Point Loma Tidepools and Bluffs Trail

EASY 82 reviews

Point Loma Tidepools and Bluffs Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

beach

views

This monument commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, which was the first European expedition on what later became the west coast of the U.S. The monument includes a statue of Cabrillo and 20th-century coastal artillery batteries built to protect the harbor of San Diego from enemy warships.

23 days ago

Gorgeous. Go at low tide and spend plenty of time at the tide pools.

walking
26 days ago

The views are amazing. I don't think it was a mile.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice hike showcasing the rugged beauty of San Diego’s cliffs. It’s gorgeous!! The trail is has steps built into the steeper slopes. Parts of the areas you can explore are dangerous, especially with little ones - I felt that I had to be very attentive and careful with my kids. It’s a pretty short trail, but you can also drive up to the lighthouse parking lot and walk the Bayside Trail or the shorter panoramic trails around the lighthouse. There is an entrance fee of $15 per car (good for one week), but $30 gets you an annual pass to this park. If you’re military, you can get a free annual pass for all the National Parks here.

walking
2 months ago

Not really a hike. One mile but it is very cool looking. If you go in the winter I guess the low tide is during the day hours so you can get to more of the cool places. Nice and relaxing. Carry some snacks and have a picnic on the shore. Very relaxing. You can bring your fur babies too.

3 months ago

Nice but so short it’s almost pointless

hiking
3 months ago

Never disappoints!

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

Amazing views! Short trail with steps but worth the hike. Get there early to avoid the crowds.
No flip flops, slippery at times if you get down to the water.

walking
5 months ago

Great trail, beautiful views, fun to climb down the cliffs into the tide pools and check out the caves. There were many visitors and many children of all ages also climbing down. Family friendly, and adult friendly as well.

5 months ago

Nice hike with great ocean views, tide pools, and interesting rock formations and cliffs.

7 months ago

Really pretty views! Good place go if you want a short hike.
Take some cash with you. We needed to pay a 10$ fee to go in the park

hiking
7 months ago

Really nice trail to get someone introduced to hiking.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike, with good views and nice tide pools, only visible at low tide.

hiking
8 months ago

NIce views of the ocean and impressive tidepools

hiking
8 months ago

Short and scenic hike. Best at low tide.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike, lots of stairs and cliff drop off. We had our 1 and 3 year old kids so it was a bit nerve racking making sure the 1 year old didn’t wander off the cliff. Desert vegetation and there was a display of marine shells and bones at the beginning of the hike with people educating the public.

hiking
10 months ago

Good hike with kids.

walking
11 months ago

Loved the views on the Trail

11 months ago

The area is decently crowded but it's still good fun and there are beautiful views!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Park is closed today :( we're going to sunset cliffs park

Friday, July 07, 2017

Really nice!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Easy hike with excellent views!!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Beautiful at sunset! Slippery at low tide.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fun place to go look around. Especially if you don't live near the coast.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

We went at low tide @ 11:11am on Sun 10/23/16 to get into some of the caves. The waves were so large & strong that there was no way to get to the caves. What we, could see from the cliffs was just beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

best ten bucks you will ever spend. absolutely stunning scenery. the tidepools are not to be missed

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Outstanding views but keep in mind it's a $10 entry fee

walking
Friday, May 20, 2016

Always have fun exploring here!

Friday, May 13, 2016

To get to the down side is an exciting adventure, you get in contact with wonders of nature, nice views, we were able to watch some sea lions playing around, fun for families. Just loved it.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Awesome. Weather was beautiful and the tide pools were amazing.

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