Salt Creek Trail

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Salt Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dana Point, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1013 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

trail running
5 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

walking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

its a great trail for a good run.

trail running
2 months ago

Great run from dog park to beach. 10 mi round trip, lots of hills.

road biking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Relaxing hike, more like a nature walk.

6 months ago

Good hike! Had sooo much fun.

6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

walking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

OK - Laguna Beach has many beaches for sure. Thus far in my experience, this is the nicest and most scenic if you want to spend the good part of the day just hanging at the beach. Nice grass area, nice beach and very long, walking he beach is great, and yeah, there are a lot of surfers there, and the waves are great. If your bringing a lot of stuff with you, note, it is a ways to the beach (vertical more than length). I'm told at times there are $1 shuttles to the beach and back from the huge parking lot above. Which is another great thing you don't have to worry about - there is a huge parking lot right off Hwy 1. It costs $1 per hour though. Any kind of cash or credit cards work! Really, this is a no headache fabulous beach with easy parking.
Note - if you want to hike to Dana Point (and that's a great area too) - you really can not pass the headlands area in between the two areas without going up the hill, then back down again. At the end of Salt Creek Beach , you will note the switch backs to your left that take you up and over to Dana Point.
Note - this .gpx track takes you up for a drink at the Ritz Carlton Hotel (swank city) to an outside patio overlooking the ocean, then through the hotel to your parking lot.

hiking
Saturday, March 21, 2015

walking
Sunday, September 21, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, April 30, 2013