Pelican Cove Park: Terranea Discovery Trail
Sections of the trail travel through Terranea Resort, previously the site of Marineland of the Pacific Oceanarium. You’ll want to leave time for a leisurely stroll through the nicely landscaped property or to grab a bite at one of several restaurants.
Terranea Discovery Trail
Trailhead: From the west parking lot, at the end farthest from the accessible spaces
Length: 1-2 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Gentle
Terrain: FirmNear the trailhead are some soft spots where the decomposed granite has loosened, but I had no problem negotiating them in a motorized wheelchair.
DescriptionAlthough it is called the Terranea Discovery Trail, locals know this as the Blufftop Trail, and as the name implies, you will travel high on the bluffs with unlimited ocean views. At the trailhead a detailed map shows six interpretive stations (all are accessible) along a mile-long stretch. The accessible route follows a circuitous path because of stairs...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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Reviewed by Ann Ruth, May 4, 2013
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