Emerald Canyon

Laguna Beach, California

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Equally as beautiful as El Moro Canyon in neighboring Crystal Cove State Park, Emerald Canyon receives much less visitation. Entry to the lower end of the canyon by way of Laguna Beach’s city streets is blocked by a formidable fence, so it’s only accessible from above. Both hikers and mountain bikers follow the route described here. Take care not to brush against the luxuriant poison oak lining the trail.

Emerald Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Equally as beautiful as El Moro Canyon in neighboring Crystal Cove State Park, Emerald Canyon receives much less visitation. Entry to the lower end of the canyon by way of Laguna Beach’s city streets is blocked by a formidable fence, so it’s only accessible from above.

Both hikers and mountain bikers follow the route described here. Take care not to brush against the luxuriant poison oak lining the trail."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Laguna Beach
Distance: 8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best: November through May
Local Contacts: OC Parks: LCWP
Driving Directions: Directions to Emerald Canyon

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