Explore the most popular trails in Harmony Headlands State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Harmony Headlands SP is a 784 acre coastal park located approximately 5 minutes north of the coastal community of Cayucos in San Luis Obispo County on Highway One. The park unit number is #745. The park is open for day use hiking from 6am to sunset. A small parking lot is visible along the west side adjacent to the southbound lane of Highway One. The parking lot can accommodate approximately 10 vehicles. A one and half mile trail from the parking lot extends west to coastal marine terrace grassland with steep hills and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. There are no services available other than a portable restroom next to a small historic ranch house near the beginning of the trail. Cell phone service is sparse. A group of State Park Volunteers walk the park and provide information to the hiking public and assist State Parks with monitoring park activities and reporting emergencies.

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bugs
20 hours ago

Loved this quick trail, super kid-friendly, but we were literally covered in ticks when we left. Wish I would have looked at the comments first! Over all it was a really nice little walk!

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bugs
12 days ago

The trail had amazing views and even some wildlife. However, there were ticks on the rocks that were all over us.

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bugs
12 days ago

Ticks. I don’t recall years ago having any on me and this time we all did. Please check yourself thoroughly.

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1 month ago

BUNNIES

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2 months ago

we loved this trail. was so beautiful and peaceful. nice path not to steep or hard to walk on loved it.

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2 months ago

looked good to start, but got unlucky with the rain 1/3 way in. will hit it again.

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3 months ago

Great walk on a sunny or cloudy day. It may be warm inland but it’s quite a bit cooler next to the ocean. Good chance you’ll see whales in the spring, seals in the ocean and plenty of birds and flowers in the April timeframe. Good easy walk. Plenty of benches to sit and take it all in.

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no shade
4 months ago

Spring rains made for a mucky trek in places, but still a pretty easy, mostly flat trail to the ocean bluffs and back. Beautiful views and a ton of wildflowers of many varieties.

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washed out
5 months ago

Beautiful. Breezy. The trail to the ocean is passable but have to navigate some washed out areas. Well worth the hike. We went in the end at 2.2 each way.

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muddy
5 months ago

Beautiful hike with poppies and a gorgeous view of the ocean. It's pretty muddy right now because of all the recent rain.

Beautiful easy trail even on overcast day, breathtaking ocean views, colorful flowers and mushrooms. Bring water, snacks and enjoy the views.

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7 months ago

Wonderful views! Great hike for kids. Well maintained and clearly marked.

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8 months ago

Nice easy trail the whole family can do. Great ocean views. Only downer is there are no dogs allowed.

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8 months ago

Sweet little trail that leads right out to the beach! The views are beautiful and the pathway is mellow. There are just two little spots that required some tedious, careful steps, but other than that it is super mellow.

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11 months ago

Do this trail in the springtime and you will not be disappointed! Beautiful plants, flowers, animals, and views.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Fun hike, can find some solitude if timed right. Please note, a good number of the photos uploaded here are not even of this trail, but Montana de Oro, top of Hwy 46, etc. Beautiful nonetheless.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Easy trail with beautiful views !

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Great views! Definite downer was my husband and brother-in-law finding 2 ticks each on their legs; even though they were wearing long pants.

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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Great walk with scenic beach views!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Easy walk, nice views

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Great walk and nice trails.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Great little hike with my wife and one year old in his pack. Trail is wide enough to bring a stroller too which is nice. No dogs is a bummer.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

This was a nice little walk. We had five kids aged 4-12. The 4 year old needed a rest on the way back but it was easy. We saw deer, owl, and hawks. It was a great little jaunt to the ocean.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

One of my favorite little hikes easy and I love to go across the street to Harmony cellars for a glass of wine after.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Nice and smooth.

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

Wonderful and easy for all ages.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Very nice walk across fields from Highway 1 to coast then along the bluffs. A fine walk for most, but NO DOGS ALLOWED

Sunday, June 18, 2017

I love this trail but it's longer than what this says beautiful views!!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pleasant walking trail to unique views of the ocean. No pets

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