Crystal Cove Perimeter Loop

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Crystal Cove Perimeter Loop is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This is a serious hike with some good elevation gain that follows the perimeter of the park and provides beautiful views over the Pacific and east toward Santiago and Modjeska Peaks. This "grand tour" of Crystal Cove backcountry passes all three backcountry campgrounds and takes you up and down ridges and valleys. It's $15 to park.

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15 days ago

one of my favorites. so easy, do this then go to the beach, then Afters for ice cream. it'll be the best day.

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18 days ago

This hike is one of the most difficult in all of the state park. I recommend starting early in the morning to get a head start. It has some of the best views of the SoCal coastline and of the canyon. There are some strenuous up hills in this hike so I do not recommend this hike if it is your first time at crystal cove or if your not an active backpacker.

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22 days ago

One of thinnest trails I've been on. Very rewarding but also very challenging parts.

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Great

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