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Sunset Cliffs Park

 
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0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers

 

86% 

Runnable

55%

Singletrack

186' 57 m

Ascent

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Descent

228' 69 m

High

42' 13 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

15%

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Lovely walk with panoramic ocean views.

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Overview

This parks topography includes coastal bluffs, arches and sea caves. Sunset Cliffs affords inspiring panoramic ocean views. From the cliffs, the California Gray Whale can be seen migrating annually from the Bering Sea to Baja California.
Features: Birding — Wildflowers
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Parking is available on the street or at a number of small lots at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and there are no restrooms available. Take Interstate 8 West to the end, then following Sunset Cliffs Boulevard through Ocean Beach to Sunset Cliffs Park to where the street ends at Hill Street.

Description

From the parking lot, there are unmarked trails leading you to the cliffs. There is some overgrown shrubs at times but making your way around it is simple.

Flora & Fauna

Coastal Sagebrush, Coast Paintbrush, Yerba Santa, California Sunflower.

History & Background

American Kumeyaay Indians used to travel through Sunset Cliffs to gather seafood from the intertidal areas on the beach below the cliffs. They also gathered various forms of plant life in the area.

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