Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is open from 7:00 am to sunset.

The Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is an expansive 4,500 acres of wilderness and 30 miles of trails to explore. Easy accessibility to Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park is a huge perk of living off of Wood Canyon in neighborhoods like Flores Los Alisos Neighborhood, Tivoli I Neighborhood, Tivoli II Neighborhood and The Colony Neighborhood. The new Visitor Center at the trailhead of the park recently opened. The Visitor Center features exhibits highlighting native animals and plants, a nice deck with a table and brand new restrooms. There are also picnic benches under the Oak trees right outside of the Visitor Center. Some trails will take you from Aliso Viejo all the way to Laguna Beach. People love to use the trails to hike, bike, mountain bike, walk and bring their strollers out.

Parking

  • Paid dirt parking lot at the trailhead which includes chargers for electric cars.
  • Fee $3 daily.
  • Free (limited) parking on Awma Road.
  • Visit OC Parks for additional information.

Restrooms

New (2020) bathrooms outside of the Visitor Center.

Cautions

  • No dogs allowed.
  • Horses are allowed.
  • Dangers of the wilderness area include, but are not limited to: mountain lions, rattlesnakes, poison oak, and rough terrain.
  • Trails may close for up to 3 days following rain.

Directions

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is Located at Alicia Parkway and Awma Road.

  • Shortcut from Wood Canyon (not by car), pass Aliso Canyon Community Park on your right, after the the road turns right, a gate will be on your left, this provides access to Awma Road and the Trailhead of Aliso and Wood Canyons Park.

Directions to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park