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Best Trails in Bolsa Chica State Beach

49 reviews

#101 of 490 State Parks in California

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Bolsa Chica State Beach is a popular place for surf fishing for perch, corbina, croaker, cabezon and sand shark. Also popular is in the summer is bare-handed fishing for California grunion, a species that only spawns on sandy southern California beaches. The Park is located in Huntington Beach and extends three miles from Sunset Beach to Seapoint Avenue. A bike-way connects it with Huntington State Beach, seven miles south. Wildlife and bird watching are popular. Across the road from the beach is the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, operated by the California Department of Fish and Game.

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14 days ago

Pretty trail that is mostly flat. Lots of birds. We also saw rabbits and squirrels.

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1 month ago

went today hiked for an hour, hike was great lots of wildlife birds rabbits etc...overall a easy hike had a great time, only bummer was someone left a nice dent on my truck....thanks

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
1 month ago

trail running

My absolute favorite trail to run... This place is amazing during sunset time because of the stillness of the water, reflections of the birds, and the overall peacefulness of this place. I usually run 3 miles here and always see cool birds. It's a nice way to get some nature in good ol OC. Beware --- there are rattlesnakes here.

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
1 month ago

Great for nature photography practice

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1 month ago

hiking

This is a great walk with an easy inclined. You can't beat the scenery and the ocean breezes. They have portable restrooms, trash cans, and free parking. This is a great hike for a short trip.

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
3 months ago

walking

This is such a great place! You can see the sea snails, birds, homosapians, and other wildlife! And to the person who mentioned the traffic noise, yes, you can obviously hear the road noise, but I hardly feel it should lose a star or two for that:(. We're blessed to have this reserve:)

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
3 months ago

hiking

The trails are well kept and was not crowded. Parking get there early. Lots of wildlife including reptiles. We will be going again.

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
6 months ago

walking

I enjoy walking through this reserve. There are so many birds to see and little ground critters running around. I gave it three stars only because there was a lot of noise from the traffic on PCH, but otherwise, it's a great place to go for an easy and peaceful walk or run.

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
6 months ago

One of the easiest and most accessible trails west of the 405. It's great to come here just to escape the city and observe nature. I often come here when I need to reflect and refresh my thoughts. Since it's so close to the city, it's the perfect quick escape.

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
7 months ago

It smells like rotten eggs for the first few minutes, but once you get past that, it's a nice relaxing walk. Views of the ocean and lots of birds to see. I took my "off roading" stroller and had no problem(except when passing other people because the path is quite narrow). Great for families!

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
7 months ago

You have opportunity to see many birds. Easy walk

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
7 months ago

hiking

A great walk for young children to get outdoors and enjoy an easy and beautiful walk.

on Bolsa Chica Ecological Re...
8 months ago

walking

Very quiet and relaxing. I enjoy the nature and the environment but it's almost too easy to walk.