Big Laguna Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The 6-mile Big Laguna Trail, completed in 1991, wends its scenic way over gently rolling hills and grassy dales, never dipping below 5400 feet of elevation nor rising to more than 5900 feet. By combining the BLT with a 4-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail, you can cover a relatively flat 10 miles with lots of varied scenery. Mountain bikers can use the Big Laguna Trail portion of the route described here, but bikes are prohibited on all parts of the PCT, which is reserved for bipedal and quadrupedal creatures (humans, horses, and dogs). On a bike, however, you could close the loop by riding on Sunrise Highway. The cool, dry days of autumn are perfect times to enjoy this loop hike. You’ll walk under wind-battered, 200-year-old Jeffrey pines and spreading black oaks whose golden yellow leaves shimmer in the breeze."