July 21 and July 25-28: Awma Bridge temporary half-bridge closures for rehabilitation. Details
Saturday, Aug. 5: Wood Canyon, Mathis Canyon, Cholla, West Ridge, Coyote Run, Rock-it, Car Wreck and Dripping Cave Trails will be closed from 7-10am for the Non Dot mountain bike race. Access on trails into Wood Canyon will be limited.
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park 28373 Alicia Parkway Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (949) 923-2200
Park Hours: 7 a.m. to sunset. Note: Parking lot closes at sunset.
Enter and exit the Awma Road parking lot via Alicia Parkway only.
Trails may be closed for three days or more following rain.
Parking Fee: $3 daily. Machine accepts $1 bills and quarters or Visa/Master Card. Annual passes available to purchase in the park office. Please call ahead for staff availability.
Approximately 4,500 acres of wilderness and natural open space land. Originally, part of the Juaneno or Acajchemem tribal land, it later was owned by Don Juan Avila, Louis Moulton, The Mission Viejo Company and now is under the jurisdiction of OC Parks. Within the park lands are mature oaks, sycamores, and elderberry trees, two year round streams and over 30 miles of official trails. Many rare and endangered plants and animals make this park their home. This park is designated as a wildlife sanctuary.
OC Public Works will continue work on rehabilitating the Awma Road Bridge in the Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park July 21 and July 25-28. Work includes repairing asphalt surfaces, applying wood preservative to the support beams, repairing the side retaining wall, and reattaching the existing iron fence.
Beginning July 18, 2016, Awma Road will be open to two-way traffic, and all vehicles parking at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park must enter and exit from Alicia Parkway.
Awma Road vehicle traffic will have access to the park and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 28291 Alicia Parkway. Vehicle traffic will not be able to access the parking lot or church through Wood Canyon Drive and Knollwood.
A gate on Awma Road at Knollwood will allow through traffic for pedestrians, bicycles and emergency vehicles only.
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