San Clemente, CA Trails and Parks

San Clemente has 29 trails in the vicinity, including 22 hiking trails and 8 for walking. These trails range from 0.1 to 25.15 miles in length. The most popular trails are Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail, San Onofre Bluffs - San Onofre State Beach South and San Mateo Canyon Loop Trail. Trails.com member Alan B. recently completed San Onofre State Beach.
  • Santiago Peak

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    San Clemente, CA

    To the American Indians, it was Kalawpa (“a wooded place”), the lofty resting place of the deity Chiningchinish. Early settlers and surveyors named it variously Mount Downey, Trabuco Peak, Temescal ...
    •  8 hours
    •  16 miles
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    To the American Indians, it was Kalawpa (“a wooded place”), the lofty resting place of the deity Chiningchinish. Early settlers ...

  • San Onofre State Beach

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    San Clemente, CA

    San Onofre State Beach is perhaps best known as a busy camping spot midway between the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas.More than 300 campsites serve the needs of traveling motorists, ...
    •  1-3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    San Onofre State Beach is perhaps best known as a busy camping spot midway between the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan ...

  • San Clemente State Beach

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    San Clemente, CA

    From Dana Point to San Mateo Point, a long, gently curving stretch of sand and surf beckons surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, and strollers. In the north half, both the old coast highway and the ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    From Dana Point to San Mateo Point, a long, gently curving stretch of sand and surf beckons surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, ...

  • San Clemente Beach Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    From the stunning houses perched on cliff s above to the small crowds of surfers bobbing below and off-shore, this rail trail offers the best of both southern California’s “scene” and scenery. ...
    •  2.3 miles
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    From the stunning houses perched on cliff s above to the small crowds of surfers bobbing below and off-shore, this rail trail ...

  • Lasuen

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    San Clemente, CA

    Lasuen is a hiking trail in San Clemente, California. It is 488 feet long and begins at 106 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 91 feet.
    •  0.1 miles

    Lasuen is a hiking trail in San Clemente, California. It is 488 feet long and begins at 106 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • San Clemente Beach Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    San Clemente Beach Trail is a hiking and biking trail in San Clemente, California. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 24 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  2.4 miles

    San Clemente Beach Trail is a hiking and biking trail in San Clemente, California. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 24 ...

  • Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail is a hiking and biking trail in San Clemente, California. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 845 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.7 miles with ...
    •  2.8 miles

    Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail is a hiking and biking trail in San Clemente, California. It is 2.8 miles long and begins ...

  • Christianitos North Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    Christianitos North Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Clemente, California. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 631 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Christianitos North Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Clemente, California. It is 0.7 miles long and begins ...

  • Talega Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    Talega Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Clemente, California. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 896 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Talega Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Clemente, California. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 896 feet ...

  • San Mateo Canyon Loop Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    Head south past the dog park, following a groomed path to the first set of utility towers. Turn left and head downhill. The trail—which begins as a doubletrack and then narrows to a singletrack—drops ...
    •  50 minutes–1.5 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Head south past the dog park, following a groomed path to the first set of utility towers. Turn left and head downhill. The ...

  • San Clemente / Dana Point

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    San Clemente , CA

    Relatively unknown outside southern California circles only a few decades ago, San Clemente stepped into the world arena in 1969 when Richard M. Nixon purchased property that once belonged to ...
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    Relatively unknown outside southern California circles only a few decades ago, San Clemente stepped into the world arena ...

  • Southern California Beaches: San Clemente to Dana Point

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    San Clemente, CA

    The swallows of San Juan Capistrano return every spring to this region’s mission of the same name. Not a bad place to come home to. The region delivers coastal good times and still has a village ...
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    The swallows of San Juan Capistrano return every spring to this region’s mission of the same name. Not a bad place to come ...

  • Partial Pendleton Perimeter Ride

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    San Clemente, CA

    The Partial Pendleton Perimeter Ride skirts the northwestern and western edges of US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, entering the base’s property for a (legal) stretch before turning around ...
    •  25.15 miles
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    The Partial Pendleton Perimeter Ride skirts the northwestern and western edges of US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, entering ...

