Gray Whale Cove Trail

EASY 49 reviews
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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.

2.3 miles 318 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

surfing

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

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.

29 days ago

1 month ago

easy hike with amazing views !

hiking
2 months ago

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!

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful scenery

3 months ago

Easy trail with awesome views. You can spot whales from the high points in the trail in summer.

trail running
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views.

6 months ago

This is a nice, basic, scenic hike.

6 months ago

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 :)

hiking
6 months ago

Nice, easy, beautiful hike! Great spot to take the kids.

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking!! I would do this hike again!!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful easy fun trail :)

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

Lovely trail. Easy enough. Watch out for poison oak!

birding
1 year ago

Little fun hike. Dog friendly. Great view!