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Gregory Stornetta reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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Only half of the trail is open due to Covid, so you won’t be able to see the elephant seals. $10 fee at the gate, but is transferable to any of the state beaches in the area.

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Melissa Williams Hatten reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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The weather was beautiful. This walk was just enough to get our hearts pumping a little. Take a sit and enjoy the view and peacefulness of it all .

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Parker Smith reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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Recommend walking .5 mile north of turning east towards the highway... awesome breaking waves over huge rocks, seals sun bathing , pelicans, etc

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scabbymonkey . reviewed Franklin Point Trail [CLOSED]
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Pranay Bonagiri reviewed Franklin Point Trail [CLOSED]
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Nice trail, connects to franklin point trail. There are seals in the tidepools!

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The trial is gueded and reservation is required. It's unique and very interesting to watch these amazing animals just less then 20 feed range. Kids loved it. Suggesting to be there when it's chilly, the elephants are very active in cold conditions and watching them is spectacular.

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Beautiful views of the rocky coast, secluded coves and a surprise at the end —Franklin Point’s long white sand beach, with the lighthouse in the distance. An easy hour walk with time to relax at the beach. Enjoy! Beware: This trail is well maintained but filled with poison oak (which is just red tipped sticks in the winter). Stay on the trail.

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Dave Zwieback reviewed Atkinson Bluff Trail [CLOSED]
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Chad Farmer reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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was a beautiful trail would have been nice if the lady at the gate would have told me that all the trails were closed pastacertain point. she told me you had to pay to go on a tour of the elephant seals which I did not care about but you did not mention that all the other trails were closed so only got about a quarter of it done.

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Kimberly StClair reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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11.24.19. We paid the $10, got a permit and headed out to see the seals. We could hear them long before we could see them. it was great to watch a couple on the surf, and about 40-50 on the beach. It's almost time for the whole colony to arrive, but we still enjoyed the few that were there. the sand dunes did make the walk a little more tiring than I thought

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Good trail did with 2 year old

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Leteasha Gorham reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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Nice easy trail and the seals are great. Get ready for the sand dunes as you get closer to them. Lots of people even in the “off season”.

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Charles Russell reviewed Ano Nuevo Point (Accessible) [CLOSED]
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Not many wildflowers. Lots of ticks, so watch out (right on the trail). Got a great view of the female and juvenile elephant seals on the beaches, with docents there to help. No reservations needed this time of year

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Beautiful ocean views. Nice & relaxing. Take your time. A lot of ticks near bushes/trail u can see them on the stems. Don’t get to close u should be fine. Some of the trails closed due to seals being on the paths. They do open up trails once they see seals have moved. Which is nice. Nice views of elephant seals & molting females.

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We loved this trail. We hiked from the barn/information center on a very well maintained compacted sand trail with magnificent views of the cliffs and Pacific Ocean. A the Ranger's station about half way out (1 mile or so) a huge storm loomed off shore, we paused briefly and marched on. We were rewarded at the beach heads with about one hundred elephant seals resting, sunning, fighting and generally enjoying the day while they molted their winter coat. It was a bit wet on the dune portion of the trail because of big rainstorms the day before. But otherwise, this is a highly recommend!

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Beautiful plants and scenery! Toward the north point it gets to be quite sandy.

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The trail was well maintained, wide, and flat until you get to the sand part (about a mile I’d guess). This could be a great hike for those with limited mobility, in a chair, with walker or crutches. While not a long hike, the entire thing offers beautiful views of the ocean, great birdwatching, and during certain seasons, a chance to see elephant seals! A couple warnings: during the Elephant Seal mating season (January? To mid March), most of the trail is only accessible by guided tour. The tour is very informative but slowly paced— about three hours to cover two miles. Also, the sides of the trail have a lot of poison oak, so if you have a child who has a hard time not picking up sticks or who likes to walk on the fringes of the trail, you’ll want to consider if this trail is worth the risk.

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Taylor Larsen reviewed Atkinson Bluff Trail [CLOSED]
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Loved this! It was short and sweet and we had 4 kids (6-10) and they thoroughly enjoyed this! It was wet and muddy in places so we did leave with wet feet but it was a blast trying to avoid the mud and cross some streams as well as climb rocks, look for beach glass and sea shells. We did see a couple elephant seals! The holey rocks (made by Piddock clams) were so cool to see! Plus the views!

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Chloe Langevin reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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Very friendly volunteers who provide info on the sea elephants! Nice views

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We visited in July. It was an easy hike until the sand portion. I wasn’t prepared to walk in sand and didn’t wear appropriate shoes. It was hot and the sand was difficult to walk in. It was worth it when we were able to see and hear the elephant seals! It was near to learn about the house on the island, too!

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Gregory Soutter reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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Beautiful views

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 7, 2018
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Scenery: 2 Views: 3.5 Difficulty: 2 Crowds: 2 Shade: 1 My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above: 5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP 4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park 4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail 5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park 5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park 4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park 4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail 5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak 4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

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Christina Parker reviewed Franklin Point Trail [CLOSED]
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Large, sandy beach with tide pools and a bench you can walk to that has a nice platform and views of seals. Part of the hike in has a boardwalk which makes it an easy walk.

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Scott Turnbull reviewed Ano Nuevo Point Trail [CLOSED]
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So beautiful. The docents are very nice and helpful. The elephant seals were fun snd we even saw whales the day we went. The trails are very well laid out. Just a joy.

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