Running El Moro Canyon in Laguna Beach

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When we lived in California, El Moro Canyon at Crystal Cove State Park was one of my love/hate runs. I loved the challenge, the scenery, and being able to soak my feet into the ocean afterwards. But it kicked my butt every. Single. Time.

The main loop is just under 9 miles, but you can easily add on more mileage. Be sure to bring plenty of water – it gets hot out there!

The last time I ran El Moro, I stopped and took some pictures along the way. Check it out!

After you climb the first hill, you are rewarded with a view of the ocean!

After you climb the first hill, you are rewarded with a view of the ocean! Then the hills continue for 3 more miles.

The view from the other side of the park, near the ranger station.

The view from the other side of the park, near the ranger station.

Mini cactus field.

Mini cactus field.

The view from the other end of the park. Hard to believe the ocean is only 4 miles away!

The view from the other end of the park. Hard to believe the ocean is only 4 miles away!

Almost done... it's not all dry around here!

Almost done… it’s not all brown around here!

The ocean on the other side of the PCH.

The ocean on the other side of the PCH. One of the best parts of this run!

One response to “Running El Moro Canyon in Laguna Beach

  1. Thank you for sharing the experience.
    Have an amazing day,
    Adam.

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