Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast  by Robert Stone

Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast  by Robert Stone
Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast is a collection of 100 of the best day hikes along 238 miles of coastline, from Ventura County to Los Angeles to the U.S.- Mexico border. This comprehensive guide provides access to some of California's best scenery... stroll along quiet bay-side coves or trek up to panoramic ocean-front overlooks. Hundreds of miles of trails are included, accommodating all levels of hiking experience.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 49.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 49.

The Ballona Lagoon Marine Preserve is a 16.3-acre natural saltwater estuary between Hurricane Street (south of Washington Boulevard) and the Marina Del Rey Harbor Channel, one block inland from Venice ...
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
The Bayside Trail descends 300 feet down the cliffs on the east (bayside) slope of Point Loma. The 1.5-mile trail, an old U.S. Army roadway, winds down the hillside through chaparral and native sage s ...
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
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Black Canyon, at the north end of La Jolla, is one of the few undeveloped oceanfront canyons in San Diego County. The trail is a steep, vehicle-restricted road owned by the University of California th ...
La Jolla, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The Broken Hill Trails are the longest trails in Torrey Pines State Park. The North and South Forks form a loop, then join and head down to the beach at Flat Rock. Both trails cross the rolling, chapa ...
La Jolla, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
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From Cardiff State Beach, at the mouth of San Elijo Lagoon, to Swami’s Beach is a 1.7-mile stretch of cobblestone and sand beach backed by 80-foot jagged cliffs. San Elijo State Beach lies between, co ...
Encinitas, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
The Coronado Peninsula lies in the heart of San Diego Bay between the bay and the ocean. This hike follows the picturesque bay from Centennial Park to Tidelands Park, with sweeping views of downtown S ...
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Coronado City Beach, on the ocean side of the Coronado Peninsula, is home of the historic Hotel del Coronado, a vast Victorian complex built in 1888. The elegant landmark, dominating the oceanfront la ...
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
This hike begins next to Fiesta Bay at Crown Point Shores on the south edge of the Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve. The reserve is a 16-acre salt marsh that is adjacent to the mudflats and open waters of ...
Pacific Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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This hike follows the east shore of Mission Bay from De Anza Cove to Tecolote Creek. The creek flows from Tecolote Canyon into the Pacific Passageway, a waterway between the bay’s east shore and Fiest ...
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
The Del Rey Lagoon in Playa Del Rey, near the Marina Del Rey Harbor Channel, is tucked between the north end of Dockweiler Beach and Ballona Creek. The 13-acre lagoon is surrounded by a grassy park wi ...
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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El Matador, La Piedra, and El Pescador State Beaches are three small oceanfront parks on the Malibu bluffs which comprise the Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach. The three pocket beaches are within ...
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Escondido Falls is a 200-foot multi-tiered cataract deep within the Escondido Canyon Natural Area. The upper cascade can be spotted during the hike, but the trail ends at the base of the lower falls i ...
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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Tide Beach Park, Fletcher Cove Beach Park, North Seascape Surf Beach Park, and Del Mar Shores Beach Park are all part of Solana Beach. The cliff-lined sandy beach strand stretches for 1.8 miles from t ...
Solana Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
The Guy Fleming Trail is an easy 0.7-mile interpretive loop around North Grove, a dense stand of twisted Torrey pines. The trail is named in honor of the late conservationist, naturalist, and park sup ...
La Jolla, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Imperial Beach is a quiet, low-key beach town with a wide, sandy beach strand south of San Diego. The Tijuana River borders the south end of Imperial Beach. To the east is the expansive Tijuana Estuar ...
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
The first part of the hike follows the Coast Walk, a blufftop dirt trail with bridges and stairways that curve around the perimeter of the alluvial 100-foot cliffs. The cliff-hugging path offers sweep ...
La Jolla, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Malibu Bluffs Recreation Area comprises 90 acres on the bluffs between the Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Road, directly opposite of Pepperdine University and Malibu Canyon Road. The 100-foot bluffs ...
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Malibu Lagoon State Beach encompasses 167 acres in the heart of Malibu, with a brackish lagoon at the mouth of perennial Malibu Creek and nearly a mile of ocean frontage. The sand-barred lagoon, just ...
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beaches are strung together along the southern end of Santa Monica Bay, known as the South Bay. They are the laid-back, quintessential southern California beaches with ...
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
This hike is a loop that begins on the west edge of Mission Bay and returns along the oceanfront boardwalk. The hike follows Bay Walk, a paved path on the banks of Mariners Basin. The path connects Mi ...
Ocean Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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