Salt Creek Trail

Orange County, California

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Salt Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Orange County, California. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 198 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 319 feet.
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Salt Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Orange County, California. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 198 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 319 feet.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Orange County
Distance: 4.3
Elevation Gain: 319 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 198 feet
Top Elevation: 198 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Salt Creek Trail
Elevation Min/Max: 56/198 ft
Elevation Start/End: 198/198 ft
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Afoot & Afield: Orange County

Afoot & Afield: Orange County

Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point is a tremendously popular beach that draws surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, and families. At low tide, the tidepools are also worth exploring. Most visitors pay to park at the large lot between the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) and Ritz-Carlton Drive, but those with a sense of adventure can combine exercise and relaxation via the Salt Creek Trail.

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Orange County: A Day Hiker's Guide

Orange County: A Day Hiker's Guide

Salt Creek Trail offers a tour of the good life, Orange County-style. It begins at Salt Creek Beach, a lovely, 1.5 mile-long sand strand, skirts the Ritz-Carlton Hotel grounds, turns inland and leads past the Monarch Beach Golf Links, then ascends through a long greenbelt park into the heart of Laguna Niguel. Salt Creek Trail is popular with south Orange County locals, particularly exercise walkers. The paved path crosses the community of Dana Point, the city of Laguna Niguel, as well as three parks: Salt Creek Beach Park, Salt Creek Regional Park and Chapparosa Community Park. While the trail is a multi-use path, and open to cyclists, it’s mostly a travel corridor for those on foot—walkers, joggers, and stroller-pushing moms and dads. Beach-bound bicyclists prefer to zoom along the bike path paralleling Niguel Road—a far speedier route than Salt Creek Trail.

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May 2018