When we lived in California, El Moro Canyon at Crystal Cove State Park was one of my love/hate runs. I loved the challenge, the scenery, and being able to soak my feet into the ocean afterwards. But it kicked my butt every. Single. Time.
The main loop is just under 9 miles, but you can easily add on more mileage. Be sure to bring plenty of water – it gets hot out there!
The last time I ran El Moro, I stopped and took some pictures along the way. Check it out!