23 days ago

Nice ocean views. Easy to navigate. Appears to be very popular and well used. The trail is sandy and/or hard pack. The doggo off-leash space is not enclosed like many other off leash dog runs.

Douglas Family Preserve has 4 access points. If you are driving there, from what I could tell, the most available parking is probably at Arroyo Burro Beach unless Hendry's is packed, in which case head for one of the other 3 neighborhood entrances. From Arroyo Burro Beach the main trail is a 1.5 mile closed loop. Once you go up the hill from the parking lot, the park trails are relatively wide and flat with minimal obstacles. There are a lot of paths crisscrossing the preserve.
Nice spot. Probably a fantastic place to catch a sunset.

it's a nature walk along the ocean with beautiful ocean views. it's a dirt road and many dog companions on the trail. many different trails paths, but it's a closed system, don't worry. the main entrance is in a neighborhood. I used Google maps to get there.


Very peaceful, flat terrain. Not as many dogs as I anticipated but the ones encountered were very friendly as were their owners! Great view photo op of Hendrys. Decided to loop around and take a few different paths (some concrete) on the return and ended up at a different entrance! But it was well worth it, I navigated through some back alleys of the Mesa neighborhoods and loved it. All in all, great family walk, definitely not a hike though.

Very easy, not really a hike at all, more like a walk. Great ocean view over the bluffs, and plenty of shade for most of the trail. People do well cleaning up after themselves too, it's always looks nice here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

wow what an amazing place. I am extremely out of shape and had a blast walking this trail. thank you Douglas family! everyone was so nice. there is not a bathroom near so I suggest using one before you hit the trail.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Love this very dog friendly area to walk! Thank you Doulas Family!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nice for families to walk along the coastline. Handicap accessible. We pushed our disabled daughter in her chair along it without difficulty. Great view.

Monday, September 26, 2016

It's not a hike - rather a nice place to take your dogs off leash. Solid views of course.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Super easy, family friendly hike. Great for my young kids (3 and 5).

Thursday, September 01, 2016

This isn't a hike unless you start by Hendrys, even so it's kind of just a walk in a circle. Good off leash area, great in the spring time when things are blooming.

trail running
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nice open loop with panoramic ocean views. Right above the beach, and Henry's Boathouse.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Beware this is a off leash dog friendly trail! If you have small children and they are afraid of dogs this may not be the best trail to do. The views are amazing and it is a very family friendly hike.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nice shortish trail. Starts with climb, levels off, then down again. Good for families and runners as well as single hikers. Very pretty views along bluff. You can see the ocean and get nice views of the Arroyo Burro Park below.

Monday, April 29, 2013

More of a stroll, but it's nice that they were to able to preserve a natural portion of the Mesa. Lots of dogs.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Great views! Very dog friendly, but spacious enough. It's a short trail.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Good trail, but its starting to become too traveled. Dogs are tearing it up a little bit, but its a good spot to view the ocean.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Really, really torn up now that it's considered a dog park. Dogs weren't even allowed when it was the Wilcox Property. Each time I go, there seem to be more trails crossing the various areas and the main trails have widened. Of course, the ocean is still there and can't be spoiled. Often there are dolphins playing in the waves.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wonderful trail views of ocean and great dog park!

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