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San Clemente Beach Trail

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 4.5 (2)

A well-maintained trail and boardwalk that showcases one of the best beaches in Southern California.


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2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

33' 10 m

High

15' 4 m

Low

25' 7 m

Up

35' 11 m

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Max Grade (1°)

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Description

North Trailhead: Exit the I-5 on E Avenida Pico. Follow Pico west for 0.7 miles until it ends on N. El Camino Real. Turn right and look for the Metrolink Station.

South Trailhead: Exit the I-5 on Ave Calafia. Head west for 0.2 miles. Ave Calafia ends at the parking area.

This is a fast, flat course that showcases one of the most scenic beaches in the area. The trail is a combination of hard-packed sand and boardwalk. There a couple of small paved sections. This trail gets very busy on the weekends and is best hit early in the morning. There are several other parking / access points along the trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of San Clemente, CA

Shared By:

Jason Fincher

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

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in San Clemente

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#1

in San Clemente

#795

in California

#8,522

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Sunrise over San Clemente.
May 14, 2015 near San Cle…, CA
Ripping the curl.
May 14, 2015 near San Cle…, CA
San Clemente beach life.
May 14, 2015 near San Cle…, CA

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Feb 19, 2022
Rochelle Haas
2.5mi — 0h 55m
Dec 26, 2021
Rochelle Haas
Fell in the mud, washed off in the ocean, and watched a piper get harassed by a mean seagull. 3.1mi — 1h 12m
Dec 24, 2021
Rochelle Haas
Hiked with the doggo. 2.6mi — 0h 54m
Jan 1, 2021
Rochelle Haas
Took the doggo for the first time. He loved it! 1.7mi — 0h 32m
Dec 23, 2020
Rochelle Haas
The moonlight was so pretty on the water. 2.1mi — 0h 37m
Nov 27, 2020
Rochelle Haas
Caught Pokemon in the sunset. 2.6mi — 0h 57m
Nov 25, 2020
Rochelle Haas
Trail fun from Grammy's house to North Beach, back to Calafia, and back to Grammy's. Perfect sunset trail run. 5.3mi — 1h 14m
Sep 6, 2020
Rochelle Haas
From the state beach to the pier and back with the kids. Super easy and pleasant. 1.4mi — 0h 35m