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Crystal Cove State Park’s rolling surf, wide sandy beaches, tide pools, gently sloping hills, and deeply wooded canyons and ridges provide a delightful contrast to its urban surroundings. Located off busy Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove is one of Orange County’s largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore. The Crystal Cove Historic District is a 12.3-acre coastal portion of the 2,791-acre Crystal Cove State Park. The federally listed Historic District is an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built in the 1920s and 1930s nestled around the mouth of Los Trancos Creek. It is one of the last remaining examples of early 20th century Southern California coastal development. The park features three miles of Pacific coastline, plus wooded canyons, open bluffs, and offshore waters designated as an underwater park. Crystal Cove is not just used by people who enjoy water related activities, such as swimming, surfing, sunbathing, scuba and skin diving, but also people who like to fish, mountain bike and hike. The great expanse upland, north and east of the Pacific Coast Highway is for hikers, who can follow hillside and canyon trails to campsites that allow visitors to feel they are "away from it all," despite being near one of the greatest population centers in the United States. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. The park is open from 6am to sunset. No pets allowed.

5 days ago

This trail starts off as the same spot as the Boomer Ridge trail, but you head to the right and take off down the trail and down is right. The trail starts off high in the parking lot and the takes you down No Name Ridge, 2.5 miles away to a amazing view point of the Pacific Ocean & PCH.

The hike back up No Name Ridge will kill you with a some 732 ft climb. I want to return to this trail at an earlier time so I can check out the other part of the loop.

on Deer Canyon Loop Trail

6 days ago

Love this trail! Very long with great views and a great workout! It offers areas to camp and so many beautiful scenic views. Can't wait to go again!

hello everybody the hike was great ! View at sunset time was amazing. Be ready to go up seriously the first mile. after that, getting to the view of the mountains on the other side was relaxing and free of car noise :) what a pleasure !
I recommand the hike followed by a beach time to cool off.
the only issue about that hike is the 15 dollars daily parking price but I definitively would do again

Very enjoyable trail. Nice views.

way to easy your basically paying $15 to park and walk on a hard pack firebreak road

Good free app.

Got lost. Started at Costal Peak Park and tried to do the loop. Stayed on Bonner Ridge trail and missed the turn to Crystal Cove. Wound up at Laguna and had to walk 3 miles on PCH. There were some parts of PCH that had little to no sidewalk so it was dangerous.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail for both fitness and amazing views. I like to do interval running on this trail. There are plenty of steep uphill and downhill sections. The view in certain sections is right up there with the best of them.

1 month ago

My first hike in the US !
Started early on a cloudy morning from parking lot and hiked back to beach. It's beautiful