Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Clemente, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.7 miElevation gain784 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingMountain bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningPavedViewswild-flowersWildlife
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Sarelle Hayek
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Beautiful trail with plenty of side trails to take.

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Marissa Allison
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Shantanu Deshpande
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This is more of a walk on blacktop through a neighborhood park than buy it's a very good walk though a neighborhood park. The path is winding with rolling hills and a fewer steeper area. The views are nice and there are a couple of picnic tables along the way. There are turn offs which wind though other paths and I checked out a couple. This is a high traffic trail so don't expect much solitude. I saw quite a few bikers, dogs running around etc. I'm rehabbing my knee post surgery and this was really perfect for that. nothing challenging or technical, I did 6 miles with easy hills. Very enjoyable and I plan to hit this 1-2x a week during this rehab period. the air up here is great.

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Mike Black
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Sarah Schoenfeld-Nakamoto
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Nicholas Filippone
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Very good trail, paved surface almost all the way. Beautiful views; a little steeper grades than we expected. Started and ended at Steed Memorial Park.

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Nicholas Mays
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maglori maza
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Ashley Knoles
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Jessica Sardina
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Wonderful view of the ocean the entire time!

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Anonimo Papillon
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Clear and clean pathway. Saw a coyote in our walk.

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Lori Kisler
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This trail IS open. You have to look to entry on right side of gate. Paved trail, some ups and downs but not difficult. Nice views, lots of scrub brush, no big trees, but watch out for fast bikes and coyotes. Didn’t see any snakes but heard they are around....and might see a mountain lion.

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Michael Locatelli
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Jelson Gragasin
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Very nice hike! Enjoyed the beautiful views with my dog. Watch out for rattlesnakes!! Came across one hanging out on the paved walkway.

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Kristine Decker
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Beautiful hike! Perfect for the end of the day :)

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Cynthia Morales
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Kamil Konopka
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Rebecca Vaudreuil
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Great paved trail and definitely underutilized...not many people out on a weekday early evening. Would say that it is easy-moderate due to the inclines and walking on mostly paved terrain, which is a bit higher impact on the feet and knees. Nice push at the end up the hill and gorgeous views from the top and many nice vistas along the way. The round trip is more like 7.5 miles, very nice walk for sure!

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Meng Vue
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great

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Joel Finger
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Great hike, nice few shaded areas. Wonderful view at the end! Few hills to push you, few bikers out as well. Great dog friendly as well with stations.

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Izzy H
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HikingGreat!

really enjoy hiking this trail. specially in the evening to catch the sunset.

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Daniel Nava
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Its a bit tough going up and down hill bit in the end it’s worth it

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Rita Zeigler
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great trail! hills are tough but worth it.

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Esther Christensen
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Beautiful trail - we did it with a stroller and a three year old and wouldn’t recommend. Super steep inclines the whole way through and sharing the stroller between three people was still a bit of a mish!

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MORENA BASCO
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Great view!

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Vanessa Fronda
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6 miles out and back, 800 feet elevation. Great view. We went early to catch the sunrise. We are welcomed by a nice sea of clouds.

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AllTrails User
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There are a few steep hills, but manageable with kids. At the ending, there is a really nice view.

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Amanda Schneider
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Enjoyable but there are a lot of hills, so I wouldn’t say too “kid friendly” beautiful views and a nice breeze. Great for biking.

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Denise Grant
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It says 5.7 miles out and back. So 5.7 miles one way or 2.75 out and 2.75 back? And where do you park?

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Raquel Reina
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I think this trail is good for running , there is one big hill and kind of scary going back down, but if u have the right shoes you’ll enjoy this 100%. I didn’t make It all the way down but it’s nice

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