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    Lake Forest, California

    Whiting Ranch Wilderness Excursion

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    Cleveland, OH
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    4/3/2009
    I didn't do the full 5 miles, just some 1/4 mile stretches along different points of the coast. It's a very easy stroll along the beach, with opportunity to walk to beach-level and hike along the rocky shore (which is way more fun that walking on concrete!). It was very pretty, very peaceful, and relaxing. You can watch the surfers, stroll along the rocks, or sit and read a book. It would be very romantic to take your loved one on a walk along this shore. It's definitely a relaxing experience and not much of a "hike". 4 stars for scenery and atmosphere.
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    Boise, ID
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    8/1/2005
    This was an awesome experience but I would characterize it more as a 4 mile "walk on the beach" ending with a fairly steep 500 vertical foot climb up to Torrey Pines state park. Once at Torrey Pines, you can extend the journey by hiking any of a number of loops overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The hike up to Torrey is well worth the effort. Some of the loops include descriptions of the odd mix of desert/marine plant life that inhabits the bluffs.
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    Trail Information

    Lake Forest
    Nearby City
    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    5.4
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Easy
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy
    Physical Difficulty
    82% dirt trails, 18% paved roads
    Terrain
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    30 minutes- 2 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    The Thomas Guide by Rand McNally—Street Guide: Los Angeles and Orange Counties (any recent year), page 862
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