Sunset Cliffs Park Trail

EASY 272 reviews

Sunset Cliffs Park Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wildlife

As of June 2018, some users have reported that the area is under construction.

hiking
9 days ago

View of sunset was a 5... I rated lower due to construction that was underway. Parking lot closed and serious erosion near cliff edges. BE CAREFUL with children.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful, easy, and not touristy

24 days ago

One of the most beautiful places to climb down cliffs and explore small beaches

1 month ago

fun, easy and beautiful views

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike along cliffs with spectacular views of the ocean.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun and easy walk! Awesome views and beautiful place to enjoy nature!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful little trail. Super easy and can be done with kids. Go before the sunset and find a place to enjoy the sunset. You won't regret it! Parking is available on the street but the closer you go to sunset time it's does get harder to find a spot.

2 months ago

great experience, amazing view, this was a wonderful little hike opportunities to climb down hills using ...rope climbing non skills, I still loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Great views along the coastline. Parking is available on the streets with a few small parking lots dotted every half mile or so. Pleasant roadside trail

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it! My son is 3 and he got a bit tired but there are a lot of benches with wonderful views a long the way

hiking
3 months ago

wild flowers, beautiful ocean & sunset!

recorded Sunset Cliffs Park Trail

hiking
4 months ago

The trails weren’t really marked because of the construction but the area still looked beautiful

4 months ago

Chill but super beautiful.

6 months ago

Pretty sunset

walking
7 months ago

We went to Sunset Cliffs to take a walk, get out in natural and enjoy the sunset. I knew I wasn't there for a challenging hike. This was a post Thanksgiving recovery hike since I was dealing with many blisters from a previous hike...this was perfect! it provided incredible views and allowed us to climb and explore so we could be kids again for a little bit. As of Thanksgiving 2018 this trail is still under construction but it did not hinder our experience in any way.

walking
10 months ago

Go early because it can get crowded. The views are amazing.

11 months ago

Amazing Views along the coast

11 months ago

Trail is super easy and it is under construction. The pass is closed however if you look hard enough you will find a hidden trail, scale down the edge of the mountain and it leads to a rope, climb down that rope and you have a beautiful beach that is secluded and private and all to yourself. That was the best part!

Friday, July 06, 2018

Great and easy trail when your on the go and want to escape the city life. Park on any side street. There’s a little coffee shop at the start made out of a trailer camper. Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Very basic

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Is under construction. Nothing but the dusty field(( All passes are closed

hiking
Saturday, April 14, 2018

We were in San Diego for a conference and stopped in the evening. A bit busy but everyone had there own thing going: yoga, surfing, dog walking, photography. Stayed to watch the sunset of course- was not disappointed.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A gorgeous overlook of the ocean at sunset, but not so much a hike.

hiking
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Beautiful

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Something scenic

Monday, March 05, 2018

Nice walk

Monday, February 19, 2018

This isn't a hike, it's more of a stroll along the beach, but the view is amazing and perfect for sunsets. However, please don't ignore the danger signs. My best friend's cousin was scrambling there, fell, and barely survived with a broken back, rib cage, face, and damaged internal organs. He had to be airlifted, and it went on the news and everything. It's relatively safe BUT DON'T IGNORE THE SIGNS

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Not much of a hike but so much much fun and absolutely beautiful

walking
Monday, February 12, 2018

So beautiful!!!

hiking
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Beautiful views of the beach and ocean. There's a large parking lot. Only drawback is that the trails are not clearly marked and it can be confusing. Some graffiti which is really unfortunate and a few people walking around with their dogs off leash. Still amazing views for being a free park.

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