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Aliso Summit Trail

Los Angeles

Enjoy spectacular views from this mellow ridgeline trail.

Trail Running Easy

11 km
318 m
318 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
161 m
High Point
285 m
Aliso Summit Trail Map

The Aliso Summit Trail traverses an elevated ridgeline, providing stunning views of Orange County and the Pacific Ocean. The route culminates at Aliso Peak, which towers over the crashing surf and blue waters of the Pacific.


This trail is separated from the bulk of the Aliso Creek trail system, yet even on its own, it is an exceedingly popular trail run. This trail is generally fairly mellow and non-technical, with a decomposed granite trail surface. While the trail does undulate up and down the ridge, this is ultimately quite an achievable run with an incredible effort-to-view ratio.

The route, as mapped, begins on the Aliso Summit Trail and then follows a section of road before joining the Aliso Peak Trail. It's possible to shorten this route by running either the Summit Trail or the Peak Trail and not both.

Sources: https://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/119/Aliso-Summit-Trail https://socalhiker.net/hiking-to-aliso-peak/



Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round

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