Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Trail

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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Huntington Beach, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.5 miles 117 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

12 days ago

walking
24 days ago

Great place for a stroll and wildlife viewing. You can spot rays and fish from the bridge, and herons, egrets and pelicans are often spotted in the ponds. Flat, level and stroller-friendly. Parking lot is small, so bare that in mind if arriving midday or on weekends.

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3 months ago

Very pretty. Very easy. Lots of beautiful birds.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

4 months 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

walking
4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Great for nature photography practice

hiking
5 months ago

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.

walking
6 months ago

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:)

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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.

10 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.