Doheny State Park
When you tire of the beach, you can stroll the meandering paved paths along the beach; hike a section of the San Juan Creek levee trail, which travels 5 miles inland to San Juan Capistrano; or roll along Del Obispo Street to nearby Dana Point Harbor.
Visitor center: The small center, located next to the entry kiosk, has several aquariums, natural habitat displays, and a simulated tidepool. Behind it is a compact butterfly garden with accessible pathways. The center offers an active year-round educational program.
San Juan Creek Trail
Trailhead: Behind main lifeguard tower
Length: Over 4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Mostly level or gentleMay be a challenge for manual wheelchair riders who don't have good upper body strength.
DescriptionThis 4-mile levee trail runs along the western bank of San Juan Creek to its confluence with Trabuco Creek in San Juan Capistrano. You’ll pass several parks, baseball fields, a playground, and horse stables. You may see sandpipers, marbled godwits, avocets, mallards, black-necked stilts, and pelicans. There are four underpasses that may be steep for those in manual...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Beach Wheelchair: Yes
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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|Managing Agency:||CA State Parks|
|Address:||25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr.|
|Nearest City:||Dana Point|
|Hours:||Public day use and San Juan Creek Trail: Daily, 6 am-10 pm.|
|Dogs:|| In restricted areas|
Must be on a leash no longer than six feet and under supervision at all times. Permitted in the campground and day-use area; not allowed on the beach. When camping, dogs must be contained in a vehicle or tent at night.
|Public Transportation:||Orange County Transit Authority|
|Useful Links:||Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association|
Reviewed by Eric St. Amant, July 15, 2013
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