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San Clemente Beach Trail

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Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 25' 7 m
Descent: -35' -11 m
High: 33' 10 m
Low: 15' 4 m

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Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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

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There are a few railroad crossings. The trains really move through here so make sure to look both ways before crossing the tracks.

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.

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Land Manager: City of San Clemente, CA

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