Pedaling Through Paradise: A Coastal Wildflower Ride

Pedaling Through Paradise: A Coastal Wildflower Ride

The right place, at the right time.

Susan and I set out to explore a ride we’ve been hearing great things about. Even with high expectations, we could not have anticipated the kaleidoscope of color splashed across the landscape. Our wildflower ride began at Camp Pendleton, riding a stretch of the old Pacific Highway trail.

As we pedaled along, it was tough to take your eyes off the moving panorama of wildflowers in full bloom. The wild mustard painted the trail in vibrant hues of yellow, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for our little adventure. The hillsides of Camp Pendleton were a sight to behold, carpeted in a dazzling display of yellow mustard and orange poppies.

Our trail led us first to the rustic San Onofre beach, where we took a break to explore the tide pools and collect some rocks for the tumbler. The beach was a treasure trove of natural wonders and wildlife. From here, we continued riding north… 

Trestles beach marked our turnaround point, and as we retraced our steps, we couldn’t help but feel grateful for the perfect weather, the wildflower bloom, and the opportunity to explore something new together. Oh… and the fact that I didn’t forget the camera gear!

This bike ride was more than just a casual outing; it was a memorable experience that involved a bit of luck, which somehow makes it extra special. We will definitely ride this route again, but it may be a very long time before we see it looking better than it did on this day. 

If you’re interested in this trail, exit the 5 freeway at Las Pulgas Rd. and locate the small parking lots just east of the freeway, and start your ride north from there. The signs are pretty easy to follow.

2 thoughts on “Pedaling Through Paradise: A Coastal Wildflower Ride”

  1. So glad you did this and enjoyed it so much! I look forward to joining you on this ride all the way to San Clemente pier for a drink before the ride back👍🌈

  2. Susan and Steve,
    This is absolutely gorgeous. We, love seeing the beautiful places you are able to enjoy.
    Love, Mom and Dad

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