Event Details

Location: Laguna Beach, CA

Nix Nature Center Hike in Laguna

Saturday, July 23rd at 8:30 am

Hiking is the best way to bond with others. Something about nature, the endorphins of exercise, and the fresh air really encourages connection. And there is no better place to hike than in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park with your Cornell friends!

This trail is easily accessible and provides beautiful scenery for wandering. So gather family and friends, RSVP with Ellie Erpenbeck (eje48@cornell.edu), and we’ll see you there!

Start Time: Arrive at the trailhead by 8:30 am, depart promptly at 8:45

Meeting Location: We will meet at the entrance to the Nix Nature Center (18751 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651). There is a gravel parking lot. You will need to buy a $3 parking permit and display it on your dashboard.

The Nix Nature Center is worth visiting; the people who work there are more than eager to provide you with maps, inform you about upcoming events, and help you identify flora and fauna. Arrive early to stop inside, fill up water bottles, and use the restroom.

Distance: About 6 miles

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours, at a leisurely pace

Route: “Moderate to Difficult – A few steep climbs, the warm California weather can make it even more so during hot days.” This hiker gives a detailed description of the trail here: http://www.thenatureventures.com/?p=277  Just keep in mind that they selected the 7 mile option, which requires taking a tunnel under Laguna Canyon Road (the 133).

Shoes with good traction
Sun protection: sunblock, visor, hat
No dogs allowed

Lunch: After the hike, there will be an optional lunch at Urth Caffe (308 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651). It is about a 10 minute drive from the trailhead, and it offers a wide selection of high-quality food!

To RSVP: Email Ellie Erpenbeck (eje48@cornell.edu) with your name and those of any guests you will be bringing. Thanks!

See you there!

Please note that there is no charge for this event. Simply RSVP to participate. We hope there will be a good turnout so we can plan more of these types of events in the future.

HHiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, and possible unpleasant interactions with mountain lions, coyotes, snakes, and/or ticks. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers, and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike.

You acknowledge that we are not professionals.

You assume responsibility for yourself and your safety.