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Bluff Top Trail

Santa Clara Ave, Violet Lantern to Amber Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Scenic and historic

Terrific cliffside walkway with an absolutely amazing view of the Harbor, Capo Beach, and San... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
Tom M
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Dana Point, California
Very Unique Bluff Top Trail

This trail is an easy and short trail perched on the cliff above Dana Point Harbor Drive. It is... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
jaxgrls
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Dana Point, California
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Santa Clara Ave, Violet Lantern to Amber Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Terrific cliffside walkway with an absolutely amazing view of the Harbor, Capo Beach, and San Clemente. On a clear day, you can see San Diego County in the distance. There is a statue of a sailor tossing a hide off the cliff to the ships...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed December 7, 2016

This trail is an easy and short trail perched on the cliff above Dana Point Harbor Drive. It is more for meandering than actual hiking, so it is well-suited to all ages and abilities! Be sure to have your camera on hand because the views...More

1  Thank jaxgrls
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This is Dana Point's best kept secret. A simple walk that virtually anyone can do. It has spectacular views and easy walking for every age group.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Very short trail with a few stairs and concrete pathway, It has a great view of the whole harbor. Is a great spot for taking pictures but if you are planning to exercise go better to another place.

1  Thank Maria A
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this beautiful gem. Follow your gps to the address on Santa Clara avenue. It looks like it's only residential but it isn't. Park in the street. It's free. Enter the walk and be prepared to be in awe of the beauty all around...More

1  Thank beachlover987654
Reviewed July 2, 2016

If you want a choice view of Dana Point Harbor and Coastline views. You can park on the street, and walk above the Harbor. A real photo-op. One of my favorite scenic points that I enjoy taking friends and out of town visitors to. Truly...More

Thank beachbabelagunabeach
Reviewed May 26, 2016

The Dana Point Point Bluff Top Trail is just a couple blocks from the main street and is worth every minute of exploring! It is gorgeous, well made, scenic views, historic landmark points and over looks the harbor. It is really incredible and worth every...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Head up from the marina and grab the first parking space you can find (limited). Highly recommended if you driving through or staying in the area.

Thank ConstantTraveler13
Reviewed April 16, 2016

I was so excited to find this trail absolute beautiful !!! Nice easy walk with breath taking views a must do!

Thank jajamoules
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Just stairs and concrete. Not much of a "trail". Walk along residential area. The view is nice. You can see the whole harbor. When I asked locals how to find it, they had no idea what I was talking about. The rea goodl trail in...More

1  Thank Marcie Y
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Domirodriguez
How long is this trail one way?
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Response from yogiacomo | Reviewed this property |
It all depends where you start and finish. If you just do the bluff, then it's less two miles. Lots of options, easy, and great views.
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