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James Dilley Preserve

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Address: Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA
08:00 - 17:00
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Hike or Train Run: Inside loop and outside loop.

Maybe 5 miles if you do both inside and outside loops, so this is great for beginner or more advanced depending on what you do. If you go in Spring, you will get to see all the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
jeri f
Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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158 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Maybe 5 miles if you do both inside and outside loops, so this is great for beginner or more advanced depending on what you do. If you go in Spring, you will get to see all the wildflowers

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Mission Viejo, CA
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Easy (relatively flat) hike to Barbara's Lake where you may get lucky and spot the osprey. Good honor system parking lot and well marked paths. Recommend going in the morning when it's cool. We did a three mile loop and then headed out for a great lunch at Han's.

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45 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

There are few places that bring serenity to a tangible level, but the Preserve does it naturally. Here I find the solitude necessary to decompress from the hectic world we live in! It's a 'must do' for anyone who values giving their inner spirit the space it craves to just "be one with Mother Nature". Open 7 days a week!

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great little spot tucked away in the Laguna Canyon. You never really get away from the noise of the traffic, but it is a lovely spot for some exercise.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

I did a hike with a group of 5 Saturday, Feb. 13. We started at 8:30 and did 3 +/- miles. Enjoyed the beauty of this area. The wildflowers weren't out, or maybe we missed them. The trail to Barbara's Lake is smooth and level but after that it climbs and will give some a challenge. The trail down was... More 

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