Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Trail

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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Huntington Beach, 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.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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5 days ago

quick nature trails. not really a hike, but very nice and easy

6 days ago

quick with ocean view.

9 days ago

Nice for a quick stroll or trail run. kid friendly. No dogs allowed. You can easily extend your mileage by going down the riverbed trail.

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Flat gravel trails guide you along this hike located across Pacific Coast Highway from Bolsa Chica Stare Beach. Parking lot allows for about 30 vehicles and can fill up fast. Seasonal birds abound and my favorite time of year is when the elegant terms are in for breeding. It's as much about the sound of the terns as it is the mass amounts of them flying out to sea to feed. Great hike and place to see one of the largest wetlands left in California. Just north on Pacific Coast Highway is Sunset Beach with lots of places for breakfast and lunch. Overall a great place and hike for the whole family.