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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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 55 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views
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As of June 01, 2020, users have reported that part of the trail is CLOSED, but an alternate route is provided.

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Javier Camacho
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Hiking

We parked at the Califia Beach end. Parking was $2/hr. We only walked halfway to the pier and back. Nice views of the beach. Lots of people not wearing masks so please be careful.

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Nolina Beauchamp
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Hiking

Mask up, people!

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Adrienne Burn
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Good. Relaxing. Easy.

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Lisa Flotho
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Walking

The trail is fully open now. It’s a beautiful walk along the beach. Very busy with kids, runners dogs and bikes on the weekends. San Clemente is absolutely gorgeous!

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Andrew Schrock
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Hiking

Crowded, boring, ppl not distancing or wearing masks for COVID.

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Megan E
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Hiking

A great walk on a sunny day in the late evening.- esp if you have dogs. Part of the trail was closed - like others have mentioned - but an alternate route was provided. Follow the signs and prepare yourself to walk up the big hill.

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Angie Lira
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Hiking

So beautiful! Amazing walk by the ocean.

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Mady Saenz
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Beautiful Hike but it was closed so I walked the beach there and pch back.

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Angie Lira
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Gorgeous

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Angie Lira
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I love San Clemente! So beautiful and great views.

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Erin Clare
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It’s a flat and easy trail along the ocean. It’s crowded with beach goers and tourists as well as people using the active trail for running. The last half of the trail is blocked off due to a rock slide in the bluff, the tide was too high to walk around but I saw most of the beach. Even with covid it was busy.

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Helen Vu
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Hiking

Beautiful scenic walk. Very enjoyable!

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Weekend Warrior
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Hiking

Great walk by the beach. Brought our dog and she loved it. Trail was temporarily closed off towards the end but a great place to spend the afternoon.

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Heather Frewin
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Hiking

Such a beautiful trail! Amazing views!

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Vance Nordman
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Hiking

beautiful easy trail by the ocean.

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Tonya Cartmill Saliba
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Hiking

Urban trail along the beach. Crowded. Nice views of homes and beaches. Designer urban planning, in a high population zone.

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Shayan Saeed
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Walking

Nice stroll along the beach with ocean views!

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David Carlson
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Hiking

Typical beach trail

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Jennifer Johnson
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Hiking

Great place to walk if you like dogs!

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GT W
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Walking

Nice walk along the strand here. There is ample free parking nearby the main entrance to the beach. I say entrance because the railroad runs parallel to the coast here, and you can only cross in a handful of places. You walk essentially parallel to the railroad and ocean on the paved strand here. The cliffs are outstanding here and the beach is usually immaculately clean. Please pick up any litter that you see!

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Bedrock Breaker44
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Hiking

It’s a great Hike there’s some little tricks for bikers on the side of the trail. It’s good just recommend that you go early in the morning it gets pretty packed.

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Malcolm Shaw
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Walking

An incredibly picturesque area with all kinds of things to look at. One is my all time favorite beaches.

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Alda Moules
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Love It relaxing

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Kathy Wuerth
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...another favorite...clean, with the option of walking along the ocean, if you want to get your feet wet and keep cool.

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Michelle Barczak
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Walking

Beautiful Oceanside trail

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Kimi Burch
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Walking

Great walk along the beach.

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Liz Aragundi
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Such a beautiful trail to the pier.

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Scoti Ann Samant
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Extremely busy path, but the views can't be beat.

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John Heywood
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Nice dog friendly trail with lots of parking

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