This beach is two miles long, has a picnic area, shops and pier. Visitor activities include volleyball, basketball and a running strip along the beach.

While the tip part of the hike is amazing a very large percentage of it is on roads. Just something people should be aware of.

Pointed out a couple things I would have missed.

Stayed in a hotel by the pier for a month for work and walked miles and miles of the surrounding beaches and bike routes. Great month...

trail running
1 month ago

As easy as it gets, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. Almost always crowded, so go before 8am if you want a peaceful run with few people!

This is a paved flat trail with generally a lot of traffic. Maybe not a locals favorite but definitely I nice low key thing to do when Visitors come into town. It's cool to go from Santa Monica to Venice and see all the artsy crazy that comes with that. I've lived here for about 7 years and have rented a bike to ride along this trail maybe 3 times?

4 months ago

tough uphill climb. no breaks. very challenging. wonderful views

Amazing hike. We took the back roads coming from the 101fwy. The hike is moderate but its worth it due to all the amazing thing's you will see. The sun is unforgiving so pack plenty of water and always remember a snack.


8 months ago

There are a lot of option, but it is a tough trail with little to no shade. I see some crazy bikers going up the hill and can't imagine how it's possible. Great workout , good views, but pretty crowded and not very diverse views

Easy - I did the eagle rock walk,but will look around for more challenging trails

10 months ago


Kinda difficult just remember to stay hydrated !

The map here makes it seem like you would walk along the bike path that stretches along the beach. It's paved and very flat but usually windy - which adds an obstacle (the wind typically blows from the north). Alternatively you can walk along the ocean or also climb up to the bluff like the title of this hike suggests. It's a beautiful oceanfront stroll either way.

Beautiful hike to begin with. Went with a group of people. Lots of wildlife and green was everywhere. Eagle Rock had a great view of the landscape. I recommend not to bring little ones.

Beautiful hike. Went for a hike up the canyon before a day at the beach and couldn't have asked for a better hike. Lots of wildlife and a variety of scenery ranging from grassy fields to mountain views. Some portions may be difficult for children, but altogether very manageable.

4 years ago

There was light traffic here and the views of the beach from the top were terrific! There are plenty of hills to work your calves and a cute little waterfall towards the end of the loop. Dogs are allowed, but only on leashes. Be weary of the park rangers issuing tickets if they are running free!