Gliderport to Black's Beach

MODERATE 98 reviews

Gliderport to Black's Beach is a 0.6 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.

0.6 miles
170 feet
Out & Back


trail running



no dogs

3 months ago

Pretty easy trail, but very steep. It burns up your endurance real quick. Lots of steps and handrails has been added though. It’s usually super crowded.

5 months ago

Yes Black’s Beach is clothing optional so be prepared to see some unflattering views if you know what I mean. Where’s all the sexy athletic people when there’s a nude beach?!?! Lol but the views are amazing, watching the gliders catching wind, seeing the squirrels along the way also.

7 months ago

FYI- this is a NUDE BEACH so be prepared. Gorgeous view and beautiful beach with a great workout on the way back.

7 months ago

Moderate hike worth every step for what's waiting down on the shore. Gorgeous views and perfect sunsets, along with a SD hidden gem known as the mushroom house.

8 months ago

Beautiful views
Different trails, easy!!!

8 months 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!

8 months ago

not ez when carrying paragliding equipments

11 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

11 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.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Steep walk but fun. Beautiful at sun down.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Challenging but enjoyable

Thursday, July 13, 2017

My favorite hike to my favorite beach!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

sweet views. til the bottom and the nekked people haha

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great workout coming back up. Steep climb

Monday, May 29, 2017

Easy hike to a gorgeous beach.

Friday, May 26, 2017


Monday, April 03, 2017

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great area

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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

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

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.

nature trips
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Steep, but not terribly difficult walk down to the beach. My wife and I were in sandals and were carrying a bag each and didn't have any problems.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

you cannot fly

Monday, May 30, 2016

Super nice view. Very step but also pretty short. When you get to the bottom the area and north is a nude beach. No dogs allowed. the climb up it's tough, a lot of stairs. But also multiple places to stop out of the way if you need to. keep in mind if going swimming that you will need to hike after too. as a inexperienced hiker I took this hike a few times, down was pretty easy, tough on the knees. up was pretty hard after a day of swimming.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Beautiful vistas.

Friday, April 22, 2016

love this beach. be advised it is a Nude Beach. kids not a good idea.

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