Trump National Golf Course Trails

MODERATE 25 reviews

Trump National Golf Course Trails is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.5 miles 1289 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Over 5 miles worth of scenic ocean trails in Rancho Palos Verde, California This place has it all. A beautiful golf course owned by Donald Trump, a picnic area with an amazing view of the ocean, must-do cliff side trails, a dog beach and some interesting television history. In 1996, MTV used surrounding areas of the penninsula to film the MTV Beach House. In addition, FOX filmed scenes from the hit show The O.C in the surrounding area and believe it or not, many of the Disney films - Pirates of the Carribean were photographed right on this coast. Why? Well, once you visit, you will quickly understand how much this area and its cliffs resemble those in Hawai'i. The trails here wind along the cliffs, some so close, those with fears of height should look away. Lined with coastal sage, cacti and many more native vegetation, you can't but help want to pack a mid day lunch and enjoy it beach-side. Right below the golf clubhouse is a tucked away beach - better known as the "dog beach". Frequented by locals and those from surrounding areas, you are sure to be in for lots of canine love. Give yourself ample time (1-3 hours) to explore the trails and tide pools along the beach.

20 days ago

A great Saturday morning walk. But don't expect solitude, there were lots of people on he trail even at 7am. Good for me and my dogs. We had fun!

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21 days ago

I was very pleasantly surprised by this trail. I went on a Friday around midday and I only saw a few people in the 5 or so miles that I did.

First of all, the scenery is gorgeous on pretty much every part of it--you are right along the water for a lot of it. Definitely the prettiest hike I've done in PV. Most of it is unpaved except in the area right by the golf course. There isn't much shade, unfortunately, but the coastal breeze helps. Bring water!

Second of all, it really is a truly moderate trail. I followed the map almost exactly, and it has its fair share of hills--you'll be going up and down for about half of it but that makes it a nice workout. I didn't go all the way down to the water on every side trail but that would definitely make it more strenuous because of a steep uphill trek on the way back.

The golf course also has public restrooms and a free parking lot just for people using the trail (golfers aren't allowed).

Would definitely do this one again and recommend it to others!

1 month ago

So beautiful!

1 month ago

LOVEEEEE these trails. There's so many different directions to go, somewhat all connecting together. Great work out with Amazing views! Don't knock it because it's TRUMP trails.

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2 months ago

What a beautiful trail! Great for walkers and hikers

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2 months ago

This trail is great!

2 months ago

Really nice trail I would do it again.

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3 months ago

it was a nice hike with a beautiful view of the ocean as the sun sets

3 months ago

3 months ago

Sucks

4 months ago

4 months ago

beautiful trails, little bit confusing where it starts. but overall its great

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5 months ago

Beautiful view!

6 months ago

trump sucks

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

Great place for kids, dogs and some parents. Bonus: the best burgers in the clubhouse!!

7 months ago

Love these trails with the ocean view and breeze.

7 months ago

It was a beautiful trail!