Gliderport to Black's Beach

MODERATE 75 reviews

Gliderport to Black's Beach is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near La Jolla, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
308 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

beach

views

no dogs

23 days ago

was brought to this hike years ago. and just found it and the overlook spot on the hike that I was shown by friends a while back. definately say there feeling super nostalgic on this Christmas eve. very awesome hike for beginners as well. for climbers there are really great challenging spots for you!

23 days ago

not ez when carrying paragliding equipments

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was easy to navigate but it is pretty steep. The beach at the bottom is very nice and less crowded than most

hiking
3 months ago

Short but sweet. This hike doesn't take too long, but it sure makes you put in a good workout. It's usually super crowded with people heading to and from the beach, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of spots to stop and take a selfie with the awesome scenery.

walking
4 months ago

Steep walk but fun. Beautiful at sun down.

hiking
4 months ago

This happened to be my first trail since moving here. Stunning views! They need to be since the hill repeats kick your arse. There is a spur off the stairs trail from the beach that you can take, but is much steeper and more difficult. I wouldn't advise taking it down, but up is a better option. I've heard it called goat trail.

5 months ago

Challenging but enjoyable

6 months ago

My favorite hike to my favorite beach!

6 months ago

Stop and enjoy the view. You can see La Jolla from almost every point. Beach is nice, plenty of surfers to watch. Life guards patrol the area so does the SDFD. If the wind currents are good you can see gliders taking off. Great beach. Steep climb back. There's no shade on the trail. Take your time. Watched a 70+ year old man climb the stairs up and down several times, the entire time I was there. If he can do you so can you.

6 months ago

sweet views. til the bottom and the nekked people haha

hiking
7 months ago

Great workout coming back up. Steep climb

7 months ago

Easy hike to a gorgeous beach.

walking
7 months ago

Great

walking
9 months ago

Used this to get to the beach. Wouldn't recommend bringing a lot of stuff with you. Steep hill.

hiking
10 months ago

Great area

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

man i missed the part about the nude beach...ewww...

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Great hike. But forgot what kind of beach it was haha.

walking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Climb down was not bad. Keep in mind this is the only way down so it can be busy and keep in mind to watch out for the surfboards. Also please note to parents, nudest beach if you make a right at the bottom of the stairway

hiking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

steep at shine points but not too difficult. the view is amazing and the beach is beautiful

Saturday, September 03, 2016

nice cardio exercise goin up and down the trail.

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