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Kelp Forest Overlook Trail

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0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 44' 13 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 417' 127 m
Low: 374' 114 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by John Shuttlesworth

A quick loop that leads to a covered awning and great views of the large kelp forest just offshore in the Pacific.

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The trail begins just past the Old Point Loma Lighthouse to the south. It is a quick loop that will lead you to a nice covered overlook where you'll enjoy endless Pacific views, as well as a large kelp forest growing a couple hundred yards offshore. The awning provides nice shade while you take in all of the posted information and enjoy a nice rest on one of the park benches.

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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Feb 9, 2018 near Coronado, CA
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Feb 13, 2018 near Coronado, CA
Bayside Trail is a great place to rest and view the local navy fleet with many ships, subs, jets, and helicopters frequenting the skies and waterways.
Apr 23, 2018 near Coronado, CA
The lamp for the Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Feb 13, 2018 near Coronado, CA

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