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Best trails in Bolsa Chica State Beach

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Explore the most popular trails in Bolsa Chica State Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Bolsa Chica State Beach is a popular place for surf fishing for perch, corbina, croaker, cabezon and sand shark. Also popular is in the summer is bare-handed fishing for California grunion, a species that only spawns on sandy southern California beaches. The Park is located in Huntington Beach and extends three miles from Sunset Beach to Seapoint Avenue. A bike-way connects it with Huntington State Beach, seven miles south. Wildlife and bird watching are popular. Across the road from the beach is the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, operated by the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Map of trails in Bolsa Chica State Beach
Park information
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
714-846-3460
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Trail
Bolsa Chica State Beach
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Another section of the network of interconnected trails surrounding the HB / Bolsa Chica ecological center. Great place to walk but no bikes are allowed.Show more
#2 - Huntington Dog Beach Trail
Bolsa Chica State Beach
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 40 m
Huntington Dog Beach Trail is a 1.6 mile out and back trail located near Huntington Beach, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running andShow more
#3 - Sunset County Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Sunset County Beach is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Huntington Beach, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more