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San Onofre State Beach

More than just a beach, San Onofre offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities.  Scenic hiking and mountain biking trails are found in the back country.  Bicycle along the coast on old abandoned Hwy 101.  A nature trail, a natural preserve including a lagoon and several campgrounds are located within the park.  This is home to a number of birds and other wildlife including eleven endangered species. 

Warning: Rattlesnakes are found in this area, use caution. See tips & rattlesnake photo on our Safety Page.

San Onofre State Beach
San Onofre Bluffs Campground

San Onofre State Beach
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San Onofre State Beach
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San Mateo Creek Campground

Panhe Trail
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Trail to Trestles Beach

Spring Wildflowers
San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve

San Mateo Creek, San Onofre State Beach
Trail from San Mateo Campground to Trestles Beach

San Onofre Trails
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View from Pocket Mouse Hill Trail, looking toward San Mateo Campground

San Onofre State Beach

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve
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San Mateo Creek Lagoon, Trestles Beach

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Trestles Beach

San Onofre Wildlife
List of the 11 endangered species found in this area, links to other sites
with photos and facts
 for all 11 species.

San O Rattlesnake -- Tread Lightly!
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Photo taken in San Mateo Campground weekend of June 24th. Photo by Phil Culshaw.

Trestles Beach, 8-19-08
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Our camping/surfing trip at San Onofre State Beach