El Dorado Park Nature Trail

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El Dorado Park Nature Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Long Beach, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles 55 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

These trails are hidden gems in the busy city of Long Beach. You would never know that you were not lost in hidden woods, rather then less then 1/2 mile from a busy freeway. The nature center itself is very good, featuring a little menagerie of local wildlife, and educational things for children. They sell items, and they occasionally have special events like informational hikes looking for butterflies or birds. It is totally worth a stop to check it out before going on the trails. The hikes are easy. On a weekend, you will find many families with children on the trails. They do not permit bicycles or dogs on the nature trails, though they are both allowed in the rest of the park. There is a lot of wildlife to see here too. You will find egrets and herons in the lake, lizards running around in the sun if it's warm, bunnies if you're lucky, possibly a hawk or two soaring on the thermals. It's a great escape from city life, and extremely easy to get to.

walking
6 days ago

Great walk! 1 and 2 mile options. with a nature center. See turtles, lizzards and squirrels:)

11 days ago

It's a beautiful park I do kundalini yoga there once a month and then hike !

14 days ago

15 days ago

The kids had a blast! Easy to navigate and the benches along the trail are perfect to sit and take in nature for a while.

1 month ago

perfect for kids, no jogging on trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great, easy trail. Lots of turtles, squirrels, cranes and birds. This is a very easy hike/walk and well worth the time. I will be back.

There is a cash only $5 fee to park.

1 month ago

Loved how you would never no there was a city around so much nature and animals you have to pay to enter park but alot to see and do.

walking
1 month ago

Went with 2 of my family and we love it!! Trail was easy to follow and you definitely can't get lost. Going back with my nieces and nephews.

2 months ago

Great family friendly trail. I have a 5 year old and she had no problem with the walk. There's a visitor center that kids will also enjoy. Parking is $5 to $8 depending on the day of the week.

2 months ago

Love walking here.

walking
3 months ago

Great park to walk , followed several paths and ended up doing 5 miles .

walking
3 months ago

The walking trail by house. Super great for a run

hiking
3 months ago

I did this hike with another friend, it was one of the easiest hikes I've done so far, loved all the nature and there was a lake (I'm pretty sure its man made), we got there too early so we had to wait until they opened it, we started at 8:30ish am, this is a great place to take your kids as is so easy to do, you don't need to power walk it or anything, just keep walking and following the path and you'll be set, I took great pictures as well.

Kid friendly, easy, calm, lots of nature, make sure to keep some silence and you'll be surprise how calming it is, you can also stop for a bit and meditate, I'm giving it 4 stars only because no dogs are allowed, luckily I didn't take my dog with me that other than that, good hike.

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

This is a fairly easy trail, actually, there are two to choose from: a dirt trail (the longest one) and a paved, differently abled trail (.50 mile).

Here there are 3 seasons, be sure to check on the turtles!

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Used to love this place when i was little. Such a fun little walk with a ton of things to do for all ages. Tip: walk or bike into the park instead of driving, saves a good bit on parking fees!

hiking
5 months ago

Terrific hike. Suitable for all ages.

6 months ago

Trails are closed on Mondays...

6 months ago