering in the parking area that fronts Fratello's Restaurant and Amber's Cantina. Please plan to arrive ten minutes early to provide time for a brief orientation and introductions.
DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.