Trump National Golf Course Trails

MODERATE 171 reviews

Trump National Golf Course Trails is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

5.5 miles
974 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Over 5 miles worth of scenic ocean trails in Rancho Palos Verde, California This place has it all. A beautiful golf course owned by Donald Trump, a picnic area with an amazing view of the ocean, must-do cliff side trails, a dog beach and some interesting television history. In 1996, MTV used surrounding areas of the penninsula to film the MTV Beach House. In addition, FOX filmed scenes from the hit show The O.C in the surrounding area and believe it or not, many of the Disney films - Pirates of the Carribean were photographed right on this coast. Why? Well, once you visit, you will quickly understand how much this area and its cliffs resemble those in Hawai'i. The trails here wind along the cliffs, some so close, those with fears of height should look away. Lined with coastal sage, cacti and many more native vegetation, you can't but help want to pack a mid day lunch and enjoy it beach-side. Right below the golf clubhouse is a tucked away beach - better known as the "dog beach". Frequented by locals and those from surrounding areas, you are sure to be in for lots of canine love. Give yourself ample time (1-3 hours) to explore the trails and tide pools along the beach.

14 minutes ago

best hike its my fave we go twice a many ways to hike easy trails tough trails dwn to the ocean trail benchs over looking the ocean to have lunch on..

trail running
6 days ago

Amazingly scenic. In fact you need to be careful to watch where you are going you don’t run off the edge of the trail and off a cliff.

Lots of hills so it is quite a good workout Especially if you take The switchback trails down to the beach and back.

fuck this place I will not step foot on any if this buffoons property

18 days ago

Beautiful views and great versatility.

1 month ago

Great place. Only draw back no shade. None. Bring a hat and water. Windy too so lip balm would be great too. Beautiful ocean views and some inclines. Especially if you go down to the tide pools. I went on a Sunday and the parking was full when I left. Lot of dogs and most were following the rules and had them leashed. Watch out for bikes. I did not know they allowed them.

4 months ago

Amazing views. Not much of cardio. If you want more workout take couple of to the beach and back sub trails.

4 months ago

Nice hike from my girlfriends condo down to the beach. The short, steeper trail down to the beach was a nice workout coming back up. Weather was perfect today!

4 months ago

Beautiful Hike.. Go USA. Love the American Flag!

5 months ago

Went to the Trump Trails for the first time on Sunday morning, & I fell in love with the trails. Beautiful views to relieve some stress. Less crowded in the morning.

6 months ago

This trail serves multiple purposes and is great for a walk, run, or hike. The trail overlooks the ocean and consists of moderate climbs. It also contains various activity levels so you can casually walk or challenge yourself to increase your heart rate.

trail running
7 months ago

Great trail to run .

7 months ago

Nice Moderate hike!

7 months ago

Good all around trails. Beach access on a couple trails challenging at most but doable for my 6 year old. Fun all around great views nice rocky beach.

8 months ago

Lots of beautiful trails of the main trail! It was a fun hike and had very challenging potions.

trail running
8 months ago

Nice trail . Nice ascending and descending routes. Beautiful scenery rain really change
Things for the better . Will be back for more.

9 months ago

The view is amazing. Always so peaceful every time I go. I've definitely become a regular.

10 months ago

Started this hike around 11 am on a Tuesday and we only saw a handful of other people. Took a right at the first fork and a right at the second as well. Then walked for about 3 miles on the shore. Definitely need hiking boots or good athletic shoes the rocks aren't stable and move around under your feet. Can easily make this as long or as short of a hike that you want. We walked for about two miles north on the coast and then walked back to the second fork and took the left path. That path is much more steep there are some stairs built into the mountain but they don't make the incline/ decline much easier. Some of the best views in the area. If your lucky you'll see seals we saw plenty of sea life in tide pools.

11 months ago

Beautiful views

Monday, January 02, 2017

Heavily trafficked but nice views and variety of skill levels with a couple different beach access points. Plenty of free parking near the Trump clubhouse. There is a nice park with picnic tables near the trailhead by the clubhouse.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

A great Saturday morning walk. But don't expect solitude, there were lots of people on he trail even at 7am. Good for me and my dogs. We had fun!

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