The Oso Creek Trail is located in the northwestern portion of the City, within the Laguna Niguel Gateway. As this area transitions, it is envisioned that residential neighborhoods, office, retail and restaurant uses will orient their buildings and be designed to capitalize on the various passive and active recreational opportunities provided by the urban trail, enhancing the economic potential and unique character of the Gateway.
Path of Travel
The Oso Creek Trail begins at the Laguna Niguel Metrolink Station parking lot and runs north along the eastern edge of Oso Creek. At the Galivan Basin, the trail crosses the creek and heads west before turning north to run along Cabot Road. At the northern City boundary, the Oso Creek Trail connects to the trail system in and around Nellie Gail Ranch, within the City of Laguna Hills.
Improvements planned for the Oso Creek trail include a northerly pedestrian bridge and trail link to cross Oso Creek and provide direct access to a future public park to be benched into the open space slope along the west bank of the creek, north of the apartments at the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Cabot Road. A southerly pedestrian bridge crossing Oso Creek is also planned as part of a future trail extension to ultimately connect with the Colinas Bluff Trail at Star Drive, near the Mercedes Benz auto dealership.
Multi-Use Trail (Hiking, Equestrian, Class 1 Bikeway)