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el moro is a great hoke with beautiful views. nice elevation and you can hike for days! Only complaint is they dont allow dogs

It was a very hot day, so the weather made this hike very difficult, but at the same time, Really fun! It pushed me to my limits in terms of the steep uphill challenges. This is a good hike if you want to take your time, see some beautiful views and really just be with nature for a couple hours. We discovered the little cave and that was so nice to just relax in, in the middle of our hike. Remember to bring lots of water. I'd do this trail again! I'd have to say, the BEST PART is that it's only STEPS away from the beach and you can just take your hiking shoes off, throw your flip flops on and in 2 minutes your feet are in the sand and it's such a relaxing way to end the day!

Nice ocean views. Good workout.

Definitely some steep stretches along the way, but I started at the top by Ridge Park Rd (free to park up there as opposed to the $15 parking at the state park) and reaching the ocean view at the south end of the trail was so rewarding! I would definitely recommend bringing a hat and lots of water; I hiked this in the early afternoon and there was no shade to be found on the trail.

on Big Bend Loop

4 days ago

on Big Bend Loop

4 days ago


Great hike with very steady inclines, amazing views!!

It was a beautiful hike. We started at Alta Laguna Park and went on West Ridge, Roc k-it, Cayote Run, Dripping Cave, Wood Canyon, Meadows, and Aswut Trails. The last part was through the residential area on Alta Laguna Boulvard. I believe it was around ten miles. We saw dears, coyotes and a snake.

Very dry, not much too see until you reach an ocean view. Nevertheless a good hike, not crowded and right smack next to the ocean.

Just an edit for my review before: My hike was about 5 miles.

A solid hilly hike with longer and shorter loop options. Not very scenic but there are some nice ocean views at the end. My home was about 5 miles. There were a few mountain bikers. $15 parking fee.

Great beach hiking!

Great views of the ocean

great hike make sure to bring water. It's $15 to park make sure you pay the signs are NOT clearly posted

Great views and easy hike. If you want a challenge go down each of the beach access trails and hike up. Bathroom access and The Beachcomber is there to quench your thirst.