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Wood Canyon Trail

Easy

Trail

3.3 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 348' 106 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 446' 136 m
Low: 98' 30 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Jason Fincher

Very well-maintained dirt path paralleling Wood Creek.

Jason Fincher

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Park Hours: 7 a.m. to sunset. Trails may be closed for up to three days following rain.

Description

This is the main north/south route through Aliso Wood and Canyons Wilderness Park. It is a nice rolling dirt path that parallels Wood Creek that can be accessed via Aliso Creek Trail or through Canyon View Park. Most of the trail is wide and well maintained. About 50% is shaded by various trees indigenous to the area. This is a popular trail for locals.

From north to south this trail intersects Cholla Trail, Lynx Trail, and Mathis Canyon Trail, all of which can take you up to the West Ridge Trail. Coyote Run and Meadows are also popular trails that start along this route.

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Sep 5, 2016
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Coyote Run in Aliso Woods.  Wood Creek is on the left.
May 23, 2015 near Aliso V…, CA
Cool rest stop.
Mar 28, 2016 near Aliso V…, CA
My Path
Aug 3, 2017 near Aliso V…, CA
Waterfall on wood canyon trail.
Jan 22, 2018 near Aliso V…, CA
Lynx Trail.
Aug 3, 2017 near Aliso V…, CA
The north entrance to Coyote Run under a California Sycamore.
May 22, 2015 near Aliso V…, CA

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