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Note: Fire season has begun! Please stay alert in wilderness parks and report any suspicious activity to park staff.


Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $10 day-use parking.

The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. Docent-led backcountry hikes are scheduled for most Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. Hikes are three to five miles and last about two hours. Note: All hikes meet at the El Moro Visitor Center (from Coast Highway, turn inland at light for School/State Park, follow park signs), unless otherwise indicated. Information: (949) 497-7647 or via e-mail


  • Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Friday. Meet at Los Trancos parking lot. From Coast Highway, turn inland at Los Trancos.
  • Native Plant Hike, 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • Full-Moon Hike, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Meet at Los Trancos Parking Lot. Reservations are required. Call (949) 509-4787 to reserve a space.
  • Historic District guided tours are held on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. The free tours have expanded by adding a plein-air demonstration at the conclusion of each tour. The walking begin at 10 a.m. across from the Historic District in the Los Trancos parking lot at Coast Highway.
  • No reservations are required; for more information, visit