Luffenholtz Beach County Park

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Trail Distance: 1.5 miles
Time Estimate: 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On & Off Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

You can never go wrong with a day walk on the beach in California. The best part about these walks is that you can do them any time of the year and still enjoy most of what the area has to offer, and this is especially true about Luffenholtz Beach County Park. This shoreside park offers the Luffenholtz Beach County Park Trail for those looking for an easy going hike along the water.

The narrow trail is narrow and made from sand and compacted soil, and starts in either the north or south parking lot. If you start in the north parking lot, you'll find a shaded asphalt parking area that connects to the trail. Follow the trail, it will wind through a thick shrub for about a tenth of a mile before it enters the gravel and sandy beach, following along Luffenholtz Creek. The small creek descends down to the beach into the ocean, and trickles over boulders to create small waterfalls.

The trail turns from the creek, where it explores the rest of the beach and follows along the rocky shore, where you'll get an elevated view of the water. The sandy beach gets cut off from a grassy region, which is explored by the trail. After a short distance, the path connects to the southern portion of the trail and changed to a yellow sandy path that leads down to a beach right into the water.

Once you're done looking for shells, taking in the views, or just done walking, this southern trail leads east to the southern parking lot where there are restrooms, benches, and trash bins. The beach park and trail give you and Fido the perfect place to enjoy the afternoon outside and enjoy some time by the ocean to either swim, explore or whale watch.

Trail Features
Loose Terrain, Muddy, Rocky, Steep Inclines, Beach, Diverse Landscape, Grassland, Urban
Wildflowers, Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The trail follows along some cliff sides, so be careful when hiking. The high tide can come up and cover parts of the trail, so be aware of when you hike.
Address
Luffenholtz Beach County Park, 1639 Trinidad Scenic Dr
Trinidad, CA 95570
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours
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Address
Luffenholtz Beach County Park, 1639 Trinidad Scenic Dr
Trinidad, CA 95570
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours