Explore the most popular birding trails near Huntington Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

nice hike with easy parking. a lot of runners so this might be a good spot if you like to jog/run

Very peaceful when the weather isn’t great!

2 months ago

Great view!

it's alright, bikes restricted

Nice place it has stairs and hills

trail running
4 months ago

A quick trip from Belmont Shore, Long Beach for me for some mid week miles. Soft surfaces and a great run along the ridgeline below the houses up top provide for an excellent view of the Ocean. Sunsets are solid here as well.

Though a bit small for runners looking for serious distance (I tend to do double or triple loops of the entire place) it is soft on your legs and boats beautiful wildlife when you want to get off of the roads.

Not overly crowded during the week, but for the weekend, get their early. The parking lot is small.

hiking
5 months ago

All in all the trail was nice. A few forks in the road, but the apps map makes it easy to follow. Plenty of parking, but there was a lot of trash in the bay. However, I would recommend it.

Fun hike, long and flat lots of birds to see

Fun hike, long and flat lots of birds to see

road biking
7 months ago

The number of stars I want to give this trail really depends on which part of the trail I'm rating. I start from Orange/Anaheim and either ride south or north/east from there.

Going south to Huntington Beach you run into some head winds which makes things difficult, but my biggest issue is the miles upon miles of homeless encampments that really drag down the aesthetics of my ride. I don't feel unsafe, I just feel uncomfortable. The rest of the ride down to the beach is a bit dull until you get close enough to see the ocean. Once I get to Huntington I like to turn right and head up the Huntington trail along the coast.

I much prefer to ride north/east, especially up past Lincoln in north Orange. Again, right where I get on in Orange/Anaheim I have to ride through a considerable stretch of homeless encampments, but once I make it to Imperial Highway there's water in the riverbed and even a fair amount of wildlife. I usually get off at Yorba Regional Park and turn around, but it's still pretty going to the end of this stretch of the trail.

Overall, I like this trail because it's straightforward, accessible, completely separated from motor traffic, and long enough to get a good ride. I just wish more of the trail was aesthetically pleasing! I'm not asking for much, just something better than run-down tents and an empty concrete riverbed.

Love this trail! Try and schedule your runs around the tide. Mainly avoiding the low tide periods within the wetlands.

I love this trail, I always go back when I can it never disappoints!

Feels like you're in a different city!

Coming back here again! Easy and simple, great for kids!

I love this real because I live less than half a mile away from here and this hike is vary easy, but still a fun hike for all ages!

birding
10 months ago

Quiet, clean, beautiful birds.

quick nature trails. not really a hike, but very nice and easy

quick with ocean view.

Nice for a quick stroll or trail run. kid friendly. No dogs allowed. You can easily extend your mileage by going down the riverbed trail.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

This is one of my favorite local places to run & walk. I can also bike the 5 1/2 miles there so that's a plus. Very limited parking.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I volunteer here frequently and help keep the area clean. I love seeing people here and walking about to get outside and the kids room is really cool too. The people there are extremely sweet as well!

Flat gravel trails guide you along this hike located across Pacific Coast Highway from Bolsa Chica Stare Beach. Parking lot allows for about 30 vehicles and can fill up fast. Seasonal birds abound and my favorite time of year is when the elegant terms are in for breeding. It's as much about the sound of the terns as it is the mass amounts of them flying out to sea to feed. Great hike and place to see one of the largest wetlands left in California. Just north on Pacific Coast Highway is Sunset Beach with lots of places for breakfast and lunch. Overall a great place and hike for the whole family.

hiking
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

this place is good and it's mostly flat ground the trails are well-defined there's not anything to trip over and I saw some Wildlife including butterflies two squirrels fighting and of course a rabbit this is my first trailer to while I was pleasantly surprised

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great little place for family hikes!! We got to see some snails, ducks and even spotted a coyote!! Highly recommend!

walking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Relaxing walk with kids.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Too easy but the view is awesome.

Nice walk, great for birding, easy to follow path, open and populated.

Easy walk, you get two choices of scenery, each visit has been very pleasant. I have yet to walk the full trail because I tend to go for the sunset view, which is stunning from here. Top choice for sunset viewing. They have benches perfectly placed.

Lovely at dawn. The winter rains have caused wildflowers to grow over the trail in spots; there are also some gnat swarms near the oil wells. But these are minor inconveniences. Great dirt to run on!

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