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Salt Creek Bike Path/Running Trail (Laguna Niguel to Monarch Beach to Salt Creek Beach and Strands Beach)

Laguna Niguel,  
From You7793.94 Mi
Local Tips
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-09-08
Created ByJoshCox
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Bathrooms
  • Hills
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance70-99
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionYou can park at Chapparosa Park (25191 Chapparosa Park Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677) and run the rolling terrain (mostly down) to the beach, or access the path via Golden Lantern near the Fire Department (you'll see the park as you wind down the path). Once you reach Salt Creek follow the path down to the beach. You can run on the sand or stay on the path as you run south to Strands Beach, at the very end of the beach, as you approach a bluff, you will see a set of stairs to the left. Run up the stairs and follow the path to the road, go left and you'll see the public parking lot for the beach. You can have a pick up there or run an out and back to Chapparosa.

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  • Also a lot of parking at Salt Creek Beach but you have to pay the meter. Very hilly (in a good way), but how much depends on which way you run (toward the hills or toward the beach). I mainly did an out-and-back from the beach. Gloriously picturesque terrain. ( by GES on 2015-04-01 )
  • A mix of soft and hard surface. Most times next to the hard surface is a dirt path. Love this run. ( by JoshCox on 2013-09-08 )