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Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 99' 30 m
Descent: -99' -30 m
High: 121' 37 m
Low: 34' 10 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

Run to the sandy More Mesa Beach along this route.

John McKinney

Features Swimming · Views

Overview

Using part of the More Mesa Loop Trail and the More Mesa Beach Connector, this route makes its way over the More Mesa and down to the beach for amazing coastal views.

Runner Notes

The beach itself is primarily loose sand, likely making for a hard and unenjoyable run.

Description

The run to More Mesa Beach begins at the dead end of Mockingbird Lane. From the trailhead here, the trail heads straight to the south while passing a few diverging trails along both sides. After running on the trail for 1/2 of a mile you'll reach the bluff's edge above More Mesa Beach. The More Mesa Beach Connector can take you down to the beach down a steep log staircase at this point. Enjoy the sandy beach and run up and down the coastline as long as you'd like before returning up the staircase and following the same route back to the trailhead at the end of Mockingbird Lane.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Black-shouldered kite, marsh hawk, the northern harrier, and short-eared owl are all birds that can be spotted along the trail.

History & Background

The mesa that you run over was once owned by Thomas More and the area was part of his Rancho La Goleta in the 1850s.

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in More Mesa

#574

in California

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