Beach Trail / Broken Hill Trail Loop [CLOSED]

MODERATE 189 reviews

Beach Trail / Broken Hill Trail Loop [CLOSED] is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.6 miles
370 feet


nature trips

paddle sports


trail running





no dogs

8 months ago

Amazing reviews. Not much of an incline when compared to other trails. But still a good workout and the views are breathtaking. Will def do again. Parking fee was $15 which is worth it.

8 months ago

It was closed when we went

10 months ago

Temporarily closed

11 months ago

High traffic and short, but good views! It was worth a one-time visit.

11 months ago


Thursday, September 07, 2017

We parked free on street near the Lodge to get to south side but south trailhead was temporarily closed

Friday, August 04, 2017

One of my favorites. Can park for free on side streets across the street from the golf course and access from the south side.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

It was nice , narrow roads and too much crowd. we completed in 1hr and went down to beach then took beach walk to get back to car. I would recommend this trail. go before 9 so you will get parking.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great to go in the morning and then relax on the beach when you're done

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I love everything about this trail. Once you make it up the big hill, there are several paths you can take. A real scenic route. You'll end up on the beach and can walk back to your starting point. Lots of places to stop and take pictures too.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

This is a great trail for people who like to walk, run, or just beginning to hike. Great for kids too. Wonderful views, very easy!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Not much of a "hike" but a beautiful trail, good for a relaxing walk over the cliff tops of Torrey Pines beach.

trail running
Friday, June 02, 2017

Not a bad way to spend the morning.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Nice view

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Great trail. Easy. Beautiful flowers in the spring. Walk along the beach on the way back to your car!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Always busy so if you're going to go try a week day during the day to avoid large crowds. The hike itself is described as moderate which seems excessive. Every trail is pretty easy.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great short trail. Scenery of ocean is amazing.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Looks like great trail, but recent rains have washed it out. It's closed for now, but staff are hard at work to get it back open.

trail running
Friday, March 17, 2017

Trail closed ... on march 15

trail running
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Beautiful place but can get crowded. There are various trails and you can easily run for miles (on the beach as well)! Very unique landscape as well.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Take time to walk all the way down to the beach, and then keep walking around the actual beachfront. It's a unique place.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

It should be stated that you have to pay a parking fee ($12-$15). Or you can park 2 miles away & walk up a steep hill to the trail head.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

This is a regular for us here in Del Mar. Beautiful trails, obviously hot and not a lot of shade

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Loved the views & the way the trails were marked

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful trail. Excellent views and scenery. Easy going downhill that leads to a very pretty beach. Rough coming back up for me as I have very severe asthma. I was not in good shape at a couple of points because of the constant incline and no way to escape the direct sunlight. An easier alternative would be to park at the bottom lot and walk back to your car via the beach vs coming straight back up the hill.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful scenery! We took my 3 1/2 yo with us. She did fine until the middle up hill climb and needed a piggy back ride for some of it. We were fine with it and new this would happen beforehand. But I recommend leaving the toddler at home if you don't want to have to carry them for part of it. Or, if you need to take them just hike/walk the beginning and turn around and go back the same way before it goes down hill. It'll still be a beautiful view!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Very pretty cliffs & ocean. A little crowded. Would recommend parking at the bottom (main entrance) and hiking up the hill at the beginning, walking along the beach, and meeting up with your car at the end.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Beautiful trail. A little busy for mid week in winter

trail running
Friday, August 21, 2015

nice trail, very well marked, and wide enough to accommodate hikers and runners.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One of the classic USA hikes. I have a slightly different route that's more of a 'best of' version on my blog:

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