In addition to its world renowned beaches and golf, San Clemente has 5 major trail networks detailed below that span the City from the beach, up the canyons, and along the ridgelines. These trails have been designed to provide a safe walking, hiking and riding experience while maintaining San Clemente’s coastal rural environment. The ridgeline trails provide spectacular views of the coast in both directions and pristine coastal canyons in adjacent wildlife reserves. San Clemente is a rare Orange County coastal City that is bordered on two sides by protected wild lands. Deer, coyote, and bobcats are common as is a full compliment of local and seasonal bird life.
Can I bring my bike/dog/horse? Bikes are welcome on all trails. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed and owners are expected to clean up after their pets. Horses are currently allowed on the Forster Ridgeline, Prima Deshecha, and Cristianitos Trails.
More Information (949)361-8264 | Recreation@San-Clemente.org
Getting there: Public parking is available in the Jim Johnson Memorial Sports Park parking lot near Shorecliffs Middle School - Exit I-5 at Avenida Vista Hermosa and head west; turn right at the signal "School/Park Access". Metered parking at North Beach is also available - utilize the signal at Avenida Estacion to cross PCH.