San Clemente State Beach is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Clemente, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and surfing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice easy cool beach hike. Go early as it gets crowded.
Nice hike to the pier and back.
It's was great. Narrow path in some spots. Majority flat.
This trail is very scenic and beautiful!
Flat well groomed trail, most of which is packed decomposed granite. Very easy coastline trail that is busy most daylight hours. Bikers, runners, walkers, dogs on leashes. Not a peaceful walk by any means, but on warm days, the coastal breeze keeps you cooler than inland. Trains run parallel and frequently to the trail. Keep your eyes open, some bikers are less than considerate, as are some dog owners, leaving do-do on the path. Several entrances have paid parking and a few areas have free street parking.