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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Have a dog? Wondering where are the best places to take your best friend for a nature walk in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park? While this park is massive spanning 45,000 acres stretching from Laguna Beach all the way to Aliso Viejo, there are multiple pet-friendly trails for families to take their furry little pet along with them on an afternoon hike.

West Ridge Trail
Easy – 2 Miles
The West Ridge Trail start at the corner of Canyon Vistas and Pacific Park in Aliso Viejo. It can also be accessed from Alta Laguna Blvd. in Laguna Beach.

Aliso Creek Bike Trail
Easy – 3 Miles
This trail is accessable from the Laguna Niguel Regional Park off Alicia Parkway in-between Pacific Park and Aliso Creek Road.

Aliso Peak Trail
Easy – .5 Miles
This easy trail can be found off the street of Pacific Island Drive off Alicia Parkway in Laguna Niguel.

Aliso Summit Trail
Easy – 2 Miles
The trail can be accessed from Highlands Avenue or Pacific Island Drive off Alicia Parkway in Laguna Niguel.

Aswut Trail
Easy – .75 Miles
Find the Aswut Trail off Pacific Coast Highway and Nyes Place in Laguna Beach. Take Nyes until it turns into Balboa Avenue and dead ends at the this trail.

Toovet Trail
Easy – .25 Miles
This trail is accessable from the Aliso Peak Trail or Valido Trail off West Street in Laguna Beach.

Valido Trail
Difficult – .5 Miles
The Valido Trail is the only pet-friendly difficult trail. It can be accessed off West Street in Laguna Beach.

Have fun exploring this beautiful trails with your lovable pet.

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5 Comments

  1. Dogs are not allowed at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. It’s called a Wilderness Park, and not a Regional Park, for a reason. It’s a wildlife sanctuary. Pets like dogs give off scents and leave behind urine (and feces, if owners aren’t courteous) that disrupts the natural way wildlife moves about in the park. Dogs and other pets are generally not permitted in any of the county Wilderness Parks and are sometimes are only allowed on certain trails in the county Regional Parks if they are on a leash. There are some exemptions for horses at the Wilderness Parks. This blog post is really a disservice to the county parks system and the residents of the county, and I would recommend removing it and reading the rules in the future. You can also call the Wilderness Park ranger station or the central parks office and confirm this information with them. You can read the rules for yourself and they say “No pets” here: http://ocparks.com/parks/aliso/rules

    • Nope. They are allowed on these designated trails. There is signage within the park clearly labeling these as dog friendly trails =)

    • I can conquer… these trails are listed as dog friendly in the map distributed by forest rangers. I was given this map by a ranger today. The Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park has hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, and dog trails and they are designated on the map. There are 7 dog friendsly trails within this particular park.

  2. Such an inspiration!

  3. Ranger kicked me out because I was with a dog 🙁

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