Imagine the world is still. There are no automobile engines to overshadow the sound of nature's breeze. Buildings are nowhere in sight. Instead, there's only the occasional brush sound of the grass and singing of the birds. This is what life looks like at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, a hiking trail that preserves a person's sanity as much as it does the county's disappearing coastal sage scrub community. The home of several rare and endangered species (Plantae and Animalia alike), it's easy to develop greater altruism when you walk across the hilltops and slopes here. The untouched coastal canyon's oak and sycamore woodlands decorate the landscape as if a painting. Its rocky bluff towers stand proudly like a Rodin sculpture. Though the hike here might be tough for beginners, the inspiration that comes with the finish line is worth tomorrow's sore thighs.