Bluff Top Trail
Bluff Top Trail:
A historical walk along the Dana Point Bluffs. This a short 0.2 mile walk that offers beautiful views of the Dana Point Harbor as well as you can walk under the Dana Point Arches from the 1930 Dana Point Inn, passes Hide Drogher, hide trade statue & over the seasonal Dana Point Waterfall.
- Free street parking
- Open 6AM – 10PM
- Lit Path
- Benches on both ends of the trail
- No restrooms
As you walk along this .2 mile trail you will pass under the Dana Point Arches from the Dana Point Inn from 1930 – sign reads “These arches were part of the S.H. Woodruff’s resort hotel – The Dana Point Inn. The stock market crash and The Great Depression halted construction, ending his dream. Part of the foundation, the hand poured concrete arches remain a local landmark. Remnants of a 1920’s rock path are visible from the bridge crossing the canyon.”
Continue on to see the Hide Drogher Statue showing a hide trader reads “New England sailors of the 1800’s tossed locally-raised cowhides from these clidds to be traded fro finished goods carried by their ships. Sculptor: F. Benedict Coleman 1990”
The bridge is also over the Dana Point waterfall (man made), visable from Dana Point Harbor Drive, only visable after heavy rainfall. Looks very tropical as it is surrounded by palm trees.
Then continue on up the stairs to a look out point.