All Trails Map
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.
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There are many entrances to this trail but one of the best starts near the top near a few of the best view points. From I-5 exit at Camino de los Mares and head inland about 4 miles. Right on Camino Vera Cruz up past the school to the top of the hill. Continue to bear to the left at the fork. A few hundred yards later you will see the trail spur to the right