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18th Annual Haunted Trails
Deep in the valley, there is a special Crown, which is guarded by dragons and buried within the compound. The Knights of Temptation guard the castle walls while thieves and treasure seekers search within its halls. Dare if you will to walk the Haunted Trails, experiencing medieval life and all of its tales. When the sun sets, the trails will open, and guides will escort groups of 10 guests through the castle halls and tents.

This event is VERY SCARY and not recommended for children under 8 years old. There is a NO REFUND policy and parents should determine if this is an age appropriate event. Inside the castle walls will be scary music, fog machines, black light, strobe lights and wailing wenches! (Please note: only our monsters come in costume to this event.)

Cost: $13 per person for pre-sale wristbands which will go on sale at Crown Valley Park Registration office, Monday October 15, 2018, 8am-5pm. Prices go up to $15 for wristbands purchased after 5pm on October 18, 19 and 20. We cannot replace lost wristbands.

Behind the Scenes Tour: In the light of day, we will offer a chance to view the event without all the frights! Photo opportunities will be available, allowing visitors to experience the inside of the castle walls, without all of the creatures who will be standing instead of roaming the halls. Cost: $5 per person.

Location: Crown Valley Park, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel

Dates and Times:

Parking/Shuttle: Parking is limited due to construction. There will be a shuttle from City Hall (30111 Crown Valley Parkway) on Oct 18 from 6-9pm, Oct 19 from 6-10:15pm, and Oct 20 from 6-10:15pm.

Social Media: Facebook @LNHauntedTrails   Instagram @LNHauntedTrails

Wanted: Monsters!
Every October, Parks and Recreation sponsors the annual Haunted Trails Event at Crown Valley Park, featuring a different theme and volunteer monsters. Click here to watch the video from last year's event.

Monster Requirements: Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older as of October 8, 2018. (Adults and supervisors are also welcome!) Monsters must be willing to provide their own costume, wear make-up or a mask, practice "safe scare" techniques, and be able to scream or use a shaker and follow directions. Volunteers will receive community service hours for their participation.

  • Commitment to all training and event dates below is required to participate.
  • Volunteers must pre-register prior to the October 1 meeting. 
  • Residents will be given priority at the Monster Opportunity Drawing on October 1st.

Mandatory Training/Event Dates (for Volunteers):
  • Info Meeting - Oct 1 (Mon) 6:30-7:30pm at City Hall
  • Monster Training - Oct 8 (Mon) 6:30-7:30pm
  • Dress Rehearsal - Oct 17 (Wed) 6-7:30pm
  • Event Night #1 - Oct 18 (Thurs) 5:30-9pm
  • Event Night #2 - Oct 19 (Fri) 5:30-10:30pm
  • Event Night #3 - Oct 20 (Sat) 4-10:30pm