Directions to Trailhead: The trailhead to hike to Laurel Springs in the Cleveland National Forest is located right by the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. Here is a map with directions to get to the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are coming from South Orange County take the 5 freeway and exit at El Toro Rd. Follow El Toro Rd for a while (multiple miles) until you reach Modjeska Canyon Rd. Make a right onto Modjeska Canyon Rd. Drive through the olive trees, across a small bridge and make a left around the large oak tree at the "T" in the road. Continue on Modjeska Canyon Road past the fire station to the end of the public road. The Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is on your left. Park on the street or in the gravel lot just beyond the sanctuary. A Google map is also below for a trail map of this hike in the Cleveland National Forest.
Time to Complete Hike: 5 - 6 hours.
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