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No better place to watch the sunset.

Very easy hike but it does have a constant steady incline the whole way. There are rest points with amazing views and fun historical facts you can read along the way. There is no shade so be prepared for constant sun exposure. If you have little tikes who may tire, bring a stroller or wagon. If you do this during the right months, you are almost guaranteed to see whales.

Was a very pretty view of the coastline. Didn’t love the walk through the golf course.

Awesome views all around. I suggest going in Jan or Feb and you'll see plenty of whales. We also could see the next island over.

Fairly easy trail, paved the whole way to the top. Nice view of the lighthouse and the coast line from there. There’s a small unpaved trail to the next ridgeline that also offers a great view of the coast and the lighthouse, that’s not totally populated with people. Hiking boots or hard soled court shoes required for that. That was my favorite!

Awesome trail with few great overlook points! Must Go place !

4 days ago

The flat part of the path it’s very easy but when you start climbing the mountain it gets rough near the top and you end up doing a lot of rock scaling . we did not get to the top as we were worried about coming down and slipping, so we got 3/4 up.

I'd really call this a walk more than a hike. I've been here many times and usually see dolphins. It's also a great walk to take out of town guests to show off the beauty of the SoCal coast.

Awesome trail ... ZayRod

Nice trail to do with small kids
Awesome views to the ocean and great bare foot beach walk to the parking lot

Great got the views!

I didn’t see a single piece of trash on my way to the wind caves but then I saw someone leave bags of dog poo in the parking lot. If you’re going to bag dog poo only to leave it on the ground, don’t bag it to begin with. You can also hear the nearby highway from the smaller peak. If you have 90 minutes to burn I suggest this hike. Otherwise I think there may be better options nearby

6 days ago

Like others have said, it's a nice relaxing walk, but not a trail - it's a mixed use sidewalk/path. It's gorgeous, though, and great for walking with a friend.

Awesome beach and wasn't crowded at all. You can have fires on the beach here as long as you fill out a permit at the visitor center. Great place to relax and play in the water a bit if you don't mind chilly water.

This is a nice trail for all! It’s steep but paved well that lots of wheelchairs & strollers were on there too. Many lookout points to rest at and signs explaining what is around. If you are for a little more challenge check out the bunkers/ pillboxes at the top: Cool views and just a little extra challenge with short rocky trail. You need sunscreen & water, go to the bathroom before you park, there’s a public beach about 1/4 mile away across from sea park. Please take in what you bring to keep the trails clean for others. Mahalo!

breathtaking views overlooking the beach and ocean! very peaceful and serene!

Amazing hike! Easy to complete if you follow the road or you can meander along the beach and check out the tide pools. Either way, you end up at the amazing wild life refugee at the end of the trail. No shade on this hike, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Great views of the mountains and coast as well as a chance of whale sightings!

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