Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

West Ridge Trail

Getting There

Where to Park?

  • There is free parking along the street near Alta Laguna Park.
  • Alta Laguna Park also provides a free parking lot but it typically fills up quickly.
  • Option to park along the street by Laguna Beach High School for an extra 1.5 mile hike up towards the trailhead.

Trail Guide

Start Here

This sign below marks the entry into the trailhead near “Top of the World” look out point. Start here and make your way around to the West Ridge Trail. On a clear and sunny day the “Top of the World” look out point offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.

Find the Map

Past the trailhead is a trail map to guide you through the park. Find West Ridge Trail in green. This trail starts at Top of the World and travels down to Rock-It trail in red.

Located on the Northside of Top of the World



West Ridge Trail is an easy, flat, and straightforward 2 mile trail. No strenuous inclines.

Here is the starting point for West Ridge Trail. 2 miles to get to the end near Rock-it Trail.

West Ridge Trail Completed at Rock-it Trail

The Trail ends when you reach the Rock-it Trail post. To get back to the Top of the World trailhead just turn around and go back the same way you came for another 2 miles. A total of 4 miles completed once back at the Top of the World.


Hiking Essentials

Backpack-I love hiking with my Wise Fool backpack. This backpack is made out of 100% recycled polyester, 100% recycled nylon, and 75% recycled Aluminum. It feels good to know I am utilizing a product that promotes sustainability. I also love supporting a business that is committed to protecting our planet. Learn more about sustainably made apparel at Wise Fool 

  1. Sunscreen-I love using my paraben free Skinnies Sungel, which is made with all natural ingredients without any animal origin (Vegan friendly). More information on this sunscreen found at Got Skinnies
  2. Hydroflask- I love that my hydroflask keeps my water cold throughout the day no matter how hot it is outside. Definitely need to keep this handy to stay hydrated throughout the hike.



Information & Amenities

  • Bathrooms & Water Fountain located at Alta Laguna Park
  • Playground, Tennis Courts, and spacious field for recreation available
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hiking gear unnecessary for most trails, workout clothes all you need!

Thanks for reading! I hope this inspires you to go outside and get active. Comment below to share your own hiking recommendations.

In health and happiness,


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