Tide Pools Walk

EASY 28 reviews
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Tide Pools Walk is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near La Jolla, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

The Tide Pools walk is an exploration of the tide pools of the La Jolla Shores Park

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2 months ago

1 hr 45 min to get here from Riverside. NOAA said low tide @ 12:43, left at 1:30, never got to see tide pools good enough to explore. Enjoyed the walk from general parking, decent, clean, and relaxing

walking
4 months ago

Always so beautiful and relaxing

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6 months ago

walking
8 months ago

Super easy. The tide pools are pretty once you get there. But the direction have you park near a mexican restaurant, & the first half of the walk is on the sidewalk to get to the boardwalk, which is more sidewalk. From there you can walk on the beach for a while. The tide pool area is really rocky & fun to climb around, but good luck getting any kind of cardio on this walk. It is just pretty & relaxing.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Had a great time with my wife. Enjoy the seals on the beach you can get really close to them.

walking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Not difficult at all. Unsure why it is labeled as so. Nice hike/walk.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

gives you a really neat perspective of the ocean and cliffs

walking
Monday, March 07, 2016

A great walk down the beach, not difficult at all so I'm not sure why its considered moderate difficulty. Beautiful scenery with wildlife and kelp strewn beaches. Parking isn't the easiest to find but the walk to the "trail head" is okay.

walking
Monday, January 11, 2016

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

One of the prettiest beach strolls I've taken. Not challenging at all. Parking however, is. Most spots are 3 hrs free parking. Bring a towel so you can take your shoes off. Especially beautiful at sunset.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The directions won't get you there the end you in a residential location, but keep going down till you find the beach and then (facing the water) go right t to the end of the beach and you will get there. I recommend going early after the tide comes in you can't really get out too far and some folks were having some issues getting back. It's very pretty, not a traditional hike. but definitely worth exploring. your feet will probably get wet mine did, n had to take of my shoes.