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Salt Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.8 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 89' 27 m
Descent: -434' -132 m
High: 391' 119 m
Low: 47' 14 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Loan Vu

Hop on the Salt Creek Trail to enjoy a pleasant paved path all the way to the beach.

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Features River/Creek · Views

Runner Notes

This is a great mid-week or after-work trail for those who live close and don't want to deal with cars or a natural-surface trail. From Chapparosa Park, it's roughly 8 miles to the beach and back, making it a hearty choice for those looking to do some mileage.

Description

Starting near Chapparosa Park, the Salt Creek Trail follows pleasant pavement on a gentle descent through suburban Laguna Niguel to the trail's namesake beach. Along the way, well-built underpasses ensure you never have to deal with crossing traffic, making this a great choice for families.

Upon reaching the beach at Salt Creek Beach Park, enjoy scenic coastal sand and dune grasses before returning the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Coastal grasses and neighborhood plants are about all you'll find along this trail.

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Plants on the trail
Jan 11, 2018 near Laguna…, CA

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