Here. The James Dilley Preserve is indicated by the DP on the OC Parks trail map of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.
From the beginning of the trail to hike to Barbara's Lake and back, it is a fun 3.5 mile loop with roughly 300 feet of elevation gain. While on this hike you can observe spectacular views of the South Coast Wilderness and Orange County. The trail also offers great views of the Santa Ana Mountains and on clear days the San Gabriel's. Additionally, while hiking on the trails at the James Dilley Preserve in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, you can see all the way to the Pacific Ocean from a few parts of the trail.
Time to Complete Hike: 1.5 - 2 hours.
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