Best trails in San Clemente

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Looking for a great trail near San Clemente, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, running 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 Lakeview Park or Bolsa Chica State Beach. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in San Clemente ranging from 2.8 to 10.5 miles and from 239 to 1,007 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 San Clemente
Top trails (11)
#1 - San Clemente State Beach
San Clemente State Beach
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
As of June 01, 2020, users have reported that part of the trail is CLOSED, but an alternate route is provided. Show more
#2 - Vista del Sol Park Loop
San Clemente, California
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
Vista del Sol Park Loop is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Clemente, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primaShow more
#3 - Forster Ranch Ridgeline Trail
San Clemente, California
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Forster Ranch Ridgeline Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Clemente, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#4 - North Los Mares, Prima Desecha, and Las Ramblas Trail
San Clemente, California
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
North Los Mares, Prima Desecha, and Las Ramblas Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Clemente, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated aShow more
#5 - Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail
San Clemente, California
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Clemente, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. TheShow more
#6 - Talega Loop
San Clemente, California
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 32 m
Super tough trail, lots of mileage and 2200' elevation gain. But very good and scenic areas, and while it was close to some housing, didn't see so much trash that some other nearby trail runners had Show more
#7 - Las Ramblas and Harbor View Trail
San Clemente, California
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Las Ramblas and Harbor View Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Clemente, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primShow more
#8 - Reserve Hills Trail
San Clemente, California
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Note: Users have reported that the trail is closed for construction about halfway through.Show more
#9 - Trestles Beach
Trestles Wetlands Natural Preserve
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
Trestles Beach is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Clemente, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nuShow more
#10 - Christianitos South Trail
San Clemente, California
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Christianitos South Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Clemente, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
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