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Best trails in Crystal Cove State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Crystal Cove State Park, California? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Crystal Cove State Park ranging from 2.9 to 9.9 miles and from 39 to 1,049 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Crystal Cove State Park is a great place to go enjoy the surf, beaches and trails. It is located not too far from Laguna Beach. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. The park is open from 6am to sunset. There are no pets allowed.
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Map of trails in Crystal Cove State Park
Park information
Acreage:
12 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
6:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
6:00 am - dusk
Thursday
6:00 am - dusk
Friday
6:00 am - dusk
Saturday
6:00 am - dusk
Sunday
6:00 am - dusk
Contact
949-494-3539
Helpful links
Top trails (31)
#1 - El Moro Canyon Loop Trail
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
A trail that takes you through canyon and up to Moro ridge, with sweeping coastal views. The trail begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center. This loop gives you a tour of the El Moro Canyon, thenShow more
#2 - Crystal Cove Perimeter Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
NOTE: As of 2/20/2019 - the park is closed due to flooding and hazardous conditions. Please contact the park before visiting. This is a serious hike with some good elevation gain that follows the perShow more
#3 - Reef Point and Crystal Cove Trail
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 5 mi
Reef Point and Crystal Cove Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#4 - El Moro Canyon Short Loop Trail
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Ocean views, insulated canyon, coast chaparral, wildflowers, and grasslands. Rapacious development comes up to the very fringes of this natural area, but dip into El Moro Canyon and you will find neShow more
#5 - El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
NOTE: Parking fee is $15.Show more
#6 - No Name Ridge, Poles and Rattlesnake Trail
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
No Name Ridge, Poles and Rattlesnake Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Newport Coast, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail oShow more
#7 - Moro Ridge Spur to Moro Ridge Road
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Moro Ridge Spur to Moro Ridge Road is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Beach, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily uShow more
#8 - Redtail Ridge Trail
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
Redtail Ridge Trail is a 7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of Show more
#9 - Crystal Peak Park Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
As of Feb 23, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Show more
#10 - No Name Ridge, Ticketron Deer Canyon, Red Tail Ridge and Bommer Ridge Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
As of Feb 23, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Show more
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