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San Juan Capistrano by Bike

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano by Bike

Bring your bike and extend your adventure. A great trail is moments from the station and takes you to the beach and beyond. This itinerary includes places to relax and take photos.


  1. Gear up with a latte at the Hidden Coffee House. A favorite with locals, and easily accessible from the train station, its doors open before the first train arrives.

  2. Cruise the San Juan Creek Trail to Doheny State Beach. The trail begins at the station, and takes you through the charming, historic Los Rios District. It extends to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point.

  3. Stay at the beach or continue your ride into the Dana Point Harbor, which is just north of the state beach.

  4. Have lunch at Shwack Beach Grill on Del Prado, a local hangout a block west of the Killer Dana Surf Shop. Their burgers will give you energy for the ride back.

  5. Retrace your steps or explore on your own. Just make your way back to the station in time for a quick drink at Trevor's Trackside Tavern patio bar. You'll find a great selection of beers and ales.

  6. Look for cool destination deals in San Juan Capistrano on our deals page.

Arriving By Train

The San Juan Capistrano Depot rests in the heart of the historic district and is an easy walk to the Mission and Los Rios District. Opened in 1894, the station is an example of the area's Mission Revival architecture.

First Trains Arrive

  • 8:50 a.m. OC Line from Oceanside
  • 9:03 a.m. IEOC Line from San Bernardino
  • 10:01 a.m. OC Line from L.A. Union Station
  • 12:13 p.m. OC Line from L.A. Union Station

Afternoon Departures

  • 2:00 p.m. OC Line toward L.A. Union Station
  • 3:21 p.m. OC Line toward Oceanside
  • 3:29 p.m. IEOC Line toward San Bernardino
  • 6:11 p.m. OC Line toward L.A. Union Station
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Get A Discount

A number of shops, restaurants and historic sites offer discounts to those who take Metrolink. Be sure to explore all the deals while planning your trip!

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How To Ride

Download the Metrolink Mobile Ticketing App. Or use any ticket vending machine (TVM) at any Metrolink station with weekend service to spend the best $10 ever.

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