Reef Point and Crystal Cove Trail

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Crystal Cove State Park

Reef Point and Crystal Cove Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Laguna Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until November.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 298 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

bird watching

running

beach

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no shade

historic site

no dogs

Note: Dogs are allowed on any paved surface/ the multi bluff trail, parking lots, and ramps. However dogs are NOT allowed on any of the backcountry hiking trails, beach, or Beachcomber Cafe. They must be on leash at all times. Please check with the park page for more information. Crystal Cove Alliance http://www.crystalcovealliance.org $15 Parking Fee

hiking
no shade
9 hours ago

Beautiful views and very nice for all levels of experience. Friend and I did get confused on where the start of the trail was but ended up making our own and walked along the cost.

walking
2 months ago

beautiful relaxing walk.... didn't walk on the trail but walked on the beach....easy walk...no dogs on beach but u can walk them on the trail.... absolutely will do again

hiking
muddy
no shade
2 months ago

Stopped recording- lost some of the trail in the beginning. Busy trail, beach on a Sunday. Views of Catalina. Easy walk

More of a walk on the beach... then a bike path along the highway. Crowded.

Super nice view and we even saw whales! Wild flowers are pretty

Definitely not a hike. Would call this an easy stroll along the coast but the view made it worth it.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful million dollar views!!! Quaint crystal cove cottages adds charm n interest!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail with Amazing views of the ocean. We walked down towards the cave which everyone should check out, as well as be respectful of the beautiful landscape. Great hike, can't wait to come back!

Amazing trail and stunningly beautiful

hiking
fee
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This is an exceptional coast/beach trail and for the number of people that use it, it was pristine. Make sure you do some poking around at Crystal Cove when you pass, it was a really interesting place. As far as looping back around on the bluff trail portion, I'd go up to Pelican Hill for some awesome, big picture views and then go back the way you came. The beach walk is far more interesting! The 15 bucks parking is a small price to pay for such a fantastic experience.

hiking
fee
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent trail, full of scenic views. This will definitely go on the list for a return trip. Next time we will spend more time taking in the scenery, stopping for a snack or meal.

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Nice paved trail along the beach, scenic views of the ocean.

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

It is actually a walk, not Hike. You are walking on the beach the down and back you are on a run/walk/bike trail. Beautiful scenery. Happy I checked off my list. 15$ parking because you are in a State Park. The fee is good all day. So bring a picnic or go get food and check out the rest of the park.

Great we’ll hike on the beach. Super chill and easy. Great at sunset. Beautiful. Had a beer at the Beachcomber, down the bluff from the Shake Shack on PCH. Great easy sunset walk!

Definitely recommend this trail it had mixed terrains which is interesting and makes the workout more well-rounded. The views are amazing..... calms the stress level!

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Amazing ocean views. One of our favorite places to hike right by the water! No real shade during the day. So a hat and some sunscreen is highly recommended!

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