Coastal Access Trail, Pismo State Beach

EASY 7 reviews

Coastal Access Trail, Pismo State Beach is a 1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grover Beach, CA that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.0 miles 20 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

off road driving


trail running





wild flowers


This beautiful, handicap-accessible 1-mile trail runs from the north campground to Grover Beach past the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Many opportunities to access the beach and enjoy beautiful views.

30 days ago

beautiful view!!

4 months ago

Great part of this trail is you are so close to other areas to walk. My wife and I walked from Shell Beach to this trail and back. The central coast is beautiful with a lot to see and do!

2 years ago

Nice and easy. Lovely beach views and coastal vegetation. Absolutely level and short.

3 years ago

Many times as a kid we used this trail to get from grandma's house to the beach

3 years ago

Not strenuous at all! I usually see older folks walking this as its easy and short yet runs along the beach great wooden trail is good for strollers and walkers.

3 years ago

Another wonderful mild hike

4 years ago

Not strenuous, but beautiful! At the north end, this trail joins up with a boardwalk/trail in Pismo Beach that goes all the way to the pier, probably another mile or so. Dogs are welcome -- in fact, on the Pismo portion of the trail there is a human + doggy drinking fountain.