Bluffs Beach Trail

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Bluffs Beach Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Onofre, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

surfing

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

The Cristianitos Fault is a major earthquake fault line located less than one mile from the San Onofre nuclear power plant. This hike takes you on a 3 mile loop through San Onofre State Beach to the site of the fault line. Along the way, you'll see the Monterey Formation, which holds most of the oil and gas deposits known in the LA basin and off the coast, as well as the abrupt end of the San Mateo formation at the fault line.

8 days ago

walking
1 month ago

It's all about the beach. Beautiful spot! Easy hike.

2 months ago

Very beautiful. It is 15$ to get in for a day pass but I enjoyed the cliffs and the rocky Ocean. great place for photographs! Not much of a later out trail unless you break off on some of the smaller ones and link them all together. Relaxing day!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Not much of an actual hike, more just cliffside beach access. It's a nice secluded beach though and dogs are permitted. $15 day use fee to enter the park. Views are pretty, just not much hiking to be done.

5 months ago

7 months ago

trials are a little difficult to locate, but the scenery is beautiful

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

The area and views are beautiful. Extremely secluded, and there are neat structures made out driftwood on the beach. The portion of the trail from Trail 1 that goes along the beach is all (well, mostly) rocks... dinosaur egg sized rocks. We tried to make it across them, then attempted to walk in the surf barefoot, to end up getting a wave up to our waist. Super amusing, and very beautiful, but we just turned back and explored the beachy part at the bottom of trail 1. Fun, but not what we expected.

walking
11 months ago

had an awesome day!!!

11 months ago

absolutely recommend!!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

I actually hike/walked from the north end of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. There is a Vernal Pool Restoration Area there. The loop is .66 miles; however, I did a lot of side trails, circles and figure 8's to make this a 5.16 mile hike in 1hr 28min. All flat, very easy, and great views!

snowboarding
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Went to Bluffs Beach last year for the first time. Can't remember if I too trail 4 or 6 down but I loved it! Lots of rocks on the beach entering the water. Take swimming shoes!

cross country skiing
Friday, July 03, 2015

walking
Thursday, January 01, 2015