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Scenic places to walk in South OC

Updated on April 3, 2011

Since I love to walk outdoors, I found that I needed many different "local" routes in order to keep my motivation going. Some of the more inspiring places I have walked I would love to share so others may be blessed by the beauty and tranquility of these surroundings.

1. Public beach access by Montage Hotel - South Laguna Beach

2. Eucalyptus forest (residential area in Lake Forest)

3. Laguna Niguel Regional Park ( 3 miles around the lake)

I have a couple of other places to ad but I must find more specific details for you. If you would like directions to any of these walks, please let me know!

The photo below is from the public beach access by the Montage Hotel.

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      Catlyn 7 years ago from Somewhere in the OC

      Sure Jewelissa! From Santa Ana, go south on the I-5.

      I will take you to Laguna Regional Park first and then bring you around in a loop. Exit on La Paz Road and turn right. Take La Paz at least 2 miles until you cross Aliso Creek Road. The regional park will be on your right and I like to find parking somewhere in the shopping center on the corner of Aliso Creek and La Paz so I don't have to pay an entry fee. Leaving the regional park, continue on La Paz (away from the freeway and the way you came) to Crown Valley Parkway. Turn right on Crown Valley until you hit Pacific Coast Highway. Go right on PCH and proceed north until you come to a Ruby's Diner on the right side of the road. The Montage is directly across from Ruby's, so you will have to find parking and cross the highway and follow the signs for public beach access. When you leave the beach, head north on coast highway through Laguna Beach and turn right on Laguna Canyon Road. Take that up the canyon until you come to where you can turn right on El Toro Rd. Go right on El Toro and take it up under the I-5 once again until you get to Rockfield ( first signal after you pass under the freeway) Turn left and go down to Ridge Route. Turn right and drive up into the residential area and park, possibly at EL Toro High School. There are many paths to take, once you get there. Hope this helps and let me know how it goes!

      Blessings,

      Cathy

      ps - be sure to check out my other Hubs on the links above - More Scenic Places to Walk too !

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      Jewelissa 7 years ago

      Can you give me directions from Santa Ana for all 3 of the places you mentioned above to walk? Thanks!!

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      Catlyn 9 years ago from Somewhere in the OC

      Thanks Peggy! I will add those photos asap. I think I do have some of the lake, but the forest I will have to get one soon.

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      Peggy Woods 9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a gorgeous photo! It would be inspiring to walk there. Wish you would add more photos of the other places mentioned.

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      Catlyn 9 years ago from Somewhere in the OC

      Thanks SirDent! Let me know when and if you do!

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      SirDent 9 years ago

      A nice hub. I love the picture. If I ever get out that way I will be sure and walk on the beach.

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