Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach Chapter presents
Emerald Canyon/Bommer Ridge Day Hike
June 12, 2022, 8:00 AM
(Registration is open from May 22 through June 11, 2022)
Contact: Frederick Brown. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 562-754-1838
This moderate hike loops through coastal canyons in the heart of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The route follows tree shaded Willow and Emerald Canyons, passing weather carved rock formations and meadows. The hike also includes Emerald and Bommer Ridges with panoramic vistas of the ocean, coastline, and San Joaquin Hills.
We start at the northwest corner of the parking lot at the trailhead and start up Willow Canyon, traversing Willow Ridge, Laurel Canyon, Emerald Canyon, Bommer Ridge and Willow Canyon Road. The hiking trail boasts the coveted shade of sycamore and oak trees, large sandstone boulders, and grassy oak woodlands. The total distance covered is approximately 7.0 miles with an elevation of 1, 400 feet.
The parking lot opens at 8:00 AM and fills up quickly, so get there at 7:45 AM. Please arrive prepared with the recommended 10 essentials.Click here for the list. Snack breaks will be taken at regular intervals.
Directions to the trail head:
From the 405 Freeway in Irvine, take the Laguna Canyon Road (Hwy 133) exit, and drive approximately 5 miles south to the signed Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Staging Area parking lot on the right, just south of the El Toro Road intersection. There is no fee for this hike. The parking Fee is $15.00. Ride sharing is encouraged. Click here for a map of the parking area.
Click here for the park website.
Click here for a trail map of the park.
If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration, so the next person on the waiting list can have a chance to register.