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Best trails in Dana Point

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Looking for a great trail near Dana Point, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crystal Cove State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park or Lakeview Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Dana Point ranging from 0.9 to 7.6 miles and from 6 to 314 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Dana Point
Top trails (8)
#1 - Salt Creek Trail
Salt Creek Beach Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Salt Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dana Point, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#2 - Dana Point Beach Trail
Dana Point Marine Life Refuge
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 34 m
Dana Point Beach Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dana Point, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#3 - Doheny Beach Trail
Doheny State Beach
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Doheny Beach Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dana Point, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers Show more
#4 - Salt Creek Beach
Dana Point, California
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 37 m
As of August 2020, there are currently no dogs allowed. Show more
#5 - Doheny State Beach Walk
Doheny State Beach
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
A 62-acre park popular for surfing, sunbathing, surf fishing and picnicking. This guide takes your from end to end. Doheny State Beach is a perfect place for a beach walk. There are towering palms, Show more
#6 - Heritage Park
Heritage Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
Heritage Park is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dana Point, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#7 - Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point, California
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 59 m
Dana Point Harbor is a 2.4 mile loop trail located near Dana Point, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show more
#8 - Dana Point Nature Preserve Trail [CLOSED]
Dana Point Marine Life Refuge
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
As of July 2020, this trail is experiencing partial closure and has limited visiting hours due to COVID-19. Please visit the park website for more updated information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_iShow more