BEGINNING OF SUMMER Evening Hike and Picnic on the San Clemente Beach Trail

Randy Smith @randysmith

San Clemente Beach Trail - San Clemente, CA
El Camino Real and Avenida Estacion

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 1:00 AM - 4:00 AM

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ABOUT THE HIKE: This is the perfect way to celebrate the BEGINNING OF SUMMER with your Sunrise to Sunset Hiking friends as we hike the entire length of the San Clemente Beach trail from the Pico trailhead to Calafia State Beach.... and return to a potluck picnic. This beginner hike is 4.5 miles round trip, basically flat with minimal elevation/gain loss. The trail is an oceanfront boardwalk that is mostly hard pack dirt. We will be hiking for a total of about two hours on an out and back route at a relaxed pace. (If low tide, hikers have the option of a more advanced, strenuous path along the sand.) We will regroup at the midway point of the hike at Calafia State Beach snack bar and restrooms. We will plan to return to the Pico trailhead parking area that also has restrooms for our picnic. You will be enjoying a classic "Sunset" hike with beautiful views over San Clemente Beach. The trail is both dog and stroller friendly. http://i2.wp.com/socalhiker.net/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0495.jpg?resize=700%2C416 ABOUT THE PICNIC: Please bring food to share for our potluck. Food items will be coming out of our cars at the trailhead, adjacent to oceanfront picnic tables. BYOB (beverage) This picnic may be alcohol restricted, so we will exercise adult discretion and Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. We usually take about a hour of picnic time, plus or minus, depending on the weather and availability of various beverages. We will enjoy a bon fire adjacent to our picnic tables in the sand. Sometimes hikers have been known to sing and dance around the fire! Please bring one bundle of wood per car for the fire. Please bring a camp/beach chair for your personal seating at the picnic. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 5 Freeway in San Clemente, take the Avenida Pico exit heading toward the ocean.... turn right on El Camino Real... within 100 yards turn left into the Metrolink parking lot... park at the far south end of the lot next to the trailhead. We meetup at the trailhead. This parking lot is metered, with FREE parking after 6 PM. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.