No Name Ridge/Poles/Rattlesnake Trail

CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK

NEWPORT BEACH

Activity: Day Hike, Bird Watching

>7 Miles, 1,289’ elevation Change, 3.5 hours duration, rated: Moderate

Date: 1-30-20

As I have said in previous postings I use Crystal Cove State Park as my local, go to training grounds to prepare for epic hikes, but Crystal Cove is much more than that. It really is a special place in itself with it‘s vast sweeping ocean vistas, views of Catalina and San Clemente Islands, the deep canyons, it’s rolling hills, oak grove, not to mention it’s tremendous beach.

You really can mix and match trails to customize your outing to just the right amount of time, and expenditure of energy. I hope that you will checkout the many hikes that I have documented here at OC Hiking ‘Pursuing Balance Through Adventure’, and find the one that matches what you want to do on that day, there are hikes that are short such as 2 or 3 miles to longer hikes that are around 9 miles. There are 18 miles of hiking trails in the park, and the park actually connects with neighboring wilderness areas, so as I said you can make your hike easy, hard, short or as long as you desire.

This hike starting at the top of the area is a great hike. Take the No Name Ridge also sometimes called the Pacific Ridge Trail, I guess depending on who’s map you are looking at. From there you will take Poles Trail off to your left, left on Mach One, then right on Rattle Snake Trail and back up the hill, to Boomer Ridge Trail which moves along the top of the park back to where you began.

I get a little apprehensive when vultures start circling over head.

We don’t stop hiking because we grow old we grow old because we stop hiking. 

This is another fun hike at Crystal Cove State Park please join me on other excursions by doing each of these steps LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, and FOLLOW. It you go to the menu you will see other areas that PBTA ventures to. If you want high quality, great adventure wear than go to SHOP APPAREL.

Happy Trails-

Roger Jenkins

Pursuing Balance Through Adventure

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