Laguna Beach, California

Hike the Big Bend Loop

4.8 Miles Total - 931 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

The Big Bend Loop Trail is a 4.8 mile hike featuring sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby canyons and hills.

The Big Bend Loop Trail is easily accessible from Laguna Beach. As you get to the top of the first climb, you will be rewarded with views of the Pacific. Once at the top you get sweeping vistas of canyons, hills and the ocean. The trail is open year-round. 

There is a parking fee of $3. Bring lots of extra water - even on cooler days. 

Photos: Sergei Gussev and Mark Weston

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Sweating while taking in the View

Just a great all-around hike. Semi-strenuous, but worth it and the views are stunning. Bring some water along with your camera.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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