Pacifica Beaches - San Mateo Beaches and Coastal Trail is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Pacifica, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Walk along the beautiful Pacifica beach and if you are feeling adventures venture up the Coastal trail towards Sweeny Ridge for even better coastal views.
I was surprised how fun the hike was. I never hiked it before, and seeing it was 5 min away from where I live, thought I'd try it. A lot of people brought their dogs too.
awesome views, can range from easy walk to difficult hike depending on desire
Great little hike. It's nice to park at Sharp Park Beach and run south along the beach and up into the trails on the hill. Once in the trails look back at the big cape to see where Harold drove his Jaguar off the cliff in the movie Harold and Maude. Depending on what trails you take, an out and back should be about 3 miles.
Cold mostly year round. Bring a jacket and shoes with good tread. Is wet and foggy.