MHC Hiking Group

For the first hike of 2019, we will hike the Barbara's Lake Loop which is part of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: Meet at 7:20 a.m., gather, pray, hike at 7:30 a.m.
Description: This is a relatively easy wilderness hike with all dirt trails, some fire road, some wide single track, and some hills.

The main hike is 4.9 miles with a 582 ft. elevation gain. We will enter the park at the Wood's End trailhead, hike the Edison Trail, the Lake Trail and then come back on Canyon Trail.
Intermediate/advanced: There are several other trails/loops available for additional distance and difficulty. 

Park/Meet: Park on Hummingbird Lane off Aliso Creek Road by El Toro.

Directions from the 5 freeway: Take El Toro Road toward the ocean. Make a left on Aliso Creek Road and then the very first right onto Hummingbird Lane. Park on either side of the street.
Bathrooms are available in a park on Hummingbird Lane and one about 2/3 into the hike.

RSVP's are appreciated but not required.

There will also be an optional breakfast afterward at Corner Bakery on El Toro/Arbor in Lake Forest.

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