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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.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 55 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

views

hiking
6 days ago

So beautiful! Amazing walk by the ocean.

hiking
closed
13 days ago

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

hiking
14 days ago

Gorgeous

I love San Clemente! So beautiful and great views.

hiking
closed
washed out
25 days ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenic walk. Very enjoyable!

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Such a beautiful trail! Amazing views!

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

Not a great walking beach. Beach Sand is getting washed out. There is no level surface on the beach to walk.

hiking
7 months ago

beautiful easy trail by the ocean.

hiking
9 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago

Nice stroll along the beach with ocean views!

hiking
11 months ago

Typical beach trail

hiking
11 months ago

Great place to walk if you like dogs!

walking
Tue Apr 02 2019

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!

hiking
Tue Mar 05 2019

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.

walking
Mon Feb 18 2019

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

Wed Jan 02 2019

Love It relaxing

Wed Nov 28 2018

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

walking
Sat Nov 24 2018

Beautiful Oceanside trail

walking
Mon Sep 17 2018

Great walk along the beach.

Sat Apr 21 2018

Such a beautiful trail to the pier.

hiking
Mon Apr 02 2018

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

Sat Mar 03 2018

Nice dog friendly trail with lots of parking

Sun Feb 11 2018

Amazing I go on this trail all the time it’s right next to my home and it’s got amazing view of the beach.

walking
Sat Dec 30 2017

I live close by, and try to power walk the trail a few times a week. It can be crowded, but always enjoyable.

Sun Nov 12 2017

Beautiful.

Sun Mar 12 2017

Awesome trail!

Sat Sep 17 2016

Nice easy cool beach hike. Go early as it gets crowded.

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