West Oceanfront Trail to the Huntington Beach Bike Trail

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West Oceanfront Trail to the Huntington Beach Bike Trail is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Newport Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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: 12.8 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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Enjoy endless beaches, seaside towns and a trail that allows you to enjoy the beauty of southern California at its best. This trail follows two of the most beautiful beaches in California and provides access to great seaside communities, piers, and main streets. Start in Newport Beach. Finding the trail isn't much of a chore. Just make a beeline toward the ocean, and you'll cross the trail. However, finding parking is another story. There are a couple parking areas that currently charge $15+ per day for parking. Metered parking is available on the main streets of town, but you want to use metered parking and short-term lots only if you plan to spend a couple hours on the trail. Short-term parking can be expensive. Some people park in the various neighborhoods of Newport Beach, but you could drive around all day looking for an open spot, and you have to pay close attention to the signs, because each area is off-limits to parking at certain times on certain days, and the fines are hefty. You can also find parking at some of the State Beach lots, but these aren't much cheaper and are more in the middle of the trail. Don't worry about packing lots of food. Restaurant and snack bar options abound in both Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. In Newport Beach, you'll find numerous restaurants on Balboa Blvd. (the main drag) and in Huntington Beach, you will find many beachside eateries directly off the trail. Many of these are closed on weekdays during the off-season, but you will still find some of them open. Also, when you get to the pier at Huntington Beach, head east, across the PCH (local talk for the Pacific Coast Highway) and onto Main Street. You will love the food offerings just a couple blocks from the trail. Whether you navigate this trail on a cruiser, a tandem, a recumbent, a Trikke, a Stepper, an Elliptigo, a Terratrike, inline skates, a wheelchair, a road bike, mountain bike, or your good ol' feet, take time to enjoy the beaches, the palm trees, the ocean, the flowers, the food, the shopping, and the people watching.

hiking
4 months ago

Very busy in the summer. Must know how to dodge children. Several bathrooms and in the summer open convenience mini eateries.

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5 months ago

I've completed different sections of this trail on different occasions as it's a popular area to stroll the beach. Paved surface that is facing the shore of the Pacific. Popular for a lot of activities including use of beach cruisers, roller blades, skate boards, joggers, and those just out for a leisure stroll. Relatively flat with a couple small inclines so over all an easy trail. Great for an evening stroll if you're not looking for a lot of privacy or seclusion.

Fri Aug 04 2017

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