Trail Use Pilot Project

Trail project sign at trailhead


OC Parks is currently engaged in a temporary trail use designations pilot project that we hope will improve user experience and alleviate trail user conflict and congestion. This project involves changes to existing trail use designations on select trails at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, and Santiago Oaks Regional Park. 

This project has been shared at OC Parks advisory body public meetings and supported by the OC Parks Commission, Trails Subcommittee, and Coastal Greenbelt Authority.  

The project is start date is June 1, 2021 and will be periodically evaluated to assess trail and user data resulting from trail use changes. 

Researchers will be onsite at the pilot project trails in May and around the end of July/early August to collect user feedback for use in a scientific survey, which takes about 5 minutes. If you are approached, please participate in the survey as your feedback will be used in data analysis for this project. If you have used the trails in the pilot project and would like to provide general public comment on the pilot, please click here to provide feedback.  General comments can be sent to: (please indicate “Trails Pilot Project Feedback” in the subject line).   

For park-specific questions, please click the appropriate park link below for contact information:

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Santiago Oaks Regional Park

Please visit the Trails Subcommittee webpage for information about past and upcoming agendas and items, and instructions on how to publicly participate at Subcommittee meetings: