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This trail is great

Nice trails, beautiful views.

The trail is nice, Maintained with a fantastic view.

I would not rate this as a hard trail. There is a butt burning cardio hill either direction you go in the beginning, but after that it's all easy peasy.

Had a great time. Amazing ocean views.

Pretty good trails with beautiful view. Love it.

Great hike! It took me about 1.5 hours to do the 4.8 mile loop. I started at 2:30pm on a Thursday and I only saw two other people on the trail. Views from the higher elevations are gorgeous. I was able to see all the way to DTLA. Trails are well marked and the ranger has maps available.

Hiked this trail down to shoreline, over to the Beachcomber and back. 10.5 Miles. Beautiful views.

Nice walk

Nice trails. Great views.

Amazing views

Obviously a popular place to go! Quite a few people sharing the trail on the way in but drops off the further you go in and becomes more secluded. 0 shade so make sure to bring proper sun protection. The hike back up through Rattlesnake Trail is the best part. Some "mini scrambling" and cool places to rest for 5 mins and enjoy the view. Not my favorite hike in the area but still worth the outing :).

hiking
1 month ago

It was amazing view! We loved this trail and will come back for the ocean view for sure! We hiked 6.2 miles for 2 hours!! Early morning is recommended as there is not much shade or canopy.

Great workout, watch out for flies on the uphill climb. Views are pretty sweet.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike! Not too crowded and the trail was wide enough for bikers to easily pass. If it wasn't overcast, I'm sure the ocean views would have been amazing...I will have to come back again!

I love this hike for the following reasons:
1. It close to home - anywhere in south LA County or Orange County.
2. It is near the beach, so great views and bonus of spending part of the day on the beach after the hike.
3. Trails offer a variety so you can get the work-out you desire: short, long or difficult.
4. Choice of 4 campsites if you want to stay overnight.

trail running
1 month ago

I ran down this trail after running up quail trail to Serrano ridge and down little sycamore. Running down this trail might be the most fun I’ve had trail running maybe ever. It’s hard in the steeper parts near the top because of the loose rocks, but it’s definitely a good time.

Actually a moderate hiking but look out for the bikers !!!

on El Moro Canyon Loop Trail

2 months ago

Beautiful Mother’s day hike

1.5 Miles up then 1.5 back down. Definitely grab a map at the trail head before adventuring. You can modify by making hike longer by including the willow trail. Some shade provided. Bring plenty of water. Great views. Watch out for bikers.

Great hike, not too difficult. Only one uphill stretch otherwise very straightforward.

Great trail but that Poles section was tough! Bring lots of water, there is no shade on this trail!

no shade. nice view of the ocean.

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of mountain bikers, pretty views of the canyon and the ocean. Not a bad little trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Great moderate hike, some of the inclines are a bit challenging but totally worth the views at the top. We took this counter clockwise and would definitely recommend doing the same so that you are rewarded with the breathtaking views at the end! Loved this hike and will be back for more in Crystal Cove!

Nice trail, has only one strenuous-ish ascend, the rest is pretty much easy/moderate. Saw a pack of coyotes who were scared off once we approached, lots of bunnies and birds. There were beautiful mountain views at the top and right before the descend (we went clock wise). Parking is $15 for the whole day but there’s a sunset rate from 5pm till sunset which is only $5. Saw a tow truck on the way back right before sunset, I guess they do enforce their parking policy. Definitely recommend and will come back.

Pretty fun- did not see any views of ocean at top though

on Big Bend Loop

2 months ago

Hard, but worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Why the gates open at 8am is a problem....it was so hot today! But overall a fabulous climb. Yes the first portion is very steep but great views....highly recommend! A great way to spend our 28th wedding anniversary ...

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