Emerald Vista Point

Laguna Beach, California 92698

Emerald Vista Point

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"On the most transparent winter days, the view from Emerald Vista Point spans more than 200 miles of Southern California coast and extends out to sea for a distance of 100 miles or more."

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Orange County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster)
John McKinney
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"All of Crystal Cove State Park’s ridgelines offer inspiring Pacific views, but surely the grandest of panoramas are to be found from a perch atop Moro Ridge. Emerald Bay and Laguna Beach are the most obvious sights to see from this little lookout located less than a half mile as the seagull flies from the Pacific breakers. That’s just a start. Down-coast lie Dana Point, Point Loma and, south of the border, Mexico’s Coronado Islands. Santa Clemente floats gently on the seas to the southwest while Catalina, looking quite rugged and mountainous, rises boldly in your face in the west. Up-coast, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, too, rises dramatically above the shoreline. On particularly clear days the Santa Monica Mountains and the Ventura County coastline are visible."

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Trail Information

Laguna Beach
Nearby City
800 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Best: October through May
Crystal Cove State Park
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