Crystal Cove Green Route


Trail Details
Distance: 2.9 miles
Time: 1-2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation gain: 505 ft
Dogs: No
Parking: $15
The Green Route in Crystal Cove State Park is a moderate 3 mile loop trail that begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center. It travels across a variety of terrain and gives you a good feel for the interior of Crystal Cove State Park.

The Green Route begins climbing up No Dogs to No Name Ridge. Just before the one mile marker, turn right and head down Poles — so named because it follows the line of power poles. This trail is steep and footing can be tricky with the loose gravel. In fact, trekking poles would actually be useful here.

At the bottom of Poles, head right down Lower Moro Canyon.

Stay on the main trail down through Lower Moro Canyon, turning right after you cross the footbridge. Climb up the hill back to the parking lot and the visitor center.

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