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

Very pleasant, easy to manage/navigate. The trails are well maintained, the wildlife is plentiful, and the scenery is stunning.

Personally, I prefer hikes with lighter foot-traffic (Rather feel like an explorer than a tourist), but this one is an exception. There are three hikes to choose from: 1/4 mile, 1 mile, and 2 mile, with the 2 mile being the best, in my opinion. However, all are worth experiencing, and, since the terrain is relatively flat, I’d recommend doing all 3 in one trip.

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quick, pleasant hike

Pro Tip: there is parking in the neighborhoods near the park (check signs for street sweeping). It is a bit of a walk to and from the trails, but consider it a warm up for what’s to come

Easy, beautiful walk that will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a short time.

Easy and enjoyable hike. Perfect getaway from the city life even if it's for an hour or so.

Super easy trail that's great for kids. It's pretty and has benches everywhere so you can rest and take in the view of the water.

Just a note, there is NO running allowed on these trails and it is strictly enforced. (Trust me I've got myself in trouble:)

Perfect trail for the little ones. We live this place!

hiking
3 months ago

great little trail, easy for a walk or a run. i take my dogs regularly. horses, rabbits, cyotes, ducks, cranes, hawks.... one of the best additions to the area. there are homeless in the river bed but they keep to them selves untill sundow.

road biking
3 months ago

I've ridden this bike path hundreds of times and it never gets old. Try to catch it during sunrise for an extra special ride. The afternoons can get busy through.

3 months ago

Great walk. Very clean and the walk/bike paths are separated. Parking is free until 8am, but only $1 an hour past that. I left at 7:30 am and parking lot was about 3/4 full by that time. 1/4 mile markers are in the walk path, very helpful. People were very friendly.

Very steep beginning...start slow to warm up...dusty and 76 degrees when I went - up to top and then over to towers and back. Used trekking poles which helped greatly for the steep down to parking lot. Note parking sucks 7 spots for many many hikers. Be patient for parking and beware permit parking accept those few in park spots.

Great hike though and great views!

Flat, not challenging at all. Many runners and walkers.

Love this trail. Great views and separate paths for bikers and walkers/runners. Several rest rooms along the way if needed.

really nice view!

walking
4 months ago

This is a decent walk, if you want to walk when there is not much people. I usually go due to the fact that there isn't any people and I take my dog off leash. Nice scenery of the dichotomy of nature and city life. Very easy walk.

on Dominguez Gap Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Great city walk. A little scretchy on the back side (east) near the tracks but all in all, nice place. I'm going back.

Nice place close to home to get an outside stroll in.

walking
6 months ago

Great view!

Great little trail in Long Beach. Went on a weekend when there were quite a lot of people. All in all a nice break from the urban sprawl.

Very easy trail, great views, used the stairs for some cardio.

Lovely but crowded.

Found this to be a bit to isolated and there's some squatters that hang around. Be careful.

Easy trail for kids. Lots of shade. Not much workout. Paid parking.

Excellent getaway. Reminds me of my home in Oregon in spots.

walking
8 months ago

Nice city trail. I did this with my lab and she loved it --as she was introduced to horses up close on the back of the loop for the 1st time. I will do this again since it's close to house and gives the feeling of being away from city in some areas of the trail.

Beautiful

August 19. 2017
This is a nice trail. It seems to need a little bit of cleaning up. some of the brush just seems way to thick. Also this trail is probably much prettier in the winter or spring with flowers etc. in August it's just really dusty and there are a lot of spider webs but obvioulsy that just comes with the area. Nobody can really do much about that. It would be nice if the description had mentioned that there you have to pay for parking (cash only). I went on a Friday so it was 6$ on other weekdays it's 5$ and I think 7 or 8 on the weekend (sorry didnt really look at the price on the weekend). I would probably come more often again if there was no parking fee.
I went with my one year old. I carried her in a backpack a stroller wouldn't have been fun here. It's a little too sandy. Maybe one of those jogging strollers with big wheels would be fine. We saw a few animals : turtles, squirrels, a crane, lots of birds, dragon flies and even a little bunny. It's definitely a great trail for children. Very easy to hike.

Great for the kids. A lot of beautiful nature to observe. Not at all strenuous, more like a leisurely stroll.

walking
9 months ago

Peaceful quick getaway from the busy city hustle and bustle!

It's great mostly because it's close to home. But it does get crowded. Even though there's acres of empty sand, people love to conglomerate on the running and biking trails. Good three mile trail marked at every 0.25 mile and extends into the downtown/shoreline village area to the west and Belmont shore to the east.

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