I have been dying to take my kids to the secret swing high atop the city of Laguna Niguel. All I want to do is enjoy these views and swing to my hearts content.
You won’t find too much about this trail or swing online, so I have been asking all around about how to get to this lovely spot in Laguna Niguel. With 3 kids and two dogs, I like to know exactly what I am getting myself into before I set out on a hike. That way I can also prepare my children for what is in store. So lets get to it!!!
You can put this address 30241 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel into your phone maps and it will take you directly to a shopping center in Laguna Niguel; which is pictured above.
Across the street from the shopping center on Golden Lantern you will see the trail head sign for Colinas Bluff Trail. You can also type this into your phone as well, and it will show you where the trail head begins.
Once you arrive at the trail head for Colinas Bluff Trail, you will see the following gate. Go ahead and start heading up the hill. The majority of the 1 mile round trip hike is up hill. But there are plenty beautiful view spots to stop and drink some water and take a rest. Take it all in, the views are stunning.
Once you get to the top of the hill, your trail will fork off and you need to continue to the left. If you go to the right, you will start heading towards the ocean for some beautiful ocean views on the trail. But you will need to head left at the fork if you want to check out the secret swing.
About 100 more yards and you are at the top of the bluff and the secret swing is ready for a test drive.
There is also a bench that you and the kids can take a rest at. You could even bring a picnic lunch with you to enjoy at this lovely spot over looking all of South Orange County. Our kids all took turns swinging on the swings. We gave our dogs water and watched as the mountain bikers flew off the bluff down the hills. You will certainly see some other hikers in the area. Once you all are done enjoying the secret swing, you can head back down the way you came, or head back to the fork and continue on towards the ocean.
Hope you enjoyed this!