Gray Whale Cove Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pacifica, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and surfing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From CA-92 West, turn right onto Main Street and drive for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto CA-1 North adn drive for 7.4 miles. The parking lot for the southern entrance into Montara State Beach is to the south of a restaurant called La Constanera.
easy hike with amazing views !
This is a fairly easy hiking trail. I took my 6 month old puppy with me for the first time and he loved it! Amazing views throughout the first half of the trail. We ended up walking to the beach right after! This is definitely somewhere I will be going again!
Easy trail with awesome views. You can spot whales from the high points in the trail in summer.
This trail was awesome for trail running. Great views of the ocean while going along the side of the hill. I joined up with another trail that did a loop and intersected gray whale trail again. Running, the whole thing took 30 minutes I could've gone longer as there were more trails available to go higher up. Perfect for a morning warm-up.
This is a nice, basic, scenic hike.
A very scenic hike. We saw a whale while looking over the ocean!!! Great for everyone and you get to relax at gray whale cove after :)
Nice, easy, beautiful hike! Great spot to take the kids.
Absolutely breathtaking!! I would do this hike again!!
Beautiful easy fun trail :)
Beautiful trail with incredible ocean views, links with a quite a few other trails on Montara mountain so you can easily make it a longer and more challenging hike if you feel like it.
Lovely trail. Easy enough. Watch out for poison oak!
Little fun hike. Dog friendly. Great view!
A beautiful hike not too far off the coast, so bring your camera! The directions for starting from the south end on the "Getting There" tab are kind of terrible. You can park in the parking lot south of Los Constanera, as instructed, but there are 3 parking lots farther north that are closer to the trail head - two on the west side and one on the east side (this one is literally right at the trail head).