nature trips


wild flowers

no dogs

mountain biking

trail running




Crystal Cove State Park’s rolling surf, wide sandy beaches, tide pools, gently sloping hills, and deeply wooded canyons and ridges provide a delightful contrast to its urban surroundings. Located off busy Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove is one of Orange County’s largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore. The Crystal Cove Historic District is a 12.3-acre coastal portion of the 2,791-acre Crystal Cove State Park. The federally listed Historic District is an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built in the 1920s and 1930s nestled around the mouth of Los Trancos Creek. It is one of the last remaining examples of early 20th century Southern California coastal development. The park features three miles of Pacific coastline, plus wooded canyons, open bluffs, and offshore waters designated as an underwater park. Crystal Cove is not just used by people who enjoy water related activities, such as swimming, surfing, sunbathing, scuba and skin diving, but also people who like to fish, mountain bike and hike. The great expanse upland, north and east of the Pacific Coast Highway is for hikers, who can follow hillside and canyon trails to campsites that allow visitors to feel they are "away from it all," despite being near one of the greatest population centers in the United States. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. The park is open from 6am to sunset. No pets allowed.

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My friends and I were Hike to complete for 14 miles but chose loops so we expected Falls but not there dang!

Multiple distances you can do, was talked into the 9 mile loop. Multiple Hills, various inclines. Not my kind of hike but for those who like distance and challenge it's for you.

Great mountain bike trail. Share the path with many group homers in the summer. Highly recommended. I think I can.

Perfect local hike, lots of options for short loops and longer days. Have backpacked in and camped overnight as well. Love this part of Newport Coast.

Lots of greenery and flowers in bloom. Amazing vistas and not too crowded on the weekdays.