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Crystal Cove Perimeter Loop

HARD 194 reviews
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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.

2 days ago

Crystal Cove perimeter loop is a great, moderate to difficult hike in the beautiful Crystal Cove State Park. The trail is well marked and there are quite a few people hiking and biking here, especially on weekends. On a clear day, you'll be rewarded with beautiful view of the ocean. Be careful of mountain bikers going down. Beware of snakes. I saw a little one crossing the trail.

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25 days ago

great hike and very well trailed. there are places that lead to other trails but there are signs. We did almost 11 miles
beautiful views of the oceon and Catalina island. very steep in some areas

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

Great inclines. Beautiful views as you get close to ocean. Restrooms along the way and very clean. Parts of it go flat for a long time. Next time I want to try one of the more challenging trails.

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1 month ago

A good hike if your looking for hills

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1 month ago

Great hike if you're practicing with long distances!

1 month ago