Exploring the Fairy Trail 

Maps of the Fairy Flight Path can be picked up at the Visitors Center or at the Potocki Center for the Arts.  The maps are free, but we request that you provide a small donation, to help support the carding fairies.

Aliso Fairy Trail Map

The Fairy Trail Map  features many of the homes and buildings that were on the Aliso Summit trail.  View pictures of some of the fairy doors and buildings in the picture gallery below.  

FAQs About the Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park:

The Aliso Summit Fairy Trail is perched on a ridgeline over 1,000 feet above sea level overlooking the majestic Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park, a 4,500 acre rugged coastal canyon that many locals refer to as the Yosemite of Laguna Beach.  The wilderness park features open grasslands, riparian woodlands, and a rich diversity of birds and mammals.  The trail is a relatively flat hiking trail and open year round.  For most of the trail's length, it borders the residential communities of Coronado Pointe and Palmilla with natural open space to the west featuring expansive canyon views of the Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park.  The trail consists of natural and decomposed granite which vary in width from about 10 to 15 feet, so remember to wear tennis shoes.  

The trail's altitude literally makes it feel like you are walking in the clouds that roll in from the Pacific Ocean, as you look out upon majestic vistas that include Catalina Island, Top of the World in Laguna Beach, and Aliso Creek Beach.  As you walk on the trail you will also experience several micro-climates that have indigenous plant species and wildlife unique to Southern California.  The Aliso Summit Trail is a wonderful place to appreciate the great variety of birds and other wildlife living in South Orange County, and topography of the canyon.  Included on this website are wildlife photos taken from the trail, as well as some of my wildlife videos and scenic aerials from the Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park.

Below is a photo gallery of several of the fairy doors and gathering spots that were along  the trail.  Click on any to enlarge your view.

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