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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8297
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Great trails!

Love walking these trails. Beautiful views, well maintained all around great experience. Our dogs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Reno, Nevada

Pleasant walk with coastal views and access to the beach. Can walk to the working seaport at Pillar... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kenneth H
via mobile
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Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8297
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love walking these trails. Beautiful views, well maintained all around great experience. Our dogs love it too!

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant walk with coastal views and access to the beach. Can walk to the working seaport at Pillar Point.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

So accessible. Beach access along the way is convenient. Some of the best sunsets I've ever seen. I traveled alone to Half Moon Bay alone and was completely comfortable walking along the trails early in the morning and in the evenings around sunset. Enjoy!

Thank callmegypsy
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Nice and flat and unbeatable views. This six mile course takes you from Half Moon Bay out to Princeton by the Sea. Plenty of places to grab coffee or a treat at either end of the run.

Thank Lisa d
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Always check weather before going to hmb When no fog go hiking the coastal trail and do lunch at pasta moon.

1  Thank RobbNevadaCity
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Everything in Half Moon Bay is pretty Awesome. Its hard to write about a place you love because I am kind of torn. I love it and don't want it to get much more crowded. This trail is just another free activity that lets you...More

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

What a great place, especially during early evening, walk through the fields to the pavements and onto the beach for a perfect sunset. Amazing people and atmosphere, super friendly and welcoming, don't miss it if you're in the neighborhood.

Thank Jamieclarks
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We walked this trail for about 7 miles, it has great views of the coastline and easy to walk. Bring water with you as there is nowhere to buy any drinks if it's hot.

Thank Deano1957
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Long areas of coastal view are lovely and often isolated during the week. Have seen migrating whales here and a large variety of shore birds.

2  Thank Diana D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We started out "trek" at the Ritz Carlton and walked along the golf course. When we got to the end of the paved section, we saw that there was a little dirt path, so we decided to follow it. It took us right along the...More

1  Thank Ralph R
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24 July 2017|
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Response from TW719 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Dogs are allowed on the trail, on the beach, everywhere we went!
Julie S
2 September 2016|
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Response from 723rudyg | Reviewed this property |
you can do both but the trail we traveled only went 1 mile
dzoara f
24 July 2016|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
There is no need pay. You can just find a place to park and hike. We chose to park at Francis Beach and walk to the Ritz Carlton. There was a small fee to park at the beach.