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Coast Walk Trail

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Length


0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers


70' 21 m

Ascent

-33' -10 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

116' 35 m

High

78' 24 m

Low

Shared By John Shuttlesworth

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A must-do short hike for anyone looking for quick access to exceptional views of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean.

John Shuttlesworth

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The bridge near the end of the trail was built in 1991 and suffers from typical coastal erosion. Heed any posted signage about bridge use.

Description

The trail can be started and ended at three separate locations. Parking near The Cave Store is the most accessible with the most room. The other parking areas only accommodate one to three cars, which are typically full. As oriented in this description the trail begins directly to the left of The Cave Store and proceeds along the rocky Pacific coast. You'll gain a little elevation, but the trail is very well-maintained and easy to navigate.

This trail typically goes unnoticed to the crowds of La Jolla Cove, as it is sandwiched between rocky cliffs and large homes, but offers some of the most spectacular views in Southern California. Well-placed benches offer inviting places to rest and take in the vistas. The dirt path ends at a very small parking area and then proceeds along a paved street to it's terminus.

Overall an exceptional way to spend a few minutes if you are ever in the La Jolla area.

Flora & Fauna

There is a large variety of flowers that are scattered along the trail. You'll likely see many seals, sea lions, pelicans, and a vast array of other coastal wildlife.

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