  • Ring around San Clemente

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    San Clemente, CA

    Most of this ride (70%) is on dirt trails, although the opening portion is on city streets. Start the ride at San Clemente City Beach. While the beach and ocean may be tempting, save them for ...
    •  21.05 miles
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    Most of this ride (70%) is on dirt trails, although the opening portion is on city streets. Start the ride at San Clemente ...

  • Trestles

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    San Clemente, CA

    At the southern end of San Clemente sits Trestles.Perched behind a large housing complex and relatively obscure from the road,Trestles produces some of the best and most consistent surf in Orange ...
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    At the southern end of San Clemente sits Trestles.Perched behind a large housing complex and relatively obscure from the ...

  • T Street

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    San Clemente, CA

    San Clemente’s T Street has three breaks. It’s typically a small wave that produces mellow lefts and rights on either side of the pier. The break is located close to downtown, so there’s ...
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    San Clemente’s T Street has three breaks. It’s typically a small wave that produces mellow lefts and rights on either side ...

  • San Juan Loop Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    The San Juan Loop Trail is a popular destination for many people in both Orange and Riverside Counties. The trailhead is easily the most visible in the Santa Ana Mountains. It is also one of ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
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    The San Juan Loop Trail is a popular destination for many people in both Orange and Riverside Counties. The trailhead is ...

  • Trestles Beach at San Mateo Point

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    San Clemente, CA

    Trestles Beach straddles the Orange-San Diego county line at San Mateo Point at the north end of San Onofre State Beach. San Mateo Creek empties into the sea at the point after draining from ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Trestles Beach straddles the Orange-San Diego county line at San Mateo Point at the north end of San Onofre State Beach. ...

  • San Clemente State Beach to San Mateo Point

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    San Clemente, CA

    This hike makes a loop along the shoreline, then returns along a road atop the bluffs. The trail begins at Calafia Beach Park, a day-use area at the foot of Avenida Calafia. The beach provides ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
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    This hike makes a loop along the shoreline, then returns along a road atop the bluffs. The trail begins at Calafia Beach ...

  • San Onofre Bluffs

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    San Clemente, CA

    Located along the road are the RV and tents sites for the San Onofre Bluffs Campground, as well as six numbered access trails that cross and descend the eroding cliffs to the shoreline. The ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
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    Located along the road are the RV and tents sites for the San Onofre Bluffs Campground, as well as six numbered access trails ...

  • Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    The Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail is a popular neighborhood trail in the coastal hills above San Clemente. The trail follows a horseshoe-shaped ridge separating the coastal front from the ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail is a popular neighborhood trail in the coastal hills above San Clemente. The trail ...

  • San Onofre Bluffs - San Onofre State Beach South

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    San Clemente, CA

    The San Onofre Bluffs stretch along three miles of coastline on the south end of San Onofre State Beach, surrounded by the Camp Pendleton Marine Base. A campground sits along the picturesque ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The San Onofre Bluffs stretch along three miles of coastline on the south end of San Onofre State Beach, surrounded by the ...

  • Sitton Peak

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    San Clemente, CA

    From below, Sitton Peak—a bump atop the rambling Santa Ana Mountains— looks imposing. On the summit, though, you feel decidedly on top of the world. When an east or north wind blows, cleansing ...
    •  5½ hours
    •  9.5 miles
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    From below, Sitton Peak—a bump atop the rambling Santa Ana Mountains— looks imposing. On the summit, though, you feel decidedly ...

  • San Juan Loop Trail

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    San Clemente, CA

    From San Juan Capistrano to Lake Elsinore, two-lane Ortega Highway stretches like a snake over the midriff of the Santa Ana Mountains, giving road warriors a taste of Orange County’s wild, unfamiliar ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.1 miles
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    From San Juan Capistrano to Lake Elsinore, two-lane Ortega Highway stretches like a snake over the midriff of the Santa Ana ...

  • Bell Canyon Loop

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    San Clemente, CA

    The crown jewel of Orange County’s regional park system, Caspers Wilderness Park is the county’s largest park (8,000 acres), the least altered by human activities, and the most remote from population ...
    •  1½ hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The crown jewel of Orange County’s regional park system, Caspers Wilderness Park is the county’s largest park (8,000 acres), ...